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  • By: John Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Alan King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (750 ratings)

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Last King of the Cross

By: John Ibrahim
Narrated by: Alan King
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SOON TO BE A TV MINISERIES ON PARAMOUNT+

WINNER OF THE DANGER PRIZE 2018

John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words.

Last King of the Cross lays bare Australia's most notorious underworld figure.

In the mongrel tongue of the streets, John writes of fleeing war-torn Tripoli with his family and growing up in Sydney's rough and tumble west - before establishing himself as a tough guy and teen delinquent, then a bouncer, enforcer and nightclub king on the Golden Mile.

Bullets fly, blades flash and bodies fall. In a city of shadows, John builds his army and empire - partying like a playboy prince of darkness while staying one step ahead of the cops, the outlaw gangs and hungry triggermen, plotting to take him and his family down.

Crazier than Goodfellas, more compelling than The Godfather, Last King of the Cross is a colourful crime saga like no other and powerful proof that truth is always stranger than fiction.

©2017 John Ibrahim (P)2018 Macmillan Australia Audio

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Okay for a token

The book started strong but failed to land punches towards the latter end of the book, dragged and repeated itself.

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Great Story !

I loved this story ... and the excellent narration! A very easy and interesting listen.

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Excellent book, well-written and highly engaging

A fantastic insight into Sydney's underbelly in the 1990s and early 2000s. Also a fascinating look at John's journey from an immigrant kid in Western Sydney to financial independence and mixing with Sydney's and international A-listers. Highly engaging A+.

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Extremely self centred

This guy cannot see the hurt that he has caused to so many people. Keep pretending you are a great member of society.

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AN ENTERTAINING READ FOR ANY GANGSTER OR WANNA BE

A true inspiration, how even the tough guy can do the job well, talentedly charming with his aggressive approach to doing things the right way, at least with the way he portrays himself and his businesses, which John Ibrahim does superbly well, and by listening to Last King of the Cross, you get a real identity check to the business man and entrepreneur that John Ibrahim proficiently sketches with each sentence, and chapter to this entertaining book, which has a lot of gangster to it, in a positive way, not in a thuggish way, but in a hard persona that obviously is successful enough to of done it more than once, and at many times, all at the same times as running the complexity that Last King of the Cross portrays with each slice indulged, of the John Ibrahim delicacy served within this audio books pages, words, and paragraphs.

I really look forward to throwing this on when I can and it lasts 10 hours, so you get your moneys worth, and it is always a relaxing time to hear some smart talk, which makes proper and perfect business sense, and common sense. I find it real cool, how John Ibrahim keeps his 'hardened' personality alive, with his obviously charming ways he handles himself, his staff, his venues, and all things John Ibrahim.

Thanks for being so honest about your past troubles in running most of the cross, and hell, pretty much the entire night life in Sydney, and thanks for being a god that can talk the talk still as much as you have already walked the walked, but I am sure can do much more walking and talking as he becomes ever more successful with this release, and any other items relating to this purchase. Last King of the Cross shirts would be a treat :P LONG LIVE DCM's

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Super Interesting Story

If only the couple of TV series done on the bloke were as good as this book! Great story, regardless of how much of it may or may not be true.

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Loved it.

Very entertaining. Loved the overall feel of the story and the realism of his life.
Would definintely reccomend this to true crime story readers.

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Was Hooked

I Loved this . Couldn't put it down. Stayed up Way too late .
Great Reading or Listening

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great book

I really enjoyed this book I highly recommend it well written and excellent narration

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Kings Cross Insight

I really enjoyed this story and narration. It took me back to the years we used to visit the cross for the vibrant and fun night life. Little did we know what went on behind the scenes - hence the great insight and reflection that John’s story brings.
A must read for anyone who knew the cross in the good old days.

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