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  • Mobster's Girl

  • By: Amy Rachiele
  • Narrated by: Robert Burton, Cheyenne Madison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Antonio and Megan have a timeless issue. They were told to stay away from each other. They try, they really do. But they are drawn to each other. Antonio is 18 and the up and coming mob boss of Palmetto, New Jersey. Megan is a girl uprooted from the grassy plains of Ireland at the age of five. Now she's 17 and faced with horrors she never thought existed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good plot but is a cliffhanger

  • By Cyn on 01-07-16

Audiobook is even better than the book in print.

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Reviewed: 01-28-16

What made the experience of listening to Mobster's Girl the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed the dual voices of Antonio and Megan. The narrators added life to a story which was already good. I also liked the dual POV of both major characters.

What other book might you compare Mobster's Girl to and why?

I haven't read any other books similar to this one. The author doesn't sugar coat the violence in the lives of two teens raised in mafia life. But she delves deeply into who they are and portrays them as real kids trying to deal with it by separating their lives into compartments, both dark and light. Within a mafia world of crime, these two people experience love, fear, compassion, and hope just like any other couple.

Have you listened to any of Robert Burton and Cheyenne Madison ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. This duo read the story masterfully; truly a step up from reading the book in print.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes; the moment when Megan decided she wanted to commit to Tonio, in spite of his mafia responsibilities, realizing he was a product of how he had been raised. It doesn't excuse it away, it just explains how Tonio became who he was. All kids want to please Dad. Antonio was raised to please Dad by becoming an enforcer. He knew no other life.

Also, Antonio's tenderness and devotion to Megan, in stark contrast to his behavior in the midst of gun fights and "doing stuff for his Dad", were sweet and protective. I also liked that he did not push Megan into sex. These are teenagers. I know some teens have sex but Antonio respected Megan. She was "it" for him and his willingness to get to know her and woo her first was sexier than any bedroom scene.

Any additional comments?

I had already purchased and read this book and its sequels in e-book format when I won this audiobook in a contest via the author's newsletter. I enjoyed the audiobook rendition even more the second time around. Bravo, really. Highly recommended.