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  • Black Mass

  • Whitey Bulger, The FBI, and a Devil's Deal
  • By: Gerard O'Neill, Dick Lehr
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein, Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

In this gritty New York Times best-seller, the true story of a crooked deal between the FBI and the Irish Mob is exposed. By providing a penetrating look into the mean streets of mid-1970s South Boston, the author shows how two kids from the neighborhood cross paths again years later, ending in the biggest informant scandal in FBI history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By John L. Mahan on 06-18-15

WAY BETTER THAN THE MOVIE!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Great performance! The detail was incredible when compared with the movie. You walk out of the theatre thinking that the F.B.I. were heroes... and then.... you read the book. Bulger was the Devil, and the F.B.I. we're his right hand. it's amazing how bad Hollywood is at creating a movie, that is based off of a book/true story. They have the script, plot, beginning, middle, and end, and still manage to completely destroy the story..

The narrative was incredible, much credit to the authors for sorting through 30 years of events, tens of thousands of court documents, news articles, and interviews into a novel that captures your interest from the first page on. Instead of going the Hollywood route, and forcing their opinion on the story, and recreating the wheel, they took the time and effort to tell the story as it actually happened.

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