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  • The President Street Boys

  • Growing Up Mafia
  • By: Frank DiMatteo
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dont get if you dont know some back ound already

  • By h w on 08-23-16

The Real Deal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

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

  • Garden State Gangland

  • The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey
  • By: Scott M. Deitche
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cringeworthy mispronunciation of Italian names

  • By Stef on 04-04-18

Cringeworthy mispronunciation of Italian names

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

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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  • Road to Jonestown

  • Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100

In the 1950s a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the Gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to Northern California. He became involved in electoral politics and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How about a little pronunciation research?

  • By Lori Buckley on 05-18-17

Chilling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-18

What did you love best about Road to Jonestown?

Scary and fascinating at the same time. I could not put this book down.

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