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Raising a Gangster

By: Kerry Barnes
Narrated by: Annie Aldington
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Summary

A gripping story of revenge - the prequel to Cruel Secrets - from the gangland governor, Kerry Barnes!

Bermondsey, London. With an absent father and a penniless mother, Cyril Reardon is determined to be the man of the house. As young as eight, Cyril is a charmer, a planner, and a risk-taker. A rare trip to the country, shows Cyril a completely different world, and it opens his eyes to how the other half lives.

A young man wants Cyril shot dead but receives a nasty scar and a few injuries that set him on a path of revenge. Little does he know that all the time he was being raised a lord, Cyril Reardon was being raised a gangster.

Only one of them is a gentleman. Only one of them plays the cards they were dealt.

©2020 Kerry Barnes (P)2020 W F Howes

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Kerry Barnes at her very best

I am a very big kerry Barnes fan but that didn't stop me returning my last two books of hers. This book brings you back to the start of her Cruel Secrets series and is just a brilliant listen, excellent story line and Annie Aldington's narration is as fantastic as ever.

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marvellous

a match made in heaven. Kerry barnes and annie aldington. what more could you want! ❤

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Brilliant

this is the best book I've read in ages. brilliantly written and read... a real page turner

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Being of East London stock I could relate to characters and their relationships probably more than many. The characters were very believable and could have been any number of people I met in my youth. At one stage I did think it was going to be just another story based on the Kray twins and there were certainly many similarities to those stories. I did however find it difficult to put down and enjoyed the listen.

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Great!

I am really enjoying this authors books! Looking forward to listening to more.
Listened to this on the plus catalogue but would happily have paid - great story!

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Fantastic

Although I’d read the books the wrong way round, I absolutely loved it didn’t want it to finish, fabulous Kerry Barnes and read by the best narrator in my opinion Annie Adlington.

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what a good read 👏

thanks again for a amazing book it kept me gripped and I couldnt put it down.

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ANOTHER FAB BOOK BY KERRY BARNES

AM SO HAPPY THAT EVERY NEW RELEASE IS UP TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS ALL HER PREVIOUS BOOKS, UNLIKE MOST OTHER CRIME AUTHORS
GRIPPING FROM START TO FINISH,AND GUTTED WHEN OT ENDED!!
CANT WAIT FOR NEXT BOOKS.PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING KERRY👍👍

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Enjoyed

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, it made me laugh & cry. Annie Adlington bought it to life.

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Fantastic 10/10

So I’ve listened to all Martina Cole and Kimberly chambers books and stumbled on Kerry Barnes books this is my second and it’s brilliant ! I love the era and it’s such a great book thats pre cruel secrets !! Can I take a moment to say Annie Aldrington is brilliant the way she reads several books now I’ve laughed till I cried , and she reads this so well!! 10/10 Kerry Barnes for a great book I’m on to my next by you now !!!

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