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  • Hollywood Godfather

  • My Life in the Movies and the Mob
  • By: Gianni Russo, Patrick Picciarelli
  • Narrated by: Gianni Russo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, and he didn't have to act - he knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe and Liza Minelli....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some Mysteries Solved

  • By 20eagle16 on 04-28-19

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-19

Really great book I have already listened to the audiobook twice. Gianni Russo’s life story is incredible!

  • Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

  • By: Martin Corona, Tony Rafael
  • Narrated by: Jacob Vargas
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

Martin Corona, a US citizen, fell into the outlaw life at 12 and worked for a crew run by the Arellano brothers, founders of the Tijuana drug cartel that dominated the Southern California drug trade and much bloody gang warfare for decades. Corona's crew would cross into the United States from their luxurious hideout in Mexico, kill whomever needed to be killed north of the border, and return home in the afternoon. Martin Corona played a key role in the downfall of the cartel when he turned state's evidence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Disappointing

  • By Betty Von Schnuuglestein on 08-03-17

Not what I expected

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I really wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone it was ok but not anything at all like what I expected from what the title.