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Wiseguy: Full Audiobook by Nicholas Pileggi (Goodfellas)

FULL AUDIOBOOK! From the book that inspired the movie, Goodfellas produced by Martin Scorsese, Wise Guy written by Nicholas Pileggi told by Henry Hill ex mafia.

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.” He grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia 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. It 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. “Nonstop…absolutely engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review).

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

A review—This is a riveting account of organized crime as a way of life. The “wiseguy” (mob parlance for a street-level hoodlum) is Henry Hill, 30-year veteran of a Brooklyn strong-arm branch of the Luchese crime family, who turned against and helped convict his former associates five years ago and entered the Federal Witness Protection Program. Pileggi, a crime reporter for New York writing here with Hill’s cooperation, does a superb job of re-creating the gangster’s career. From his early days as an errand boy (at 12) to racketeer Paulie Vario in Brooklyn’s BrownsvilleEast New York section, to his pivotal roles in a Boston College point-shaving scandal and the $6-million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978. Hill’s story becomes an extraordinary vantage on a demimonde that lives a high, violent, score-to-score life in which car theft, hijacking-to-order, credit-card scams, cigarette smuggling, and other hustles and schemes are as workaday as 9-to-5 at the office.

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  1. The Last Godfather, the rise and fall of Joey Massino and The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante would make great audio books…..
    Good luck with the channel ?

  2. That was awesome. Just like the movie but with more everything. They stayed really true to the book in the screenplay.
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    still considered a rat by many though even after his death

  3. Look into some of the books about the "Troubles".. the war between the British Government and loyalist paramilitaries like the UDA UFF UVF LVF RHC against the PIRA OIRA INLA RIRA CIRA.. the Shankhill butchers is a great read..

  4. Great book. I remember reading this years ago. The guy reading it sounds alot like ray liotta. Best mafia book I ever read was The Last Godfathers by John Follain. Seriously check it out, it is about a very notorious Sicilian mafioso clan. These guys were no joke… they decimated judges, politicians, police, and all other rivals. Brutal. They make the American mob look like a neighbourhood watch committee

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