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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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Powerful Book.....

Very powerful book. George Anastasia is fantastic as well. Alite has a way about him that just makes you want to have been there through his journey. I love John Gotti Sr. But this book shows us how different father and son can be. John jr was a pretender. He was not a legit street guy. He traded on his fathers reputation. That is the only reason he did not end up whacked a long time ago.....

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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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Garbage read

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

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Late to the party of the Mob AND cashing in on it

The writing is okay. The author admits the Mob in later years was essentially a leftover thing, scraping the bottom of the gene pool for membership. The bigger problem (not least for authors like this) is, this topic has been wrung out like an old washrag. Everybody who could cash in has done so (and many survivors of the real thing like Sammy the Bull are getting pretty old), leaving a diminishing cast of characters and stories to try to cash in on. These character weren't running the docks, or the Teamsters, or making alliances with senators or foreign dictators to build (or even skim) casinos, or assassinating a US president. Instead, they were cruising the old neighborhood, and shaking down drug dealers and night club operators. This is the decadence of the Mob. These are basically street guys in a land of diminished opportunities. So now they are down to appearing sporadically in youtube junkets and bad-mouthing each other. Alite did manage to go a little further and have some international travels, but this was basically hiding out and being in prison, basking like all this generation of cash-in guys in the media glow that is pretty much all that is left of the once mighty Mob. This process was getting underway back in the days of Crazy Joe, and that ended in like, the early 1970s. Media hype has occupied more and more of the stage since then.

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great stories

great stories that put the gotti reign in perspective, definitely an easy listen, and enjoyable

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One sided story, a John Alite point of view

First I hate the voice performance, the voice was so bad that I was going to stop listening and read the printed version instead.
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Not bad if you like fiction

Not a bad book but I would say 50 to 75% of it is pure fiction!!

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Truly worth

Great to listen to
easy to understand
the story has you hooked
It's amazing how much a human can go through and grow.

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Guys voice sucks

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This was a good long story of real stuff .

This reminds me of the old days in Brooklyn. It was rough growing up in Brooklyn in the 90s.

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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-20

brilliant

I enjoyed listening to this a lot and i am going to listen to it again.

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  • jamie ohara and Lorraine Mccrimmon
  • 05-20-20

JUST WOW !!!

I struggle to put into words how much I loved this ! By far the best book I've listened to ! Fuking outstanding john !!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-23-20

brilliant

a real insite into la Cosa nostra and John Alites life and his journey through a sinister world

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  • Mr. M. Russell
  • 08-17-19

gotti

good look into the workings of a mafia family and how easy they turn on each othher these days

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  • Graham G.
  • 03-16-19

A brilliant story

of the Mafia before it's decline. Inevitable and enjoyabe.
more words are Amazon's stupid requirements.

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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.