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
just the facts this book is a man reading basically history and not a very exciting way narrators tone did little to help this
information because it couldn't be considered a novel.
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.
Whitey because he was what every lover of organized crime books wants to read about
It was well done and well read. That seems like something all audio books have, but it is NOT.
Nothing exreme. Just well done.
Bought this book about the time the movie came out. The movie looked interesting so hoped as in most cases the book would be more in depth and explain the state of mind that a movie has to leave to the viewer to interpret. Unfortunately instead of a narrative like the movie, the book is more of a documentary. With so many names, date and places it is difficult to keep track of them all. When they are referenced in later chapters it is hard to remember their relevance. In a print book you could simply flip back and review, but that is hard to do with an audio book.
This book is well written, interesting and a complete accounting of the crime career of Whitey Boldger. If that is what you looking for buy the print version. Hopefully someone is working on a novel more like the movie. I would like to listen to that.
i am a fashionista nerd> I am studying as well as practicing Medicine. I am also a Phd student . I love mathamatics as well. Shopping !!
I am from Boston and knew a lot of people from "Southie". We all know the story , lived and breathed it several times over!! Buttttt.... This book has provided me with details I hadn't heard of before!! It is well written and wonderfully narrated. I have read the book "Whitey" which was amazing. But I wanted to learn more details of the true alliance between the FBI and Bulger, that made the monster become the biggest crime lord in Boston. My chin dropped and mouth covered countless times during my listen. Couldn't believe what I became to know as fact regarding his climb and reign of power. His brother Billy wasn't an angel as most of us thought. Bulger had so many pieces of the puzzle how could he not rise as he did. Whether you are familiar with his story or just want to learn for the first time. This is the book to listen to!! Be patient in the beginning there is a slow pace to warm up to but after a bit you are captured by the narrator and the very well written true story. Enjoy!
Loved it. Great back story, after the flick. thank you for making this audio book
I liked the history of it and the detail of corruption that was laid out.
That most of the corrupt FBI agents ended up in prison
I liked the different voices, he did a really good job at this.
Nope. It really ends to me when Whitey goes to prison....and Connelly.
Great performance! The detail was incredible when compared with the movie. You walk out of the theatre thinking that the F.B.I. were heroes... and then.... you read the book. Bulger was the Devil, and the F.B.I. we're his right hand. it's amazing how bad Hollywood is at creating a movie, that is based off of a book/true story. They have the script, plot, beginning, middle, and end, and still manage to completely destroy the story..
The narrative was incredible, much credit to the authors for sorting through 30 years of events, tens of thousands of court documents, news articles, and interviews into a novel that captures your interest from the first page on. Instead of going the Hollywood route, and forcing their opinion on the story, and recreating the wheel, they took the time and effort to tell the story as it actually happened.
Report Inappropriate Content