Sunday, 8 March 2015

Inside The Mob

Mafia Prince takes the reader into the secret world of La Cosa Nostra through one time mobster and FBI informant Phil "Crazy Phil" Leonetti. Phil does not hold back when describing the world he lived in and quite often you have to remind yourself that this is not fiction. The book is all the top Mafia movies rolled into one, being a cross between the Godfather and Goodfellas with a touch of the Sopranos.

What sets this book apart is that we see the transformation and realization of the author that there is more to life than the mob. This transformation see's him making a deal with the FBI after he his jailed for 40 years. This see's him becoming a rat and help bring down some of the biggest mobsters of the day. Now don't get me wrong this does not make him a saint, this is not a story of redemption. I am sure that under a different set of circumstances Leonetti would still be in the family.

As an Audiobook narrator L.J. Ganser delivers a great reading of the book. His accent is just right and is what you would imagine a mobster would sound like.

While this book delivers a fascinating read it does have a few features that ended up grating on me. This mainly being the constant repeating of phrases and facts, with a bit of editing these could have avoided. Overall though Mafia Prince deliver a very satisfying read and is a must for anyone with an interest in the American Mafia.

3.5 Headphones

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