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Jonathan Eig superbly tells the tale of a man whose legend still permeates Chicago. Working with a compelling script, the narrator does an excellent job of bringing to life Capone, his crew and the cast of local and federal government officials who interact with him.
Eig does a masterful job of re-creating the Roaring Twenties and detailing Capone's exploits. At the same time, he methodically examines the crimes that have long been attributed to Capone. Relying on his dogged reporting skills, Eig adds texture to some events, while persuasively debunking others.
This is one of those books that will have listeners looking for excuses to take errands so they can listen to just a few more minutes. Great yarn!
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I enjoyed this book. I think it is a great companion to those that love Boardwalk Empire because it follows Capone's life.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Al Capone hands down! He was a larger than life character and this book makes him come alive.
What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He is a very good narrator on non fiction books. He keeps me interested in his rapid pace delivery. Reminds me of Walter Winchell.
Do you think Get Capone needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, it's his entire life story plus other Chicago stories including the Valentine's Day Massacre.
Any additional comments?
Great book if you are interested in Al Capone and the gangster life.
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