Al Capone Shines My Shoes : Tales from Alcatraz

  • by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • Series: Tales from Alcatraz
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Moose and the cons are about to get a lot closer in this much-anticipated sequel.It's 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit men, con men, mad dog murderers and a handful of bank robbers too. And one of those cons has just done him a big favor.You see, Moose has never met Al Capone, but a few weeks ago Moose wrote a letter to him asking him to use his influence to get his sister, Natalie, into a school she desperately needs in San Francisco. After Natalie got accepted, a note appeared in Moose's freshly laundered shirt that said: Done.As this book begins, Moose discovers a new note. This one says: Your turn. Is it really from Capone? What does it mean? Moose can't risk anything that might get his dad fired. But how can he ignore Al Capone?


What the Critics Say

"Choldenko hits a grand slam...Effortless period dialogue, fully developed secondary characters and a perfectly paced plot." (Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another Good Book

I like how the author turns history into a very interesting story. Kirby Heyborne is a great narrator!
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- Crystal "Avid Customer"


This book was horrible. There was no climax or uplifting part of the story. I do not recommend this book. I had to read it for school, but if I didt I would have stopped reading at the beginning. There is no hook.
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- Kim Caple

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2009
  • Publisher: Listening Library