• Gotti's Rules

  • The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia
  • By: George Anastasia
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-27-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The notorious Gotti family is the stuff of mob legend. The "Dapper Don", John Gotti Sr., and his son John A. "Junior" Gotti ran New York's powerful Gambino crime family and were well known for their flamboyant style and brutal ways, an image perpetuated in popular Mafia mythology.

John Alite, a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gottis, has a very different story to tell. An Albanian-American from Queens, Alite was an unlikely ally to the Gottis and the Italian mob, but with his street smarts he was eventually recruited to be Junior Gotti's protector and muscle. For decades Alite worked as a thug, drug dealer, and murderer for Junior Gotti and his infamous father. Although he reaped the benefits of working under the powerful mob figure, Alite discovered firsthand that the legendary American Mafia - an organization that claimed to be built on honor and loyalty - was nothing more than a facade for the hypocritical, manipulative, and greedy criminals like the Gottis who ran it. Following a harrowing sentence in a Brazilian prison (a system considered among the worst in the world), Alite was extradited to the United States in 2006 and agreed to help the feds put Gotti Jr. and his fearsome crime family behind bars. No one was better placed as an informant than Alite - the man who knew the real truth about the Gotti family.

In Gotti's Rules, veteran true-crime writer and prize-winning reporter George Anastasia gains unprecedented access to the Gotti crime family's stories and secrets, including its fascinating "Gotti Rules" of leadership. Based on extensive FBI files and exclusive interviews with insiders and experts, particularly former insider John Alite, Anastasia's unparalleled access demystifies the infamous Gotti family and its larger-than-life legend and provides irrefutable proof of shocking allegations against Gotti Jr. that have never before been confirmed.

©2015 George Anastasia (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Much Better than John Gotti Jr Book.

What did you love best about Gotti's Rules?

Exposing John Gotti Jr as a Snitch

What did you like best about this story?

Exposing John Jr.

Have you listened to any of Joe Barrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

ok.

If you could give Gotti's Rules a new subtitle, what would it be?

Snitch Son....The truth about John Gotti Jr

Any additional comments?

Great book, shows that John Jr was a douchebag snitch

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Classic Anastasia

Very quick read. Well written and researched. I expected no less from George Anastasia. I ve never been let down by any of his work and this lived up to what I've come to expect. Thank you for another great book.

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Caveat Emptor

This book is okay as such books go. The narration is above average and I had no difficulty following the storyline. It's as advertised, no less, no more. But having seen many a fatuous author taken in by these guys I think one should keep in mind that most of them wouldn't know the truth if they met it walking down the street. Exceptions exist of course but in the main these mafioso are degenerate liars. I find it helpful to take anything these professional flimflamers say with a huge bucket of salt.

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im glad I didn't pay for it

i had a credit so I used it glad it didn't come out of pocket

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very hard to follow story

i usually live gangster books. this one was poorly written and hard to follow. two thumbs down!

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  • robert
  • 06-26-17

Interesting account

These accounts of mafia shenanigans are usually interesting but you always get the feeling they are very one sided versions of events.

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  • Matthew T.
  • 04-27-17

But knife

Really good, paints probably a more true picture regards the "loyalty" and "honour. " thank you

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  • Skye
  • 02-27-18

The other side of the Gotti tale

While the history of the Mafia has been well documented by many, this book provides and insight to Gotti family that challenges some of the more fairy tale versions of their story. The story is fast paced and woven together in the same captivating way George Anastasia is know for. I enjoyed the narration of the audio book and recommend it for anyone interested in Mafia history.