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What did you love best about Mafia Prince?
An honest read. The best kind. Not one dull minute.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The narrator was the best!
Which scene was your favorite?
When Philip decided to become a whistle blower and think of himself and his family. Sometimes it is very difficult to make the intelligent choice. Everybody loves a winner.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
Any additional comments?
I really couldn't put this book down. It is very well written and well read. I felt like someone was sitting across the table from me talking just to me. I love honesty in a story, and this book takes the academy award for that.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Narrator did an excellent job with his spot on accent. Book itself is nothing shocking or revealing for anyone who has read about the mafia in the past. However, on a deeper note, it is fascinating to learn about internal working of organized crime. The depiction of treachery and deceit between phil and his no good uncle is what makes this a worth while listen. Also enjoyed the mafia lingo and the related terms. Especially the "sign of the gun", which I now use during safety briefs to warn my troops to either behave "or else it's this....".
God bless Phil for changing his ways, wish him all the luck.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Mafia Prince to be better than the print version?
What did you like best about this story?
The story is fantastic. I listened and felt like I was having a chat with the author. It is told very well and feels like it was an honest description to the story's. Every person you expected to be in the book are there and more.
What about L. J. Ganser’s performance did you like?
L. J. Ganser's performance was great. He helped make the book more enjoyable. The sroys is gripping at times and L.J. must have enjoyed the book because there was no drop in performance.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I drive to and from work listening to audiobooks. I found the time was flying while I listened to book. I was looking forward to the drive. (From work yes :) )
Any additional comments?
There is little I didnt enjoy about this book. I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. So many books on the Mafia and most are a let down. I was disappointing when the book finished just because it was so enjoyable I wanted more.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed listening to this Audiobook, the narrator done a great job telling the story. There was a few too characters but that's understandable due to the story being about the Cosa Nostra. I'll definitely listen to this more than a 2nd time.
While the style fell into occassional repetetiveness, Perhaps this was purposeful to give it a journalistic story quality.
Most importantly this story resonated is an authentic description by a person who fell into a complicated and painful lifestyle, too young to understand what trap he had stepped into.
When someone is a made man, the very thing that made him so potentially traps him for life.
It is an insight into the complexity that is the mafia, that attracts people to an idea of honour, which is then subverted by individuals, leaders whose weak egos lead them to drown in their lust for power or just simply slide into sociopathy.
Its a pity this tight knit society ...army, can’t turn its skills to being a force for creating safe communities, rediscovering the ideal of honour on which it was founded long ago, when it served as protector of simple people, just freed from feudal control.