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Summary

The incredible true story of the death of Jimmy Hoffa, the most famous hit in Mafia history. Now a major motion picture.

The Irishman is an epic saga of organised crime in postwar America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hit man who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century.

Spanning decades, Sheeran's story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against the Commission of La Cosa Nostra, the US government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission. Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony 'Tony Pro' Provenzano and Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the mob, and Brandt turned Sheeran's story into a true crime classic.

©2008 Charles Brandt (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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I could've listened to it in one sitting

This is the most gripping non fiction book I have listened to. An incredible well written story about a very interesting life.

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A Must Listen

Not sure what to expect but I was blown away by the story. Every time I had free time I was listening, an amazing story

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Mystery Solved, Mind Blown

I know the film is coming so wanted to get through the book first and I couldn't stop. I listened as I drove, walked and between shifts. Incredible to think this s out there and people still doubt. A LOT of bonus / extra material that slams home the truth behind 'The Irishman'. Can't recommend highly enough.

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The book that inspired the film The Irishman

The book is well narrated and the story enthralling. An historical non fiction tale of an Irishman who gets involved with unions and the mafia.

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excellent just excellent

well written/narrated hope the movie is as good .thanks audible for service / value/ kelvin

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Gripping

Awesome listening about a Mafia Legend . Worth reading/listening to..Highly recommended to any person any time.

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outstanding

If you don't know the story, you must listen thoroughly and will be gripped from beginning to end.

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Amazing

It's a must listen too. Some very interesting reading / listening in the master piece

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Extraordinary

The story is both told and read extremely well. Despite a multitude of characters and names my enjoyment and attention were held throughout. I realise what a relatively sheltered life I have led.

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A good listen

I have never seen the movie so to listen to the book was the obvious choice first of at all it was brilliantly narrated,the story is amazing, the only fault I have was when going through certain characters they story jumped from one year to another then another character would come into the story and you would be back say 5 years this happens a few times and I found some bits difficult to keep up with in the main the story is a beauty and I did enjoy listened to it

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  • 12-05-18

Savage book. Really glued to this

The book is a real eye opener into the Nadia. It gets heavy in the middle for an hour but the end makes up for it. Fantastic book