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Whitey on Trial Audiobook

Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth

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After 16 years on the lam, infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was finally captured and brought to trial - and what a trial it was: evidence of 19 gruesome murders, government secrets, FBI corruption, a dead witness, and an unbelievable tale of love.

Whitey's machine guns and gangland-style extortions gripped the city of Boston for decades. Investigative journalist Jon Leiberman traveled the world with the FBI’s Whitey Bulger task force. Former Boston area prosecutor and legal analyst Margaret McLean witnessed every day of testimony, heard every word uttered in court. Both authors have developed close relationships with the investigators, the lawyers, and Whitey’s friends, his fellow mobsters, his victims and their families. In Whitey on Trial, the truth is revealed through trial testimony, interviews with cops, FBI agents, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and members of the jury that ultimately found Bulger guilty on 31 counts, including 11 murders. An exclusive letter from Whitey to McLean offers insight into his state of mind immediately following the verdict. Whitey on Trial is the definitive firsthand account of the Whitey Bulger trial.

©2014 Margaret McLean and Jon Leiberman (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It's the oatmeal filler in your burger. If you have nothing else to read, this fills the gap.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect of this story is that Whitey survived (so far) his own well-deserved violent death. The least interesting aspect about this story is: Whitey. The author provides no personality characteristics about him. Sure, I realize he's a cold blooded killer and so I didn't expect a lot of flowery warmth but this book was totally void of shedding light on who Whitey is/was (as opposed to what he did). Even a humdrum beach bum has moments of feeling and sharing joy, love, up's and down's. I think this is a failure on the part of the author.


    What three words best describe Aaron Lyons’s performance?

    It's just okay.


    Was Whitey on Trial worth the listening time?

    No. Newspaper articles and google reveal much more information and offer a great deal more insight into the characters, crimes, and Whitey's unraveling.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed with this book and wish I had the money I paid for it. I thought it was over priced but took a chance that it would be worth it. It isn't worth 1/4th what I paid. That's my 2 cents worth.

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