The Damage

  • by Howard Linskey
  • Narrated by David Nellist
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

David Blake is a worried man. He should be enjoying the high life now that he's Newcastle's 'Top Boy', the man who controls everything in the city. He lives in luxury, the money keeps on rolling in, and Blake is sharing his life with the girl that he loves. But, when one of his men takes two bullets in the back, Blake struggles to stay in control.


What the Critics Say

"A Tyneside Dashiell Hammett to put Martina Cole firmly in her place" (The Times)
"A brutal, hard-hitting debut which opens up Newcastle’s dark, violent underbelly like a freshly-sharpened stiletto" (Simon Kernick on The Drop)
"Writing that leaps off the page in its lacerating forcefulness" (Crime Time)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not your standard gangster fare

This is a well crafted book that I found captivating. It will not be everyone's cup of tea but good writing and plotting made this a very enjoyable listen.
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- Chris the gardener

Geordie Godfather

A wonderful narration in the dialect good pace you are transported to the shady side with the inner conflict of gangsters trying to do it the right way
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- Martyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks