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Publisher's Summary

One typical Friday morning in February 1997, two masked men dressed in body armour and carrying automatic rifles burst into the Bank of America in North Hollywood, California and started shooting. 

They forced customers to the ground, stuffed hundreds of thousands of dollars into a duffel bag and exited out the back…where they were surrounded by police. 

For the next 44 minutes, the armed robbers and police engaged in a deadly gunfight. News choppers overhead aired the North Hollywood shootout live on television. Down on the ground, both inside the bank and out, a neighborhood of strangers converged to stop the carnage and save lives. Many are telling their stories for the first time. 

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Bank hold-up

Loved it! Narration was great and I felt like I was there. Listening to the raw emotions of the men and women involved in this hold up and the subsequent shoot out was incredible!

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Gripping and emotional

Told by those with first hand experience of the events as they unfolded, those right in the firing line. I could not stop listening.

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  • Bulldog
  • 07-02-2021

High impact storytelling

Told by people who were right in the eye of the captivating drama. Thrillingly told.

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  • Luke Hoare Greene
  • 28-02-2021

A slow start saved only by the performances

An interesting look at a unique story. The first episode is boring filler and I would advise skipping it to get to the actual good parts of the story.

There are also some details missing which would have helped flesh out the story, like the guy who mentions his son over and over, but never mentions what age his son is? He mentions he was driving a brand new BMW though.

Ultimately it’s the performances from the people who were there which hold your attention.

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  • Laura
  • 12-02-2021

Disappointing

My hopes were high for this team after Call Me God. Sadly, a let down

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-2021

Fantastic. Real life accounts riveting

Excellent production. All the more dramatic for the witness accounts and unedited descriptions. Best real life drama I've heard in years. As a firefighter for over 20 years, it's great to hear all sides if the story, especially from the dispatchers.

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  • Mrs N
  • 19-02-2021

Gripping

A totally gripping true story, if you like true crime tales then you’ll want to listen to this.

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  • Peter Revell
  • 17-02-2021

Excellent

Loved it from start to finish. Detailed and emotional content from those involved. great listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-2021

Thrilling

Great insight to what happened on that day definitely worth a listen to scarey stuff. 5*.

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  • The Jeepster
  • 11-02-2021

Real life drama

An in-depth and personal retelling of the bank heist which ended in so much violence. The individual stories are gripping, as is the aftermath issues and effects on those drawn in to this situation.

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