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  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,879
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,429
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,431

More than forty 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 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. Mario Puzo, a master storyteller, introduces us to unforgettable characters, and the elements of this world explode to life in this violent and impassioned chronicle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Huge fan of the movie, loved this audiobook!

  • By Dana on 10-04-13

Excellent performance of a great classic!

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Reviewed: 10-02-18

I am a huge fan of this genre and I love Joe Mantegna. He did a great job with the voices, making the story very easy to follow.

  • Bone Music

  • By: Christopher Rice
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 566

Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew - a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit - until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superhuman miracle drug!

  • By shelley on 03-05-18

Really good story

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Reviewed: 04-13-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Bone Music to be better than the print version?

No - the voice of the narrator can be distracting at times. My main issue is the way she reads different voices, particularly male voices. Generally, she does a very good job, but I found that every time she did a male voice, it distracted me somewhat and pulled me out of the story a bit. I wasn't quite as immersed in it as I like to be. All in all, her performance is quite good, but a male narrator for those parts would have been better.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bone Music?

I really appreciate the moment early on in the story when the main character stops being a victim and hiding from the world and realizes she can do amazing things.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes it did.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Victim or vigilante?

Any additional comments?

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the genre. Narrator does a very good job considering her task. One person reading all voices in a story is not easy to do and make the story believable.

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