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

  • by John Pearson
  • Narrated by Martin Shaw
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


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Customer Reviews

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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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- keith


Martin Shaw reads this and makes it for me
He describes in his tone what is going on more believable and I enjoyed the listen very much
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- Alastair

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-04-2012
  • Publisher: The Copyright Group