More than 40 years ago, Mario Puzo wrote his iconic portrait of the Mafia underworld as told through the fictional first family of American crime, the Corleones. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power. His command post is a fortress on Long Island from which he presides over a vast underground empire that includes the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions. His influence runs through all levels of American society, from the cop on the beat to the nation's mighty.
"Huge fan of the movie, loved this audiobook!"
The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power.
"Movie is Great, Book is Better"
Michael Corleone is returning to the U.S. after the two-year exile to Sicily in which listeners left him in The Godfather. But he is ordered to bring with him the young Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Guiliano, who is the unofficial ruler of northwestern Sicily. In his fight "to make Sicilians free people", the young folk hero, based on the real-life Giuliano of the 1940s, has made both the police and the Mafia his enemies.
"A side story"
The last don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless man who is determined to see his heirs established in legitimate society but whose vision is threatened when secrets from the family's past spark a vicious war between two blood cousins. This is a mesmerizing tale that takes us inside the equally corrupt worlds of the mob, the movie industry and the casinos - where beautiful actresses and ruthless hit men are ruled by lust and violence.
"Daunte has a Bloody Mouth"
Lucia Santa has traveled 3,000 miles of dark ocean, from the mountain farms of Italy to the streets of New York, hoping for a better life. Instead, she finds herself in Hell's Kitchen, in a bad marriage, raising six children on her own. As Lucia struggles to hold her family together, her daughter confronts the adult world of work and romance while her eldest son is drawn into the Mafia. Meanwhile, her youngest son aspires to American pursuits she cannot understand.
"excellent book & more so for the narrator"
Mario Puzo spent the last three years of his life writing Omerta, the concluding installment in his saga about power and morality in America. In The Godfather, he introduced us to the Corleones. In The Last Don, he told the wicked tale of the Clericuzios. In Omerta, Puzo chronicles the affairs of the Apriles, a family on the brink of legitimacy in a world of criminals.
"not the godfather but very entertaining ."
Mario Puzo first answered the question 'What is a family?' with the creation of the Corleones in his landmark best seller The Godfather. Now, 30 years later, Puzo enriches us all with his ultimate vision of the subject: the story of the greatest crime family in Italian history, the Borgias.
"Dark and Intelligent"
A modern masterpiece,The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.
When an important Mafia boss is assassinated, no one knows anything. Omerta, the Mafia code of silence, is at work. No information is to be found, not from corrupt banks, rival gangs, or even from the courts. However, the nephew of the dead man and the head of the FBI are determined to track down the murderers. So determined, they join forces to begin their own investigation. After all, in the Mafia world, everyone has a price.
"Very good performance!"
In this entertaining and insightful essay, Mario Puzo chronicles his rise from struggling writer to overnight success after the publication of The Godfather.
With equal parts cynicism and humor, Puzo recounts the book deal and his experiences in Hollywood while writing the screenplay for the movie. Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Evans, Peter Bart, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino all make appearances - as does Frank Sinatra, in his famous and disastrous encounter with Puzo. First published in 1972, the essay is now available as an audiobook for the first time.
Set within America's golden triangle of corruption and excess—New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas—the novel plunges into the glittering and ruthless worlds of gambling, publishing, and the film industry, where greed, lust, and violence hold sway. As high rollers, hustlers, and scheming manipulators use power, sex, and betrayal to win, the strongest survive—but fools die.
"Great story, lousy audio"
Two-time Academy Award® winner Mario Puzo is known around the world for his brilliant book The Godfather, widely considered the finest novel ever written about the Mafia. Two years before Puzo published that iconic work, he released Six Graves to Munich under the pseudonym Mario Cleri. During World War II, intelligence officer Michael Rogan lost everything —including his family—to brutal Nazi interrogators. Now 10 years have passed, and Michael is returning to Europe to exact his revenge.
New York, 1933. Die Aufhebung der Prohibition steht bevor und zwischen den Gangsterbossen der Stadt entflammt ein brutaler Verteilungskampf. Vito Corleone ist bereits stark, doch noch längst nicht der mächtige, alles beherrschende Pate. Mit allen Mitteln verteidigt er sich gegen die brutalen Angriffe seiner Konkurrenten. Während er versucht, seine Familie zu schützen, kommt sein ungestümer ältester Sohn hinter die wahren Machenschaften seines Vaters und drängt darauf, ins Familiengeschäft einzusteigen.
The sequel to Puzo's epic and brutal Mafia classic The Godfather. Once again Puzo brings the history of the Corleone family to life. Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him.
President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears - good looks, privilege, and wealth - and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process, and disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. When his daughter becomes a pawn in a terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles’ assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate.
"needs an unabridged version"
The Last Don is Mario Puzo at his finest - a masterful saga of the last great American crime family, the Clericuzios, and their powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. Domenico Clericuzio is a wise and ruthless man who, in his old age, is determined to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren. But as he strives to establish his heirs in legitimate society, secrets from his family's past spark a vicious and bloody war between cousins.
"Better than expected"
"Vis mig en spiller, så vil jeg vise jer en taber, og vis mig en helt, så vil jeg vise jer et lig". "Tåber dør" fortællingen om de miljøer hvor drømme og håb enten bærer en til stjernerne eller brister drastisk. Om gamblingens højborg Las Vegas, om Hollywoods brutale, men raffinerede filmmiljø og om New Yorks litterære jungle. Det er her tåberne lever og dør. På casinoet på Hotel Xanadu i Las Vegas mødes en gruppe mænd, som ikke tidligere kender hinanden.
"Tåber dør" er fortaellingen om de miljøer, hvor drømme og håb enten baerer en til stjernerne eller brister drastisk. Om gamblingens højborg Las Vegas, om Hollywoods brutale, men raffinerede filmmiljø og om New Yorks litteraere jungle. Det er her tåberne lever og dør. På casinoet på Hotel Xanadu i Las Vegas mødes en gruppe maend, som ikke tidligere kender hinanden. Den forfaldne gambler Cully, den intense og drengede Merlyn og den midaldrende Jordan.