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- From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas
- By: Oscar Goodman, George Anastasia
- Narrated by: Oscar Goodman
- Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
In Being Oscar,one of America’s most celebrated criminal defense attorneys recounts the stories and cases of his epic life. The Mafia’s go-to defender, he has tried an estimated 300 criminal cases, and won most of them. His roster of clients reads like a history of organized crime: Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and "Lefty" Rosenthal, as well as Mike Tyson and boxing promoter Don King, along with a midget, a dentist, and a federal judge. After 35 years as a defender, he ran for mayor of Las Vegas, and America’s greatest Mob lawyer became the mayor of its sexiest city.
Not as good as I expected
- By Eric Schurr on 11-16-14
Found Stories to be good... Reader, not so good
What did you love best about Being Oscar?
All the stories and interaction he had with most of the mob individuals.
What other book might you compare Being Oscar to and why?
None come to mind at this time...
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Had someone else read the book. His stories are interesting but his reading takes away from the story some.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, listen to while driving back and forth to work