- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 12 hours and 20 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: The Naked Blonde Writer
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 27 Mar. 2018
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07C8QGCTY
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
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Blackout: The Dark Side of the Valleys Audiobook – Unabridged
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As an aside, I've lived in Wales (Swansea Valley) for a few years now and thanks to Blackout, now understand what the neighbour means when she calls us bach, what a colleague means when he calls me butt and I also learnt a new Welshism - hireath, one that I can understand and appreciate even after my short time here.
Blackout is an amazing first novel and one that should be published (i.e. it should taken up by a major publisher). The writer delivers a brutal and honest depiction of the harsh realities of life in the modern Welsh Valleys - a place where drugged-up wage slaves, shackled to factories owned by (English) outsiders, produce products they have little use for themselves. That many of these owners were paid £ms to locate here in the 80s and 90s shows just how little faith the elected represents had in their own people's ability to create richness and wealth. Perhaps if they look outside today they will see a Wales confident and capable, with young writers who command attention on any stage. Tracy Williams is just such a writer.