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Sins of the Son

The Frank Lucianus Mafia Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Freddy Moyano
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Who'd have known the biggest battle's trigger would be love...? 

For decades the Giuliani family has ruled New York City's mafia underworld, but now there's a new force to be reckoned with. The Lombardis have proven themselves a deceptively powerful organization, accumulating business and territory all-too-quickly. The mutual respect that either Don feel for one another is hardly enough to prevent conflict, and when their children's paths cross at a pivotal summit, things will get even more complicated. Francesco Giuliani and Jessica Lombardi are natural enemies, but hearts want what they want...even if those longings are an impetus for war. 

Meanwhile, federal agent Thomas Miller is working to dismantle the entire organized crime family network, top-down. Ambitious as his mafioso targets, he'll stop at nothing to succeed...including the limits of law. Who could be more dangerous than a man with full authority that implements street justice? 

Francesco and Jessica's forbidden desires may be enough to level their respective families...but, no one - crooks or crooked kingdom of cops - will stop without a fight.  

©2018 Eric Reese (P)2018 Eric Reese

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Sins of the Son

The book has a few very unexpected twists that I did not see coming. The narration sounded authentic Italian accent and very clear

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im sorry to say i did not like this story

i like a good accent but this was too much. i couldn't finish the story. sorry again would not even try to re listen to it

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Mafia Noir Novel!

This was my first Frank Lucianus's book, and my first listen to Freddy Moyano. This is also the first book in The Frank Lucianus Mafia Series. This mafia noir novel is intriguing, captivating and suspenseful, with an unpredictable and chocking twist in the end. This isn't an usual romance, but this is a well written mafia story. The narrator has the perfect Italian voice for this story. At first, I was a little worried because of the accent, but Freddy Moyano has a great voice, easy to understand. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jan M
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  • 01-06-19

Great Listen!

Sins of the Son by Frank Lucianus pulled me in immediately. I have always been attracted to mafia books, and this one does not disappoint. The book has some very unexpected twists that I did not see coming. The narration by Freddy Moyano sounded authentic Italian accent. He gave the various characters distinguishable voices, so I knew who was speaking. I would definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Daddy Issues

First things first the accent was the best part of this for me. The heart want what it wants not necessarily when you want it. I think this along the lines of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Both author and narrator are new to me but it was well done.

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Good

I enjoyed the story. It was very much the way you think the mob truly behaves. Enjoyable romance though. The narrator had a strong Italian accent and was difficult for me to understand at times but it did make the story realistic.

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Fantastic!

A wonderful mafia story! The author does a great job building this world. The characters are well developed, and the story flows solidly from start to finish! The narration is well done, drawing you farther into the story. I highly recommend this book, if you like The Godfather, or Goodfellas, you will enjoy this!
The only thing I found wrong is the editor missed a couple double takes, but they are few and far between. Easily ignored due to the solid story, keeping your focus.
I have been given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Sins of the Son

Let’s start off with the narration. This definitely takes some getting used to as it is in an Italian accent, but has a something that I have never heard before. There is almost like a tunnel sounding voice when the person is thinking in their head or if a letter is being read in their thoughts. I thought that was an interesting way to do it and it gave a little more to the story.
Now onto the book! The book had a bit of a slow start but if you stick with it, it is definitely worth it to listen all the way to the end. The end has a surprise that you will not want to miss.

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  • Sara
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  • 01-10-19

Give it some time!! It'll grow on you!

Generally I start an audiobook review with my brief thoughts of the storyline and then I go into the narration. However, I’m going to start this one with my thoughts on the narration. For the first 20 minutes I was a bit on the fence about proceeding or not. The narrator, Freddy Moyano, is using a heavily Italian accent. I wasn’t really sure if I liked it or not but I’m no quitter… I proceeded. Eventually I was lost in the story and the voice just fit. So, if you enjoy accents and seeing the talent of the narrators than I seriously suggest you give this a try. However, if you’re a person that doesn’t enjoy accents than I’d stay away from this. It’s a heavy one and at times it can be hard to understand but it really fits the storyline!

So the storyline was fantastic! I really have a thing for mafia books and this one was full on unpredictable… and the twists in it! Gahhh!!! I’m not going into the plot because this is a surprising story with characters you’ll either love or love to hate!

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This book grabbed my attention.

This book grabbed my attention. Not the usual love story I read. A good combination of both romance and action. Will Francesco and Jessica's love be enough to stop their families from tearing one another apart? It is for every listener to find out.

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  • bluepits73
  • 01-24-19

pretty good mafia style book

The writing was a bit slow at first and there are a lot of characters to keep up with. Overall, I thought it had a pretty good story line but I did have to rewind and relisten to some parts. I think this is the kind of book where a second listen would really help me personally absorb the details better. Very traditional Mafia setting throughout.

The narration was consistent but the accent was a bit heavy and it took some getting used to. I personally am indifferent towards if the narrator has an accent or not, but you dont like accents then you won't like this listen. I am not a fan of whatever the narrator is doing to get the echo/tunnel sound for a character's inner dialogue. It was distracting to me to the point to where I couldn't focus on what the character was "thinking" and distorts the narrator's voice too much. I think the narrator using/having an accent that seemed genuinely Italian was a feature that added a level of authenticity to the mafia nature of the book.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.