Coughlin
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    The Given Day | Dennis Lehane

    The Given Day

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    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
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    The Given Day explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself. As Danny, Luther, and those around them struggle to define themselves in increasingly turbulent times, they gradually find family in one another and, together, ride a rising storm of hardship, deprivation, and hope that will change all their lives.

    As Good As It Gets

    With a truly hideous daily LA commute, I get to listen to a lot of audiobooks, from a lot of genres. I've come to realize that a good audiobook is ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2009 by D. Jay Ritt (Hidden Hills, California USA)
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    Live by Night | Dennis Lehane

    Live by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
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    Boston, 1926. The ‘20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

    Lehane shows off his skills.

    Dennis Lehane knows how to write. I wish he knew when to stop. The first half of this book is the former; the second half the latter. In Part 1 he set..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2012 by Richard Delman (San Francisco)
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    Live by Night | Dennis Lehane

    Live by Night

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    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
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    Joe Coughlin is 19 when he meets Emma Gould. A small-time thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes forever.

    That meeting is the beginning of Joe's journey to becoming one of the nation's most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama, and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America....

    Predictable

    Nothing new to the genre but well constructed novel. The violence is measured and action not unbelievable. The characters you can warm to but the book..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2017 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
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    World Gone By | Dennis Lehane

    World Gone By

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
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    Joe Coughlin is untouchable. Once one of America's most feared and prominent gangsters, he now moves effortlessly between the social elite, politicians, police, and the mob. He has everything he could possibly want: money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But in a town that runs on corruption, vengeance, and greed, success can't protect Joe from the dark truth of his past - and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full....

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    World Gone By: A Novel | Dennis Lehane

    World Gone By: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
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    Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomas, is growing up. Now the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland.

    Great fabulous

    In the beginning, I thought the narrator was too bland. However as the story picked up he became better and better and was incredible by the end. I ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2015 by Carol (Los Angeles, California, United States)