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  • Being Oscar

  • From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas
  • By: Oscar Goodman, George Anastasia
  • Narrated by: Oscar Goodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as I expected

  • By Eric Schurr on 11-16-14

Somewhat interesting bio; lousy performance

3 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-14

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Goodman's narration was like that of a kid reading aloud from an assigned book in English class. Phrasing and emphasis were largely random.

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