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Publisher's Summary

The Tangled Web tells the dramatic story of detective Richard Cain's criminal career as revealed by his half-brother, Michael. Cain led a double-life—one as a well-known cop who led raids that landed on the front pages, and the other as a "made man" in one of Chicago's most notorious mob families. Eventually executed by shotgun, Dick Cain lived and died in a world of bloodshed and violence, leaving behind a story so outlandish that he has even been suspected of being involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

©2007 Michael J. Cain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"One of the most important mob books ever written." (Ray Gibson, Chicago Tribune)

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Struggled to finish is an understatement And I was very underwhelmed by the book the plot line

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awful narration

Narrator was monotone and sounded like he was reading a run on sentence with zero emotion or inflection in his voice at all. It made what could be a great story, unlistenable.

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Just not Enjoyable

What would have made The Tangled Web better?

Another narrator. It had no inflection and even seemd like punctuation was ignored. If I had been told that the book was read by a computer, I would have believed it. I think it was an interesting story, but it was certainly lost in the delivery.

What was most disappointing about Michael Cain’s story?

The narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Clinton Wade’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I think the story could have been great, but I couldn't get past the performance.

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Monotone!!!!

I can't listen to the monotone voice to even k ow if the story is any good.

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OK Book

Book was ok, but narration was not ok! The narrator sounded as if he was in a real hurry to finish.

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Decent story but lackluster narration.

Overall the story was good though hard to follow the timeline because it seemed to bounce around. the narration was a bit monotone and droned on at times. Worth the listen but could've been better.

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Tempted by the devil within.

it's hard to tell the facts about someone you love.
this man had a choice in life, his brother wants pity at least that's how the book is written. He's not the first or last man whose tempted by his own demons

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Great Story

I love this story, it brought me back to my childhood in Youngstown Ohio.
But the guy reading was confused by a few simple words like names of people and places. The editors should really proof this stuff out.

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A brothers Legacy

To here a brother talk about his brother and find out the details from the life of such a mysterious man. Incredible , with the passion of only like a brother can do. What a. Fascinating story of the life of Richard Cain
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Winding story with horrible narration

I wanted to like it and forced myself to listen to the whole book. It was hard to tell if the story was bad because the narration was terrible or if the narration was terrible because the story was bad. Either way, don’t waste your time.