Having grown up in a city and amidst some irreputable characters, I certainly loved the realness and rawness of this audiobook. The crime aspect is entertaining enough, but the narration in that NY brogue makes you feel like you are living the story through the author's eyes. Get it - you will not be disappointed. Great mob vs. police stuff.
HAVE LISTENED TWICE ALREADY! SO WELL TOLD IN EVERY ASPECT
MERLONI DID AN AMAZING JOB ARTICULATING A COMPLEX STORY WITH SOM MANY UNIQUE CHARACTERS
the narrator is fantastic The story is not for children but it is a great read Yes
I am not sure about how to answer this question
Everything the man is a great actor and reads this book to perfection.
I would buy this book if I were looking for a great story that is read perfectly
I cannot believe this was non-fiction. The writer, a former undercover NYPD cop, explained the tale of how he infiltrated to the top of the city's mafia-controlled trash industry and exposed the gangsters. The tales he narrates span 3 years, yet the narration is not dragged on. Both the general overview of the mission and the breath-taking dangerous moments are captured. It is well-written, thrilling to listen to, and quite incredible.
I would have loved to listen to 10 more hours about details of the operation. The narration completely leaves out the cop's domestic life, for example. How did his wife and kid take all this undercover business? What happened after the operation was completed? But it is understandable that these personal details are left out except for a few sentences (along the lines of "this period was very difficult for my wife.").
It may be a great, gripping book, but I found the language too offensive for my taste and ended up shutting it off after the first five or 10 minutes of listening to it. Given the subject matter I probably should have expected it, but was still disappointed.
Wish that had been disclosed before I bought it ...