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The Sicilian | [Mario Puzo]

The Sicilian

Michael Corleone is returning to the U.S. after the two-year exile to Sicily in which listeners left him in The Godfather. But he is ordered to bring with him the young Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Guiliano, who is the unofficial ruler of northwestern Sicily. In his fight "to make Sicilians free people", the young folk hero, based on the real-life Giuliano of the 1940s, has made both the police and the Mafia his enemies.
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Michael Corleone is returning to the U.S. after the two-year exile to Sicily in which listeners left him in The Godfather. But he is ordered to bring with him the young Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Guiliano, who is the unofficial ruler of northwestern Sicily. In his fight "to make Sicilians free people", the young folk hero, based on the real-life Giuliano of the 1940s, has made both the police and the Mafia his enemies. So when Don Croce Malo, chief of the Sicilian Mafia, and the policemen who has been tracking Guiliano each offer to help Corleone find the elusive Robin Hood, betrayal seems inevitable.

Mario Puzo has created a sequel to The Godfather that is every bit as compelling and dramatic. But The Sicilian is a distinct literary achievement in its historical inspiration and its vivid portrait of Sicilian peasant life.

©2001 Mario Puzo; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 10-08-11
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 10-08-11

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "A side story"

    Sometimes referred as the second in a series by Puzo on the Corleone family, this is really more of a side story. The entire story takes place in Sicily. The main story is about a bandit Salvatore Guiliano who attempts to be a 1940's Robin Hood. It is also a history of Italy, Sicily and the Mafia. I always wondered how such an organization ever got started and this book explains in detail how and why. The book details how Italy throughout history was conquered, ill treated and terribly governed by the corrupt. Through reading this book you will easily see how the Mafia got started but also how the Mafia itself grew in power and became another corrupt government, so that the poor peasants of Italy had not one but two masters to answer too. I am glad I read this for the historical aspect alone. As far as entertainment value, it is a little boring for the first four chapters, picks up real well in the middle and then gets monotonous toward the end. The story about the bandit is riveting and a fun listen, but there are several parts of the book dedicated to dry history lessons and politics. This is no where near as entertaining as The Godfather, but I was glad I bought it. The Godfather is a hard value to beat.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Irasburg, VT, United States 08-03-12
    Heather Irasburg, VT, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Narration too fast"
    Would you try another book from Mario Puzo and/or Larry Brandenburg, Jane Brody, Walter Brody, Charl?

    I am a Mario Puzo fan and have "read" most of his books, I did not especially like the main narrator. It felt like he drank a pot of coffee and just started reading really fast. The character narrators were great however. I even tried to slow down my ipod, but it got weird.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tore Guilliano of coarse.


    What didn’t you like about Larry Brandenburg, Jane Brody, Walter Brody, Charl’s performance?

    Main narrator reads too fast, too little inflection in his voice.


    Was The Sicilian worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Good book overall and what I expected, other narrators have done a much better job at bringing the characters and story alive with Mario Puzo's stories, I would suggest sampling before purchasing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Ficklen McDonough, GA, United States 12-10-13
    Vicki Ficklen McDonough, GA, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2010

    Vicki

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    "Really bad."
    What disappointed you about The Sicilian?

    Ok , I thought this was the second Godfather. It obviously isn't. The narrator talks so fast I could hardly keep up. Just a very frustrating audiobook.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Galesburg, IL, United States 09-16-13
    Gayle Galesburg, IL, United States 09-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Too long and drawn out and unbelieveable."
    What would have made The Sicilian better?

    Just wasn't at all what I thought it would be. Nothing like the Godfather.


    Has The Sicilian turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What does Larry Brandenburg, Jane Brody, Walter Brody, Charl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed the readers.


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

    Readers


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Lake Charles, La United States 03-12-13
    John Lake Charles, La United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2009
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    "THIS BOOK REALLY SUCKS!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    How about a plot where the peopel featured as heroes, 1 don't get killed. and 2 others in the story have true honor rather than wearing cowardice as a badge of honor, and calling that "honor"!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mario Puzo again?

    It depends! His first book in this so-called series, was excellent, and skillfully written. His second book looks like he's gone soft in the head in his old age, or something. It's a piece of crap!


    Have you listened to any of Larry Brandenburg, Jane Brody, Walter Brody, Charl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. As the last recording was good, so is this one in performance.


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

    Absolutely not! I wish I'd never even thought about, let alone downloaded this trash! Disgusting! Disgusting! Disgusting!


    Any additional comments?

    Yes! If there are anymore crapstorms from this author, I would seriously consider no longer stocking his books.

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
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