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Publisher's Summary

The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars.
The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power. His command post is a fortress on Long Island from which he presides over a vast underground empire that includes the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions. His influence runs through all levels of American society, from the cop on the beat to the nation's mighty.
Mario Puzo, a master storyteller, introduces us to unforgettable characters, and the elements of this world explode to life in this violent and impassioned chronicle.
A multi-voice production, including narrators Dan Price, Lorna Johnson, Don Stroup, Terry Bozeman, Richard Lavin, Amy Sunshine, Larry Brandenburg, Rose Nadolsky, Peter Syvertsen, Jane Brody, Bob O'Donnell, Joe Van Slyke, Marie Chambers, Si Osborne, Chuck Winter, Charles Fuller, and Malcolm Rothman.
©2004 Mario Puzo (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Filled with the requisite valor, love, and rancor of a great epic, The Godfather is the definitive gangster novel." (Amazon.com)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron on 10-31-08

Movie is Great, Book is Better

This is an excellent production of the book, the cast performs brilliantly; it's like listening to an unabridged radio play. If you have only seen the film, you cannot appreciate the depth of the characters until you experience the book. It is a must read.

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tim on 03-05-09

Couldn't Disagree More...

With the folks who gave this book (and the narrator) low ratings. Wow - were they listening to the same audio book I listened to?

This is one of the few multi-voice audio books I've listened to and I thought they did a great job!

I was a little surprised at how graphic the book is for the time period that it was written, but that's probably just my naivete.

I thought the story was compelling and enjoyed the additional chapters on Johnny Fontaine (that was not carried into the movie).

The scariest part is wondering how true to life the book really is, and whether the mafia really has this much power.

Great book - lived up to its billing!

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21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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