• The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins

  • By: John Pearson
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 16-04-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Copyright Group
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (196 ratings)

Summary

Heroes or villains? You decide....
In the 1960s, London’s gangland was ruled by two men: Reggie and Ronnie Kray. Building an empire of crime by intimidation, extortion, and terror on a scale never seen before or since, they feted stars of stage and screen, sportsmen, and even politicians to gain the respectability they craved.
On the March 17, 1995, Ronnie Kray died suddenly of a heart attack while serving a life sentence for murder. His funeral was watched by over 50,000 people. Five years later, Reggie Kray died of cancer, thus closing a particularly dark chapter in the history of London's underworld.
Read by acclaimed actor Martin Shaw, this is the true story of their rise and fall.
©2012 The Copyright Group (P)2012 The Copyright Group
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4 out of 5 stars
By Miss Cl Brannan on 30-10-15

Good book but not all true

I enjoyed this book it was better than some books about the twins. But still not all is as is wrote I spotted one error and a big piece of krays history missing but all in all a good book

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5 out of 5 stars
By keith on 29-11-16

True crime

Would you listen to The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins again? Why?

I have read this book but love this version Martin Shaws Cockney and Irish accents is superb

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both reg and Ron

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Loved their early childhood and the escapades with the army

Any additional comments?

Listening to this I feel I'm there in that period it's very engrossing

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5 out of 5 stars
By T on 27-08-12

great story aand it is true

Would you listen to The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins again? Why?

yes - very interesting

What about Martin Shaw’s performance did you like?

exceptional - has a great voice to listen to. He gives each character a personality.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

ruthless

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kevinowings on 14-03-18

seen the movie Legend

Great story wish I knew the mafia parts before. I never knew they were real till the movie.

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