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Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, The FBI, and a Devil's Deal | [Gerard O'Neill, Dick Lehr]

Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, The FBI, and a Devil's Deal

In this gritty New York Times best-seller, the true story of a crooked deal between the FBI and the Irish Mob is exposed. By providing a penetrating look into the mean streets of mid-1970s South Boston, the author shows how two kids from the neighborhood cross paths again years later, ending in the biggest informant scandal in FBI history.
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Publisher's Summary

In this gritty New York Times best-seller, the true story of a crooked deal between the FBI and the Irish Mob is exposed. By providing a penetrating look into the mean streets of mid-1970s South Boston, the author shows how two kids from the neighborhood cross paths again years later, ending in the biggest informant scandal in FBI history.

©2012 Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Mary J. 04-08-15
    Mary J. 04-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Liked it ....for awhile"

    Gangsters, cops, FBI, dames and dolls. Good guys (who weren't), bad guys (depending on circumstance and outlook at any moment). Enjoyed it for awhile - 'til it got too long, too much the "same old". Did finally finish the last chapters after several months hiatus. Humanity finds a way to disappoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin SCOTTSVILLE, VA, United States 01-24-13
    Kevin SCOTTSVILLE, VA, United States 01-24-13
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    "Informative and Well Done"
    Where does Black Mass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Above average


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Whitey because he was what every lover of organized crime books wants to read about


    What about John Rubinstein and Christopher Evan Welch ’s performance did you like?

    It was well done and well read. That seems like something all audio books have, but it is NOT.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nothing exreme. Just well done.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J Dub 06-19-15
    J Dub 06-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing read!"

    It's amazing and incredible how a criminal managed to get the FBI under his thumb and use them to become one of the most notorious gangsters in history!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John L. Mahan Boston, MA 06-18-15
    John L. Mahan Boston, MA 06-18-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent!"

    Well written and performed. Of all the books out there on Bulger, this is one of the best.

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    Jay 06-15-15
    Jay 06-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book I have read in a while"

    Amazingly good I loved the book. The account of whitey bulger was scary that it is actually a true story.

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    Reggie 06-13-15
    Reggie 06-13-15 Listener Since 2010
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    "A bit too technical"

    Overall it maintain my interest. But I found the book a bit clinical and a bit too technical.

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    JON 06-11-15
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    "One of the better books on the subject ."

    Easy listen with great incite and info , looking forward to the movie adaptation. Give it a listen .

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    04-02-15
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    "Hard to follow, slow and a bit boring,"
    What would have made Black Mass better?

    Chosen another book


    Has Black Mass turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Just seems slow and hard to follow


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was fine


    What character would you cut from Black Mass?

    You can't cut a character as its ment to be based on fact


    Any additional comments?

    Just not my kind of book

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    Pat 05-23-13
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    "Hard to follow!"

    I love books on the Mafia but this one was difficult to follow. I have read many books from audible and have been very pleased but this one was painful to get through. I'll admit I ordered it without any other reviews...I'll never do that again. You like puzzles...read this one. Maybe you can figure it out.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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