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The Black Hand
- The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History
- By: Stephan Talty
- Narrated by: Scott Aiello
- Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only calling card: the symbol of a black hand.
Great historical storytelling.
- By Navy Nick on 03-16-18
Society of the Black Hand/ Order of the Family
What made the experience of listening to The Black Hand the most enjoyable?
The back story of an Italian Detective noted for his photographic memory and integrity. During a time during the Birth of the dark side of the Mafia. Joe Petrosino would stop at nothing to protect innocent lives from unfathomable crimes.
Locations included are a learning tool I find useful. Naples in Italy, Boston, Midwest, and mainly Little Italy in New York.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Have you listened to any of Scott Aiello’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Black Hand Society or Order Of The Family
Any additional comments?
Petrosino had a fond Love for the Violin and Opera