Frank DiMatteo was born into a family of mob hit men. His father and godfather were shooters and bodyguards for infamous Mafia legends, the Gallo brothers. His uncle was a capo in the Genovese crime family and bodyguard to Frank Costello. Needless to say, DiMatteo saw and heard things that a boy shouldn't see or hear. He knew everybody in the neighborhood. And they knew him...and his family. And does he have some wild stories to tell....
And awesome in every sense of the word. Authentic story with great narration. Narrator could be a wise guy from goodfellas. His pronunciation of Italian names and words is dead on which enhances the story. 2 thumbs up
The Mafia in the United States might be a shadow of its former self, but in the New York/New Jersey metro area, there are still wise guys and wannabes working scams, extorting businesses, running gambling, selling drugs, and branching out into white collar crimes. And they are continuing a tradition that's over 100 years old. Some of the most powerful mobsters on a national level were from New Jersey, and they spread their tentacles down to Florida, across the Atlantic, and out to California.
I’m Italian american and hearing this narrator repeatedly mispronounce all the Italian names in this story really pissed me off. Do some research for christsake. If you’re Italian this book is so cringeworthy its almost unlistenable
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Scary and fascinating at the same time. I could not put this book down.
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