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Back to Brooklyn: My Cousin Vinny Series, Book 1

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Gambini is back! Hot on the heels of rescuing his cousin Bill and Bill's friend, Stan, from an Alabama electric chair, our wildly inappropriate hero, Vincent Gambini, heads home to Brooklyn, where he attempts to establish a successful law career. Meanwhile, Lisa aches to have a wedding band placed around her finger, and her biological clock is still ticking away like mad. Vinny and Lisa have been together 10 long years. She's waited so very patiently for him to complete law school and pass the bar. Winning his first case was the last piece of the puzzle, and now nothing can stand in the way of true love, except that between them they don't have two nickels to rub together, and Vinny is about as romantic as a box of frogs.

In the course of building his practice, Vinny is reunited with Joe, his walking, talking embarrassment of a brother; Lisa's nudging parents, Ma and Augie; and his dear old friend Judge Henry Molloy, who refers him the mother of all capital murder cases. Theresa Cototi is young and pretty but far from innocent, and darn her luck...her boyfriend has just been scraped off the pavement after taking a header from eight stories up. You'd better believe she's going to trial, charged with murder one.

Aided by Lisa and a ragtag team of misfits, Vinny defends his client against overwhelming odds. Our endearing neophyte attorney must match wits with a cunning DA and a formidable influence peddler who appears to anticipate his every move. In the balance hangs the life of a woman he believes to be innocent. Or is she? Yes, Vinny may have finally won his first case, but his and Lisa's story is far from over. Am I sure? Yeah! I'm pos-i-tive!

©2017 Twentieth-Century Fox Corporation (P)2017 Twentieth-Century Fox Corporation

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    Mike Glendale, AZ, United States 07-14-17
    Mike Glendale, AZ, United States 07-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    ""I Use the Word Awesome So Much That It Has Really"

    Diluted What Awesome Is. So let's just say this is f'ing fantastic. I had doubts that an audible sequel could pull off recreating my love for "My Cousin Vinny", but the author and narrators did a really fantastic job. This being a series I can't wait for the next installment.

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    Mary Karowski 06-25-17
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    "Nobody fools a gambini!"

    Vinnie and his fiancé are back. The story picks up right where the movie left off. They are headed back to Brooklyn but have another small adventure in Alabama before they go. Vinnie is now practicing personal injury law in Brooklyn, taking small time cases for some extra cash and of course he had been handpicked to defend the ward of a close personal friend for, you guessed it, murder. The crazy shenanigans the wonderful courtroom scenes are all here Alice and well. Laughed my ass off the whole time I was listening to it. BE AWARE, it is not joe Pesci, it is not Marisa tomei. The voice actors however do a wonderful job conveying the accents and sarcasm that were presented by the original characters. Cannot wait for the rest of the series to see where this goes! Great great great story!!I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Kali the Cat Florida, USA 06-08-17
    Kali the Cat Florida, USA 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not great"

    If you're like me, and you have in your mind real Brooklyn Italians like Joe Pesci and Marissa Tomei in your head from the movie 'My Cousin Vinny' then this narration is not for you. The narrators impressions sound like a bunch of Canarsie or Williamsburg, Brooklyn Jews instead of Bensonhurst Italians making this a thoroughly disappointing narration.

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    Wanda Florida 07-13-17
    Wanda Florida 07-13-17
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    I'm sorry but I can't give an honest opinion of this book. Having never seen the movie I had no clue what to expect. But given the fact that everyone talked through their nose in what I would assume is supposed to be a Brooklyn accent is actually giving me a headache. The two hours that I did listen to were funny once you got past the nasally speech and I was having a hard time following the story.
    I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

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    Joseph Mahoney 06-14-17
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    "Funny Sequel Interesting Vocal Choices."

    Back To Brooklyn was a very enjoyable sequel to an iconic movie. And is where the problem comes in for me. I loved the story. I will not spoil it for the audience but lets just say that Mr Kelter has captured the spirit of the original film and crafted a very worthy sequel. My only problem lies with the narration and the fact that the original movie is so well know that you expect to hear Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei when Vinni and Lisa are speaking. When you hear someone else and the accents are wrong and not really close, for me it pulled me out of the story. Other than that this is very well done and a great audio book that I highly recommend. This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom.

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    D. Backshall 06-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, but I suggest reading this one"

    Back to Brooklyn is a funny and skillful tribute to the 1990's screenplay "My Cousin Vinny". It picks up where the movie left off, and hilariously captures the voices and antics of Vinny and Mona Lisa perfectly as they leave Alabama and head home to new adventures. If you loved the movie -- and come on, who didn't? -- then this book is definitely for you.

    Sadly, I must encourage you to actually read this one, rather than pick up the audio version. The team who performed the voices seemed to be trying so hard to nail the accents that their delivery was overly dramatic, deliberate and embarrassingly stilted. (Lisa's voice, for instance, reminded me of Janice from Friends, with her measured "Ohhh Myyyy Gawwwd") They weren't playing the parts as they read. Instead they were carefully pronouncing each word, as if they were seeing the pages for the first time.

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