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Queenie

Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
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The explosive new novel from the number one best seller. Now with an exclusive interview with Kimberley Chambers at the end of the audiobook.

Before the Butlers came Queenie....

Whitechapel in the 1930s was not an easy place to be brought up, and when the war came, those with nothing were hit the hardest. Queenie watched her family struggle and learned her lessons the hard way. When she was a little girl, there was one thing Queenie knew - she was going to get out of this.... And then tall, dark and handsome Alfie Butler walks into her life and gives Queenie her ticket out.

One rushed wedding later, the real trouble begins. As the Krays make their mark on the East End, Queenie realises what it takes for an East End girl to really succeed. Despite his good looks, Alfie Butler has no backbone, so Queenie looks to her sons. She will make men out of these boys. They won't be weak like their father; they will be as strong as their mother. They will rule the East End, and finally Queenie will get her wish. Her boys - Roy, Vinny and Michael - will make sure their mother's name becomes East End legend....

If you want to find out what happens to Queenie and her boys, there is the first chapter of The Trap - the first in the best-selling Butler series - at the end of this audiobook. 

©2019 Kimberley Chambers (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"If you enjoy tough, gritty crime novels, you will love this book." (Rachel Abbott)

"A great read from one of our favourite crime writers." (Closer)  

"I'm a big fan of Kimberley Chambers. For me Life of Crime is her best book yet. Brutally realistic, epic in scale and with a twist I didn't see coming." (Jaime Raven) 

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  • Charles Stamper
  • 13-03-2020

Had me laughing and crying at times

Loved the way I was made to feel
I was part of the actual life in the book.
Cannot wait to listen to the Trap.

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  • Ang
  • 24-01-2020

Disappointing

I have been looking forward to this book for so long!
Sadly it’s nowhere near as good as the other Butler books

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  • Nessa
  • 24-01-2020

Bloody Brilliant!

I LoVed this and the narrator Annie Aldington was Perfect for reading this wonderful story.
One of Kimberley's best! It had me LOL and in tears in some places! Perfect in so many ways.

Highly recommend this wonderful book x

A story that will be with me a very long time x

Thanks Kimberley You are the Best!!!

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  • Steve Cross
  • 26-02-2020

Sadly a little dull

I have listen to many of this style of book. However, this one falls way below my interest level would tolerate. I struggled to listen to the children’s stories but the first few chapters in the war years were better.

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  • susan booker
  • 24-01-2020

Brilliant

The best Kimberley Chambers book yet. I've loved all this series and I love this narrator.

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  • christine
  • 14-05-2020

Queenie

Very good book i loved it kept me booked from start to finish i can not wait for the next.

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  • Caroline Howes
  • 11-05-2020

A must read

I loved this book, finished off the trilogy perfectly. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves london gang stories

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  • Caroline
  • 09-04-2020

Addictive Reading<br />

Wow, probably one of the best books I have ever read. Never heard of the author until she was interviewed on BBC Breakfast News. Thought I would give the book a try and did not regret. A page turner from start to finish. I am now heading off to buy the first in the Butler trilogy.

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  • vonny57
  • 25-03-2020

Loved it

I thought this was special as I have read all the Butler books I listened to this on audible and the narrative was good and thoroughly enjoyed hearing more about queenie & her family

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  • Maria
  • 03-03-2020

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Loved it, think I finished within 3 days.
Love Kimberly chambers. Annie aldington is my favourite narrator.

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  • Johnny crystal
  • 02-03-2020

Tedious

I thought this would be a good book about the life of the East End of London. How wrong I was, everybody is all happy and jolly on the whole. and there isn’t any action or a decent story line. It is a boring book to listen to and I had to leave the book without finishing it.