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  • Five Families

  • The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires
  • By: Selwyn Raab
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 33 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals, and generational changes that produced violent, unreliable leaders and recruits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Superb"

  • By William on 18-03-16

a very indepth insight into the history of the mob

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

from day one till now, covering the history of cosa nostra and it's 5 most influential families and figures

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  • Al Capone

  • His Life, Legacy, and Legend
  • By: Deirdre Bair
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone - Public Enemy Number One - has gripped popular imagination. Rising from humble Brooklyn roots, Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. At the height of Prohibition, his multimillion-dollar Chicago bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling operation dominated the organized-crime scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Behind the icon

  • By A. Curtis on 25-01-17

if you have an interest in Al, listen to this

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

a real insight into the life, trials and tribulations of the most infamous mobster that ever lived

  • Agent Storm

  • My Life Inside al-Qaeda
  • By: Tim Lister, Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

He was the Western convert who would plunge deep inside al-Qaeda. He named his first son Osama after 9/11 and became a Jihadist. But then - after a sudden loss of faith - Morten Storm made a life-changing decision. He became a double agent and joined the CIA, MI6 and MI5. Filled with hair-raising close calls and deception, Storm's story builds to the climactic finale when he must betray his friend and mentor al-Awlaki - al-Qaeda's biggest threat to the West.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but...

  • By Mr on 18-07-17

a great listen and highly recommend

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

It's a book that grips you from start to finish, Great twists and turns throughout
Highly recommend

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