I liked the narration; it was very good. the story revolves around two friends -- sort of a tough but not too bright guy and a bright but not too tough guy. It also revolves around the story of a crooner, who seemed strangely like an Italian crooner from Jersey -- ok, Frank Sinatra -- and his affair with a woman modeled after Ava Gardner. Oh, and there's the Bugsy Malone character who is off in Vegas building the "Sandpiper" hotel and casino. So, that was fun. But the parts involving the spy games during WWII not too compelling. But, in the end, I liked it -- it was nice ear candy to relax and hear about mob hits.
This was a good read; I like short stories, and these were very evocative. I especially liked the connected short stories. The narrators all did an excellent job. The subject matter is intriguing; relationships mostly, and poignant and funny at the same time.
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