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"

Good sequel

What made the experience of listening to Al Capone Shines My Shoes the most enjoyable?

I bought it for my kids so they could read along. Audible books are great for kids learning how to read chapter books and also for adults who want to multi-task and listen and do other things at the same time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Moose Flanagan because he's responsible and smart. He cares about his sister Natalie very much.

What does Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't like reading aloud to my kids unless it's a short picture book because it makes my mouth tired. Having a good reader with inflections helps them follow along with the story better.

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- Amazon Mom

Book Details

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