• I Heard You Paint Houses

  • By: Charles Brandt
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-22-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (4 ratings)

Regular price: $26.64

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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese.
"I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors.
In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the Mob and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the 26 most wanted Mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused he would be killed himself.
Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes brand-new information on other famous murders and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history.
©2008 Charles Brandt (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony O'Sullivan on 05-12-18

Savage book. Really glued to this

The book is a real eye opener into the Nadia. It gets heavy in the middle for an hour but the end makes up for it. Fantastic book

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5 out of 5 stars
By IAN W. on 05-25-18

truly outstanding!!

can't wait for the movie, this book will get you from the beginning until the end

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 05-19-18

I Heard You Paint Houses

Gripping and detailed account of the Hoffer disappearance and the back story surrounding JFKs murder a must read before the release of the film in 2019.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-14-18

Couldn't finish it

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better reader. This bloke was so drab

Would you ever listen to anything by Charles Brandt again?

No probably not

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Big time. I think that was the main issue here to be honest. Couln't hack his reading style any longer

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Bored

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-10-18

Fantastic

Well narated. This story is sensational but you come away at the end believing it all. It's quite credible and paints an amazing picture of the life of Frank Shearan and the death of Jimmy Hoffa (as well as touching on the deaths of JFK, LHO & Bobby Kennedy). What an insight.

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