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Wiseguy

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INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION WRITTEN AND READ BY MARTIN SCORSESE!

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," who 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 best seller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese's film masterpiece GoodFellas, which 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)

Listen to it and experience the secret life inside the mob - from one who's lived it.

©1987, 1990 Nicholas Pileggi (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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  • Rodney
  • 2019-12-16

Finally unabridged

It's the full book, not the edited down version Audible previously released.

5-stars, what's not to like?

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  • Holly M.
  • 2020-01-16

Awesome All Around!!

Loved it! My all time favorite movie and the book dug even deeper. Great way to listen and enjoy the book. All that read were fantastic.

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  • Yavor
  • 2019-12-20

great book

highly recommended this book. If you love the movie then you will absolutely love this book.

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  • MrBIG
  • 2019-12-07

Great book, but not very different than the movie!

Pretty good, if you’ve seen the movie many times like I have , then there is only a few different details on different things that the movie does not portray!

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  • Kristin Spivey
  • 2019-12-04

FINALLY UNABRIDGED

FANTASTIC READ. I was so happy to see this finally appear. I love audible. I love the goodfellas and this made my work day go by fast

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  • David
  • 2020-01-26

Good story but very similar to the movies

I love these stories but not a lot of surprises if you’ve seen the movies.

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  • Lamont
  • 2020-01-22

Better than the movie

Better than the movie,obviously, I love the movie and the book took Me deeper into Hill’s world,if ya live Goodfellas or just enjoy a good story get this book.

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  • Bill Primavera
  • 2020-01-22

Much more than the movie...

Good Fellas is one of my favorite films. Was hesitate to buy this bc I thought same old.... It filled in the gaps and added new information. If u like the movie get this book.

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  • charlie tuna III
  • 2020-01-16

A wise book to have!

When I saw Audible had come out with the unabridged edition of wiseguy I knew I wanted to listen to it. I had seen that the abridged edition did not get good reviews so I did not want that one. This unabridged edition is very good and very interesting(of course the movie is good too!) I really enjoy the women who do the narration of each of the women characters in the book, my only complaint is the male narration. In my opinion it’s not so hot. Sometimes it’s hard to know where Henry Hill’s Voice begins and the narrator his voice takes over, they sound too much alike. But listening to it again , I might be able to separate the two. All in all it’s a good book, but I would first recommend seeing the movie, then things can fall in place.

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  • Stephen R. Thompson
  • 2020-01-16

Excellent book, excellent voice acting

I listened to this on the train each day on my way to work. Prior to listening to this book on tape, I had seen the movie Goodfellas numerous times and I continue to watch it from time to time. After the last viewing, I decided I wanted to read/listen to the book it was based on. I was not disappointed! This book provides so much more detail and context in addition to what's in the movie. The voice acting is amazing. The male reader sounds a lot like Ray Liotta from the movie, and similarly the female reader for Karen sounded a lot like Lorraine Bracco, so it feels like an extended version of the movie. Very well done and I highly recommend it.