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Publisher's Summary

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill - the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangster’s life - has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).
This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds... with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob - from one who’s lived it.
Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.
©2011 Nicholas Pileggi (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"The best book ever written on organized crime." ( Cosmopolitan)
Wiseguy goes nonstop...absolutely engrossing." ( The New York Times Book Review)
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By Ronnie on 04-21-12


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

I would not get this unless you are a die hard fan of the story (as I am).

What did you like best about this story?

This is a great story,because it's true.

Have you listened to any of Nicholas Pileggi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Pileggi does a decent job as the reader,but I don't think he was the best choice.

Any additional comments?

Beware of the "actors" playing various characters. They do a horrendous job! Accents way off,inflection bad,just awful casting. I look forward to an unabridged version with a professional narrator (actor) and appropriate casting if needed. I prefer one reader doing all the characters myself.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

By Joe on 08-30-15


3 hours...... Come on. Very short. Let's hear the whole thing next time. :(

No body likes getting short changed

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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