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.
I love to read!
An honest read. The best kind. Not one dull minute.
The narrator was the best!
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.
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
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.
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.
Maybe six out of ten.
I've read so many similar books, this one didn't offer much new.
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.
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.
I only like to read n0n-fiction. Bio's memoirs, true crime, profiling, History of wars. I'm interested in the truth of things.
no but I have recommended the book a few times
it was all good
not really but a very good read/listen if you like true crime
"Now that was good."
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.
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.
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 :) )
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.
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