I love just a few things... Family, Drumming, Baseball, and Intellect.
Very detailed information, at times far too detailed. Some of the tangents are a little too distant from the story line.
The narration is a little too slow. But that's rectified by playing the book at x1.25 speed.
Fishing my ass uncle Danny you went to Havana for this. Aunt Millie never knew...
Nor did any of us guess how incredibly convoluted the mystery was. I never thought that a dollar could stretch so far as to be in the pocket of six mobsters and a president at the same time. Since I grew up on the east coast when this all was happening and the names are all familiar memories this tale of the corruption in Cuba is even more relevant now that we are trying to normalize the last 50 yrs of idiocy. More than adequate narration as well...
This was good a good historical accounting of what happened in Cuba. I didn't know the history of the mob and Castro but I personally was hoping for a more salacious story.
Father of three with no time to actually read, but also a former history teacher and current attorney with a long commute-I love audiobooks.
no--I tend to only listen to books once
any mob history book....
solid, even performance
The Real Story of Godfather 2
Good listen, especially if you like history and the mob tales...
I would make it less about the facts and figures and more about the beauty of the island and the people, the night life, the glitz and glamour.
Something less historical. This makes two in a row about Latin countries that failed to bring the local feel I was after.
Stop reading it.
Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.
Although I had lived during the Cuban Revolution, I had only a vague understanding of its circumstances. I was unaware that organized crime was really running the economy of the island. I had heard that Meyer Lansky was the Jewish Treasurer of the mob but didn't know how much of his influence was centered on Cuba. I also was unaware of the rivalry between Havana and Las Vegas.
I found the book well researched and entertaining. It is too bad that Fidel Castro didn't take his fortunate opportunity to turn the island into a true democracy. Unfortunately he turned out to be little better than his predecessor, although he did get rid of the Mob influence. Havana, the Mob, gambling and sex are the main themes of the book.