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Old 07-13-2005, 04:33 PM  
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Attention: Fans of "The Godfather."

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.
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Frankie...sounds like an offer I can't refuse.
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:53 PM   #4
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:59 PM   #5
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What the **** is wrong with this? Have you even heard/read it? It might be good.
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:09 PM   #6
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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.


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Old 07-13-2005, 05:28 PM   #7
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the last don book was really good, so was the sicilian, although the movie for that one spewed loads.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:30 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:50 PM   #9
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I checked it out from our library. But Borders should have it if you want to purchase it.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:50 PM   #10
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What the **** is wrong with this? Have you even heard/read it? It might be good.
It IS good.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:59 PM   #11
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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.

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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.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:03 PM   #12
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Johnny Fountain = Frank Sinatra
Jimmy Shay = John Kennedy
Danny Shay = Bobby Kennedy
Louie Russo = Sam Giancana

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Don't forget Geraci = Valachi
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #13
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Is that who he is? I thought so, but wasn't sure. But then again he's writing an expose book in the end.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:56 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:03 PM   #15
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Yeah, that had to be the comparison he was going for.
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