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Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra | [Phillip Leonetti, Scott Burnstein, Christopher Graziano]

Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra

Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history - "Little" Nicky Scarfo’s reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s - written by Scarfo’s underboss and nephew, "Crazy" Phil Leonetti. The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state’s evidence against his own.
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Publisher's Summary

Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history - "Little" Nicky Scarfo’s reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s - written by Scarfo’s underboss and nephew, "Crazy" Phil Leonetti.

The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state’s evidence against his own. His testimony directly led to the convictions of dozens of high-ranking made men including John Gotti, Vincent Gigante, and his own uncle, Nicky Scarfo - sparking the beginning of the end of La Cosa Nostra.

Just as The Godfather and Boardwalk Empire defined the early 20th century Mafia, and Wiseguy and Casino depicted the next great era through the ’70s, Mafia Prince concludes this epic genre revealing the Mafia’s violent final heyday of the 1980s straight from the horse’s mouth.

©2012 Phillip Leonetti, Scott Burnstein and Christopher Graziano (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Irma La Duce 03-28-14 Member Since 2014

    I love to read!

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    "Guilty pleasure."
    What did you love best about Mafia Prince?

    An honest read. The best kind. Not one dull minute.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The narrator was the best!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Philip decided to become a whistle blower and think of himself and his family. Sometimes it is very difficult to make the intelligent choice. Everybody loves a winner.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.


    Any additional comments?

    I really couldn't put this book down. It is very well written and well read. I felt like someone was sitting across the table from me talking just to me. I love honesty in a story, and this book takes the academy award for that.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Unapologetic Colorado 01-03-15
    Unapologetic Colorado 01-03-15 Member Since 2014

    Man

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    "Honest and predictable"

    Narrator did an excellent job with his spot on accent. Book itself is nothing shocking or revealing for anyone who has read about the mafia in the past. However, on a deeper note, it is fascinating to learn about internal working of organized crime. The depiction of treachery and deceit between phil and his no good uncle is what makes this a worth while listen. Also enjoyed the mafia lingo and the related terms. Especially the "sign of the gun", which I now use during safety briefs to warn my troops to either behave "or else it's this....".
    God bless Phil for changing his ways, wish him all the luck.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas 12-29-14
    Douglas 12-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to quit listening to. "

    This book gives the listener a great insight on the inner workings of a mob family. The reader does a great job in keeping your attention. The only bad thing about this book is it had to end. If you decide to purchase this book, you won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alex 03-08-15
    alex 03-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    really enjoyed this book. multiple era's of history is my favorite part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 01-28-15
    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book just too long."
    Where does Mafia Prince rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Maybe six out of ten.


    What other book might you compare Mafia Prince to and why?

    None really.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I've read so many similar books, this one didn't offer much new.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book if you want to hear every minute detail of his life. For me it could have been much shorter and just as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bookworm 12-04-14
    bookworm 12-04-14

    I only like to read n0n-fiction. Bio's memoirs, true crime, profiling, History of wars. I'm interested in the truth of things.

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    Would you listen to Mafia Prince again? Why?

    no but I have recommended the book a few times


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mafia Prince?

    it was all good


    Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    haven't before.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not really but a very good read/listen if you like true crime


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    Would you consider the audio edition of Mafia Prince to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is fantastic. I listened and felt like I was having a chat with the author. It is told very well and feels like it was an honest description to the story's. Every person you expected to be in the book are there and more.


    What about L. J. Ganser’s performance did you like?

    L. J. Ganser's performance was great. He helped make the book more enjoyable. The sroys is gripping at times and L.J. must have enjoyed the book because there was no drop in performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I drive to and from work listening to audiobooks. I found the time was flying while I listened to book. I was looking forward to the drive. (From work yes :) )


    Any additional comments?

    There is little I didnt enjoy about this book. I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. So many books on the Mafia and most are a let down. I was disappointing when the book finished just because it was so enjoyable I wanted more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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