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Frankie
07-13-2005, 04:33 PM
I just finished "listening" to "The Godfather Returns" by Mark Winegardner....... WOW!!!

I highly recommend it. It is extremely well written. I suggest checking out the unabridged CD book. 17 CDs. Well worth listening too. Scott Brick is the best book narator I have ever heard. He does a magnificent job and keeps you listening. Does a dead on Michael and Fredo. The story picks up at the end of "The Godfather" (movie) and goes to 1962. Absolutely great.

Dave Lane
07-13-2005, 04:35 PM
Where did you get it?

Dave

alpha_omega
07-13-2005, 04:46 PM
Thanks Frankie...sounds like an offer I can't refuse.

Jenson71
07-13-2005, 04:53 PM
:shake:

Count Alex's Losses
07-13-2005, 04:59 PM
:shake:

What the **** is wrong with this? Have you even heard/read it? It might be good.

Buzzsaw
07-13-2005, 05:09 PM
I read it and didn't care for it. Of course, once you've read Puzo, there is no substitute.

If you're a Puzo or Godfather fan, check out "The Last Don"; there's a book and also a mini-series that was released on DVD (check e-bay, stars Kirstie Allie, pre-Crispy Creme era). The book is more brutal and violent than The Godfather, and that's saying a lot if you've read the book.


See you guys in week 1 at your house. J-E-T-S.

elvomito
07-13-2005, 05:28 PM
the last don book was really good, so was the sicilian, although the movie for that one spewed loads.

Frazod
07-13-2005, 06:30 PM
I read it when it first came out. There was one gaping flaw - the complete absence of Frank Pentangeles - but other than that, I enjoyed it and it was a good read. It did try a little too hard to meld fiction with fictionalized fact, though.

Frankie
07-13-2005, 06:50 PM
Where did you get it?

Dave

I checked it out from our library. But Borders should have it if you want to purchase it.

Frankie
07-13-2005, 06:50 PM
What the **** is wrong with this? Have you even heard/read it? It might be good.
It IS good.

Frankie
07-13-2005, 06:59 PM
I read it when it first came out. There was one gaping flaw - the complete absence of Frank Pentangeles - but other than that, I enjoyed it and it was a good read.

I wondered about Frankie Five-Angles not being in it too. But it didn't bother me too much. The new characters (Nick Jerace, et al) are pretty good.

It did try a little too hard to meld fiction with fictionalized fact, though.

Agreed:

Johnny Fountain = Frank Sinatra
Jimmy Shay = John Kennedy
Danny Shay = Bobby Kennedy
Louie Russo = Sam Giancana

etc.

Frazod
07-13-2005, 07:03 PM
Johnny Fountain = Frank Sinatra
Jimmy Shay = John Kennedy
Danny Shay = Bobby Kennedy
Louie Russo = Sam Giancana

etc.

Don't forget Geraci = Valachi

Frankie
07-13-2005, 07:52 PM
Don't forget Geraci = Valachi
Is that who he is? I thought so, but wasn't sure. But then again he's writing an expose book in the end.

Frazod
07-13-2005, 07:56 PM
Is that who he is? I thought so, but wasn't sure. But then again he's writing an expose book in the end.

Yeah, that had to be the comparison he was going for.

Frankie
07-13-2005, 08:03 PM
Yeah, that had to be the comparison he was going for.
:hmmm:

Jenson71
07-13-2005, 08:05 PM
What the **** is wrong with this? Have you even heard/read it? It might be good.

I read it the first day it came out. It's sitting upstairs in my bookshelf.

Frankie
07-13-2005, 08:07 PM
Don't forget Geraci = Valachi
BTW, on the last CD they interview Winegardner and he says he likes to do another one. This story only went as far as 1962 anyway.

Frankie
07-13-2005, 08:17 PM
Yeah, that had to be the comparison he was going for.

You must be right:

http://da_wizeguy.tripod.com/omerta/id22.html

"Joseph Valachi
In 1963, this contract killer became to first mobster to publicly violate Omert when he turned government witness and told the Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee about the inner structure of the Mafia. "

Fairplay
07-13-2005, 08:48 PM
I thought the book was good myself. Not a Puzo, as mentioned before.
But i wanted to read about the lost years between the Godfather and the Godfather 2.
The book does alright explaining what happened.

I thought the movie The Godfather was excellent. I highly recommend the book to read. And i would say its on my top ten books i like the best. And i lean towards non-fiction books as a rule. It has information about characters i thought was worth the read. Plus the book always is always better then even that movie, which is saying something.