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?

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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"

Horrible

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