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Mob Daughter Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal.

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. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn’t come home at all. He hosted “secret” meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with “business associates.” By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was 19 years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in.This is the story of a daughter’s struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.

©2012 Karen Gravano with Lisa Pulitzer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    "I really enjoyed listening to this book."

    The fact that the narrator lived through each episode makes the book worthwhile, and adds a great amount of credibility.

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    Julie A. Walker Colorado Springs, CO 02-11-16
    Julie A. Walker Colorado Springs, CO 02-11-16
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    "Great story!"

    Well written! Thank you Karen for your honesty I love you on Mob Wives. I wish it weren't ending

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    Raache R Burleson, TX 01-26-16
    Raache R Burleson, TX 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good book but karen not the best narrator."

    i liked the book and her stories, however Karen is not the best narrator. She lost me on some things because she is a little monotone.

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    Jake McLellan 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Maybe Sammy The Bull was a good bad guy after all."

    I would have liked more information on the mafia days and a little less about Gotti.

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    Mr.K 05-07-15
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    "Awful."

    Awful. Extremely Amateur, as one of those homemade recordings by a 13 year old. I made it through firs hour and quit. Have over 300 books in library - first time so disappointed.

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    Amanda 03-13-15
    Amanda 03-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfection!!!!"

    Karen make no excuses for her father or her illegal activity. I really respect her family and her father. I don't agree with murder, but everyone seems to forget that he killed no one who wasn't in "the life"! The men who died killed or would kill if ordered to do so!! They are guilty
    no victims in the mob!

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    Robin 01-23-15
    Robin 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible narration!!!!"

    Horrible narration and the story has all been told already!!! Nothing new.....waste of a credit and my 8hrs of time!

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    Dawn 01-03-15
    Dawn 01-03-15
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    "Feels like its lacking"
    What disappointed you about Mob Daughter?

    There really wasn't much of a story line


    What was most disappointing about Karen Gravano and Lisa Pulitzer ’s story?

    You could tell that there are things that she just is either unwilling to tell or unable to tell and it shows in the story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen Gravano’s performances?

    Yes


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

    I wouldn't have cut I would have added.


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    Mindy Middletown, OH, United States 12-11-13
    Mindy Middletown, OH, United States 12-11-13
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    "Good story but,Karen reads like a second grader!!"
    Would you try another book from Karen Gravano and Lisa Pulitzer and/or Karen Gravano?

    I would never purchase another book read by Karen Gravano.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting part was the peek into the Mafia life from the pov of the children. This book also jumps a lot from thought to thought. Sometimes a little confusing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen Gravano’s performances?

    NEVER!! She reads like a second grader, I really couldn't believe how bad of a reader she is!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I believe that it would've been better if it were read by someone else, the story is there but, she makes it hard to get into it.


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    Magdalena Antioch, CA, United States 03-31-13
    Magdalena Antioch, CA, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing!"
    Where does Mob Daughter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    5


    What other book might you compare Mob Daughter to and why?

    I can't remember the book, it's in my library but it's the story of a mafia's wife. loved that book too.


    What about Karen Gravano’s performance did you like?

    Her honesty throughout the book, expressing the pain she felt when her dad went to prison the second time and still there. I feel for her brother and most of all, for her innocent mother.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, that part when her father went to prison the second time and she feels guilty about it. The whole book is amazing and moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, i felt sad seeing how she had to endure, experience and live that life. I know it made her stronger and she's out of it, but going through it was totally hard! She is in my prayers and would love to get to know her someday. She is an amazing daughter, mother, sister and human being.

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