©2004 Mario Puzo; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Puzo has called this 1965 pre-Godfather novel his personal favorite of his oeuvre.....This 'very colorful and perceptive novel' remains 'highly readable' for today's audience." (Library Journal)
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this book is just amazing, funny & truly charming..i listen to a great deal of audio & i can not imagine this book read by another narrator.
So beautifully written. Brings every emotion possible out in the best way possible. Must read!
Not as well-known as the blockbuster Godfather series but memorable well-written well developed characters that speak to the immigrant experience. I saw and felt my own Italian immigrant story in this book. Highly recommended.
If you are an Italian-American of a certain age, this story resonates with bits and pieces of history and culture you've heard your whole life. A premiere storyteller, who brings every character to life with a vibrant honesty and recognition of the human condition. I was a little disappointed with the narrator's "Italian" accent; I think this would have been improved by authenticity in that department.
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