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Please note: contains strong language, depictions of violence and references to suicide. Listener discretion is advised.

Sir Michael Caine knows a thing or two about gangs: whether that’s joining one as a kid, or playing gangsters in movies for over 50 years. Organised crime has captivated pop culture for decades, from the Krays to the Mafia. 

Now Caine delves into the real stories behind the gangs we think we know so well, revealing the hidden realities behind the myths. And throughout the series he asks: can a gang ever truly be ‘successful’?

Producer: 7Digital

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great work

cut to bite size for easy listening.
really enjoyed this.
Michael Cain being Michael Cain

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Great for all Michael Caine fans!

Having really enjoyed the last Michael Caine Audible podcast (Heists), I was straight onto this as soon as it released, and had finished the series before the day was up. It is well produced and well narrated. If I am being completely honest though, I could probably listen to Michael Caine reading a shopping list and still give it five stars - he is just so cool to listen to. This podcast is very reminiscent of Caine's gangster films, and he also puts a bit of personal story/reflection in each story. Well worth the listen.

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  • 31-07-2021

Awesome

great listen, perfect narration, variety and subjects were interesting, would love to hear more similar, in this format

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Gangs narrated by Michael Caine

Michael Caine is a wonderful narrator. loved listening to his voice. The true stories were very informative.

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Very critical Jessie James

Good to hear his voice.
Bland woke politics.
Destroys Jessie James.
Don't know why he made the series.

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Disappointing

Have enjoyed all other Michael Caine audible productions, however this started well enough and then plummeted in to Woke drivel. history is history, you can't change it just learn from it, you certainly can not judge historical figures by today's apologist standards. What next condemnation of the actions of the men at rorke's drift ?

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  • Testing123
  • 04-07-2021

Spoiled by irritating music. Dialog drowned out.

Was looking forward to this. I listened to the first two chapters. Just had to stop after the 2nd chapter. Spoiled by irritating music throughout.
Just like every Audible original that is included with membership, it is constantly assaulting (or should that be Insulting) the ears with added music.
Why do they keep spoiling the Audible included content with this nonsense?
It's meant to be an audiobook, not a flipping musical.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 04-07-2021

Awful!

I really do object when crimals are lauded as heroes, they are evil men, not worthy of praise. I cannot read beyond the first chapter as it just makes me angry!

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  • Tony Ogundeyi
  • 04-07-2021

Superb, Riveting Back To Back Listening.

Sir Michael Caine performs an excellent narration in this brilliant, informative & captivating production.

The veil is lifted so we get to peek beyond the mystique, the stereotypes and myths surrounding some notoriously well known (& not so well known) gangs & gangsters.

We get some reveling insights into the psychology of the gang, facts from fiction and the truth behind the stories.

It's refreshingly good that the gang's victims are also given compassionate consideration so whilst acknowledging our virtually obsessive fascination with gangs & gangsters, it's not just about glorification of gangs & gangsters, infact far from.

The live interviews especially one with a former female 'gang' member's a bit of a surprise & also quite touching.

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  • SweetRita
  • 04-07-2021

Excellent but brutal.

Their are many lessons to be learned. I highly recommend you start here with this one!😱

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  • HAPPYBICHON
  • 15-07-2021

Michael Caine gangs

loved it informative and very educational. Sir Michael was AWESOME I wanted to listen to all 6 episodes at once but at the same time did NOT want to finish thank you Audible

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  • LM Winterbottom
  • 17-07-2021

Cracking!

Very educational, broken down into sections, easy listening and highly addictive. Michael Caine is blinding!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-07-2021

gangs.

very interesting listening, an eye opener on the world of gangs and gang culture. Great reading by Michael Caine.

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  • t.g.warner
  • 15-07-2021

Brilliant stories

I became completely immersed in all of these stories. Micheal Caine brilliant as ever and talking to those involved made it so real. loved it and I will probably listen to it again. Definitely recommend listening to this.

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  • Nigel R Benson
  • 14-07-2021

A Very Good Listen

Originals has proved its worth again. I think it should be lauded for the variety of content. Michael Caine is always good value and gave this s degree of 'geezer' gravitas. The idea was an interesting one and was split well, though personally I found the Mafia pieces - 2 episodes - to feel oddly positioned between the others. Somehow it broke the flow, though that's wholly personal preference, it's in no way(sic) bad. I would buy another if it was a series.

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  • Conrad Littler
  • 11-07-2021

pre recorded horse shite

absolute cardboard. whoever editted this was either on a promise or it was their first job. I have better conversation with my Alexa.
1 star given as you have to give at least one. just writing this review while my fence panel dries.

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