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Hannah

Heidelberg Heights, Australia

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  • Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Gravano, Lisa Pulitzer
    • Narrated By Karen Gravano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With 19 confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss - and John Gotti’s right-hand man - is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State’s evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table.

    Amber says: "BORING"
    "Please don't waste your money."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Mob Daughter better?

    If somebody else had read this book without the ridiculous mispronunciations and poor phrasing this could've passed as a decent audiobook. This woman can barely read let alone put on a good performance.


    What could Karen Gravano and Lisa Pulitzer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book is very self-indulgent. At one point I found myself incredulous over her saying that somebody was prejudiced against gangsters. I could have accepted this story if you were even slightly remorseful of her fathers work life.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    If I have to hear the word fustrated again I'll be very fustrated.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mob Daughter?

    Most of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I had high hopes that this would be great. It was so disjointed and self serving it was actually anger inducing. Someone's obviously recently taught her the word "livid" and it's quite apt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Laney Salisbury, Aly Sujo
    • Narrated By Marty Peterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (151)

    Here is a tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries - many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today. Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history.

    Andy says: "reads like a thriller"
    "Great story, annoying overly American reader."
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Possibly. The story seems quite interesting but the voice over makes it hard to listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Marty Peterson’s performance?

    The narration sounds like an overly Americanised advertisement and it's really hard to listen to.


    Was Provenance worth the listening time?

    Probably not.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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