Gypsy Boy on the Run

  • by Mikey Walsh
  • Narrated by Mikey Walsh
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mikey is a Romany Gypsy and grew up living in a caravan on sites across the UK. He adored his family and the rich and vibrant Romany culture he'd inherited. Eventually though he was forced to make a heartbreaking decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to finally belong. But Mikey quickly discovers that life in the outside world isn't all he expected. After learning his father had put a contract out on him and that he was being hunted down by gangs of thugs determined to claim their reward, Mikey realises that life will never be the same again.
Brimming with unforgettable characters, this extraordinary coming-of-age story will remind you that sometimes it takes courage (and the odd Disney song) to be the person you were meant to be.

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felt he needs a good slap!

I found the whole thing so tedious - no wonder his father whacked him, (mind you it did sound very brutal but if as bad as he describes I would think he'd be hospitalized). Self absorbed & feeling sorry for himself - depressed me... I don't get what he was trying to say - certainly I didn't learn anything except qualification that these travelling traders do rip you off with the tarmac scam!
I bought the book because I heard him being interviewed on Radio 4 and thought it would be a good listen - afraid not.
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- tansy "I listen while I work...ironing! We run vacation rentals in Normandy France - sleeping up to 18 persons per night - quite a bit of ironing!"

Just brilliant

This story is a compelling listerning with an insite into another way of living ... and being narrated by the author you can hear him the emotion that the book was writtern with ... nice one Mikey.
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- Rhian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks