Pretty great material in this book. Scott Brick does (as usual) a great job narrating. Brandt did a really great job in his research, although seems to be a little sympathetic (probably due to his personal relationship with the subject) towards the end. This person was an obvious monster in Life (regardless of how the subject wants to try to prop himself up by measuring himself against his own version of morality). The only thing I could have done less with, was with how I perceived Brandt praising his own book. Try playing the game of counting the number of times he brings up the title "I Hear you Paint Houses" throughout the book; or how he cites other people talking about how he single handedly solved the Hoffa case and you get frustrated quickly. It was a good book on it's own, it didn't need the author to sell you on that fact.
good story not sure you can believe everything in the book. have to remember criminals are good at making up stories. I find out plausible he was the killer. just not sure about all the other stories inn the book.
Haven't read it.
Frank for sure. He was an incredible man in many ways.
He was such a pleasure to listen to and did a great job with all characters.
So many, but when he talks about liberating Dachau and the affect it had on him was one of my favorites.
I've never been too interested in Hoffa, but thought this sounded good. It is terrific! It's about so much more than Hoffa. It's the life story of a fascinating man.
Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.
Loved this book, it's a definite one session listen from start to finish .
Can't wait to see what Martin Scorsese does with the book.
the whole damned thing.
his voice, im lazy
A new ending to an old story
even if your not a fan of Hoffa this book is a trip back to a diff time, it sheds light on so many other event in our past ( JFK ).......maybe?
This is an incredibly relevent illuminating peice of history that in the end - asks so many more questions that it answers. I look forward to the film which great anticipation but think perhaps to do the material justice, this could only be done in a trilogy - or perhaps a historical series for PBS. Just a terriffic book ... reads like fiction.
Simply incredible story. I learned about it by reading that Martin Scorsese is filming this story and is calling it "The Irishman." This is one of the most interesting stories I've heard in a long time.
I can say I believe I know what happened to Jimmy Hoffa now, so this book hits its mark. Scott Brick does a nice job of delivering the flavor of organized crime in America. If you keep in mind this book is told from the perspective of one man and isn't meant to be unbiased commentary on the merits of Jimmy Hoffa and the Labor Movement in America, you'll find this an interesting and disturbing account of the American underbelly. The second half become repetitive, but the epilogue adds value to the overall believablility of the tale and helps to remind the reader of the perspective issue. Recommended!