Gallo Be Thy Name

  • by Jerome Tuccille
  • Narrated by Grainger Hines
  • 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gallo Be Thy Name is the portrait of an American dynasty that rose from hardscrabble poverty in the early 1900s to become the most successful wine company in the world through toil, cunning, and crime. From selling ³Dago Red² to Al Capone during Prohibition to conquering America¹s wine market with such plonk as Thunderbird and Ripple, and from the Great Depression to the roiling farm labor movements of the 60s and 70s, the Gallos rode the turbulent currents of history to triumph, with iconic brothers Ernest and Julio steering the ship. But beneath the E. & J. Gallo Winery¹s carefully polished surface is a sweeping story of passion and power, swirling with rumors of murder.

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Customer Reviews

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Fire this reader

I have no idea if this book is awful or if it's just badly read.

Mispronunciations abound, the voice is irritating, and the pace is uneven.

I will search out who this reader is and NEVER buy another audio book read by him.
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- A. C. Shellhase

Fascinating read. Distractingly awful reading.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. Overall informative.


What did you like best about this story?

They were truly awful people. Always fun to see where moguls come from.


Would you be willing to try another one of Grainger Hines’s performances?

Absolutely not. You speak for a living. Please check out your pronunciation. It's not "pinot noyer" or "malbe". He's constantly missing or adding letters in the commonest words. It's painful to hear.


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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books