A Stone for Danny Fisher

Narrated by: Charles Leggett
Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Born into a family of modest means and respectability, Danny Fisher was gradually driven downward into the world of crime, racketeering and poverty. His bitterness, his homesickness over the loss of the house in Brooklyn that was given to him for his eighth birthday, and his feud with his harsh father, pulled him one way; his natural decency and his love for a sweet Italian girl, Nellie Petito, pulled him another.

Danny was a boxer--a sensational amateur and potential champion--and he might have gone straight had the fight promoters not tried to exert pressure. Nevertheless, the driving force behind Danny's actions was always his sustaining love for Nellie. In a story that is realistic and yet compassionate, Harold Robbins reveals what makes the Danny Fishers what they are.

©1979 Harold Robbins (P)2009 BBC Audio

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My teenage read.

Read all Harold Robbins when a teen and this was my favourite. It was great revisiting the story. Literature it isn't but timeless story of choosing the wrong path in life.

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Best Book Ever

I have owned several copies of this book. I've read it over & over. AWESOME.

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overall rating is five<br />

one of Harold Robbins best. I couldn't lay it down. I give it a five overall.

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Best In It’s Day

My favorite part of this book was the last chapter. I know others were disappointed by the outcome but for me it spoke to the reality of life. We are born, we are young, we struggle to and through adulthood, we fall in love, we have enemies, we have friends, we have those who are looking out for us and we have no idea. There is irony and multiple dichotomies that sometimes make no sense. Robbins takes us on an epic journey of one man’s short life. At times it is interesting and at times it is mundane but that is life. The reader annoyed me right his voices for people especially the women. He made them sound so feeble and weak but I guess she that was the perception of women then. I see why this book was so good in its day. I wonder how it would fair today. I probably would have done better reading it for myself.