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  • American Gangster and Other Tales of New York

  • By: Mark Jacobson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in over a million dollars a day. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States, and, before being sentenced to 70 years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • American Gangster and Other Tales

  • By Rick on 12-03-07

Total Bait and Switch.

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-11

Like one of the reviewers before me I was definately let down by the one hour at most about Frank Lucas. The rest of the stories were unrelated to Frank Lucas and had nothing to do with his gang or the police department involved with Frank Lucas. I definately felt duped! This audio book should read stories about New York People. Don't get it if your looking for Frank Lucas imformation!

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  • My Uncensored Life in Rock
  • By: Sammy Hagar
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805

Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo. This is the life of Sammy Hagar. For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy's powerful and unforgettable voice has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written - songs like "I Can't Drive 55", "Right Now", and "Why Can't This Be Love".

  • 5 out of 5 stars

  • By Bruce on 12-10-13

Learned alot about Sammy bigger fan now!

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-11

I really liked Sammy's all around honesty about his life. I thought he touched on everything in his life. He talked about the good, the bad, the sad, the ugly, the lies, and the honesty. Well balanced moral about his life and through this audiobook I got to see what a positive person and well balanced person he is. I realize that someone isn't always going to come out and say completely bad things about themselves regardless if there is truth to what has been said. People naturally look at the positives that they have done most of the time so maybe the audiobiographies they write will be scewed a little towards positivity towards themselves and accidently leave certain negative things out that have happened in their lives. Great human story told by Sammy to sum it up! And I love Sammy's voice it sounds so good on the narration. Such a neat cool guy coming through in the story! I always liked some of his music. I can't say I was a huge fan of his but now I am. I'm going to check out his other band chickenfoot and look more into Montrose. He's a great artist and has a positive outlook in life. His Karma spreads and one feels his beautiful charisma through the audiobook. He just has a natural presence about him that makes the world a better place if another person is sensitive to those wonderful vibes. One of the best examples he gives about living and he shows in his life is the way he lives just trying to be happier and a better Sammy each day during his life. I was very impressed by his apparent centeredness with his life. His personality comes off in his story just as a cool dude who spreads good will by loving life! May Peace come to Sammy and the joy he brings to others. Peace to all others who read this audio and feel the same way! Beautiful Karma comes up in many places and sometimes ones lack of pushing a religion or philosophy will just permeat who they are and what great things one strives for. Thanks Sammy!!!!

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