Godfather Sequels

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The Godfather Returns Publisher's Summary

Thirty-five years ago, Mario Puzo's great American tale, The Godfather, was published, and popular culture was indelibly changed. Now, in The Godfather Returns, acclaimed novelist Mark Winegardner continues the story, the years not covered in Puzo's best-selling book or in Francis Ford Coppola's classic films.

It is 1955. Michael Corleone has won a bloody victory in the war among New York's crime families. Now he wants to consolidate his power, save his marriage, and take his family into legitimate businesses. To do so, he must confront his most dangerous adversary yet, Nick Geraci, a former boxer who worked his way through law school as a Corleone street enforcer, and who is every bit as deadly and cunning as Michael. Their personal cold war will run from 1955 to 1962, exerting immense influence on the lives of America's most powerful criminals and their loved ones.

Sweeping from New York and Washington to Las Vegas and Cuba, The Godfather Returns is the spellbinding story of America's criminal underworld at mid-century and its intersection with the political, legal, and entertainment empires. Mark Winegardner brings an original voice and vision to Mario Puzo's mythic characters while creating several equally unforgettable characters of his own. The Godfather Returns stands on its own as a triumph in a tale about what we love, yearn for, and sometimes have reason to fear...family.

©2004 The Estate of Mario Puzo (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Godfather Returns

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Winegardner
    • Narrated by: Joe Grifasi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Thirty-five years ago, Mario Puzo's great American tale, The Godfather, was published, and popular culture was indelibly changed. Now, in The Godfather Returns, acclaimed novelist Mark Winegardner continues the story, the years not covered in Puzo's best-selling book or in Francis Ford Coppola's classic films.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $22.60

  • Book 2

    • The Godfather

    • The Lost Years
    • By: Mark Winegardner
    • Narrated by: Joe Grifasi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    "The bloody victory of the Corleone Family was not complete," begins the final chapter of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, "until a year of delicate manoeuvring established Michael Corleone as the most powerful Family chief in the United States." The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that "year of delicate political manoeuvring" and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war.

    Regular price: $12.78

  • Book 3

    • The Godfather's Revenge

    • By: Mark Winegardner
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In The Godfather's Revenge, the third and concluding novel in Mario Puzo's landmark saga, Mark Winegardner moves the Corleone family onto the biggest stage of all: the intersection of organized crime and national politics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it was a great story masterfully woven together

    • By gershom Joseph on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Godfather's Revenge

    • By: Mark Winegardner
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It's 1963 in New York, and outside the fortified building owned by Michael, newly undisputed Boss of all Bosses, a parade of people are waiting to ask the great man for favours. Among the visitors are former mob rivals, an emissary from the mayor of New York, and even faces from the past, like Jonny Fontane. All come to pay homage.

    Regular price: $12.78