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The Whole of the Moon
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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A book that has taken more than 25 years to arrive. The definitive story of the man who held an eight-year reign of terror over the town of Middlesbrough. Containing many firsthand and previously unheard accounts from some of Duffy’s closest friends and associates, this book will finally confirm who the man was and what he was really all about.
Brian Cockerill was once a brutal gangland enforcer who climbed the criminal ladder taxing drug dealers for fun. A six-foot-three, 24-stone man mountain with the freakish strength of a gorilla, Brian was linked with and fought some of the hardest men in England. Brian started taking the drugs he was taxing, which led to many years of addiction, depression, and anxiety that cost him everything he had but his home.
From a brutal upbringing where he was constantly beaten by a sadistic father, to finding his ideal job as a teenage bouncer, a job he stayed with until retirement. There's fights galore, shootings, and prison sentences in the Mick Sorby story.
This is the final audiobook in the series of Agony books. For the first time, in his own words, Amazon best-selling author Jamie Boyle tells of the unheard stories he has unearthed during his eight years of researching the anomaly that was Wakefield's Paul Sykes. Final Agony follows Paul's journey from the cradle to the grave.
Lee Duffy 2 - The Blood Moon is the sequel to the Amazon best seller The Whole of the Moon also written by Jamie Boyle. This final Lee Duffy book takes a look at Lee's Tyneside links as well as more tales from Teesside. This time and for the first time we hear from a police officer on what it was like to be a serving officer in Lee's era and school friends of Lee's who tell us how he was as a schoolboy. Love him or hate him he's still being spoken of to this day!
You may have read Newcastle and Middlesbrough accounts of Lee Duffy; now, for the first time, Paul Venis the actor is set to play Lee in the upcoming Sayers' film. In this audiobook, he speaks on behalf of the South Bank community about their most infamous son. It also includes Paul's own remarkable story: Unbeaten K1 world champion, British, European, and world champion (31 Fights, 31 Wins, 30 KO's).
Bullied as a child, the guvnor, prisoner, Roy Shaw belt holder, barred out of the city of Newcastle for six years, doorman, bareknuckle fighter... Gary Firby has led just a bit of a colorful life. Now for the first time, with Jamie Boyle (author/filmmaker), he'll be penning his life story.
Paul Sykes, from Lupset, near Wakefield, died aged 60 in Pinderfields Hospital from pneumonia and cirrhosis of the liver. He was a man whose life might have been changed by success in the boxing ring, but despite contending for the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles, he sank back into old habits. It heralded a return to the self-destructive course of his life. This audiobook is my journey to find out what happened to Paul Sykes between the years after his 1990 cult classic documentary and his eventual tragic demise in 2007.
Tales from the estates of Middlesbrough over the last 50 years.... These are the memoirs of Paddy Moloney's very colourful life. From a two up two down in Cannon Street to Grovehill and the luxury of an inside lav! Going from a "quiet lad" at St Joseph's to his first spell in borstal. This is a brutally honest account of Paddy's journey from an Altar boy to a Criminal, spanning four decades including his dealings with some of Middlesbrough's notorious characters to the big guns from further afield. This book pulls you in from the very first chapter.