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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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.

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- T

Intriguing story

I find the Kray twins fascinating and this book captures their story very well. Enjoyed it so much listened to it for a second time. Great narration!
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- Rob

Book Details

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