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The King of Con

How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale
Narrated by: Thomas Giacomaro
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to be king of the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. 

As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman, he climbed the ranks, and let his lust for money and relationships with New York and Philadelphia crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. Forced to go on the lam in South Africa and Europe he returned a year later - with millions of dollars' worth of diamonds stuffed in his underwear. And that's only the beginning. 

In his memoir, Tom details how he eventually hashed out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a special crime informant to avoid jail time - only he somehow manages not to rat anyone out and, incredibly, continues his high-finance, shady dealings, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest millions in his new business ventures. When it all inevitably comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade - yet, even behind bars, he's able to get what he wants from anyone: the warden, the doctors, the guards, and his fellow inmates... and finds a way to get released early. 

Cowritten by Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the true story about a smart, streetwise Jersey boy who talked his way to the top and became richer and more successful than his wildest dreams. It offers an unforgettable look into the life of a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, rubbing elbows with celebrities and crime bosses, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself. 

Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His mob cronies are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney's office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he return to his old ways and steal back his crown of crime as the King of Con?

©2018 Thomas Giacomaro (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

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heartfelt and sincere

I really liked it, it was read by the author and that made it so authentic.

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story was great .. should have left out politics

so much happened to this guy! shoukd have lefy out politics and it would have been 5 stars across the board

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Great book! I literally couldn't put it down.

this book was solid from the get-go. The story has a way of sucking you in right off the bat and each chapter gets more and more crazy. if you are into organized crime stories then you need to read this. great book I easily give it five stars.

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A life less ordinary

Enjoyable listen for those of us interested in the minds of the con artists. One hell of a life.

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What a Story!

Tom’s story is like nothing I’ve ever heard. It’s true what they say ‘real life is better than fiction!’ I was riveted to the story and got through the audible book in just a couple days. Narrated by Tom Giacomaro himself makes it all the better as he adds his NJ bad boy accent; made me feel like I was sitting there listening to him across the table.

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This was a great audiobook.

This was a fast listen. Highly recommended for the genre. Narration was authentic and well delivered.

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Wow

Very powerful testimony, the truth will set you free. People can change, but true transformation is with God alone!

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Horrible!!

This guy is a sociopath! He has no remorse for what he did!!!! Can't believe I wasted time listening to this crap

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