From the author of Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy ´´Joseph Barboza is the most dangerous individual known.” -FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1965 Joe Barboza knew that there were two requirements for getting inducted into the Mafia. You had to be Sicilian. And you had to commit a contract killing. The New Bedford-born mobster was a proud Portuguese, not Sicilian, but his dream to be part of La Cosa Nostra proved so strong that he thought he could create a loophole. If he killed enough men, if he did enough of the Mafia’s dirtiest biddings, then they would have no choice but to make him a Made Man. Barboza’s brutal rise during one of the deadliest mob wars in US history became the stuff of legend, both on the bloodied streets of Boston and in the offices of the FBI and the US Attorney General. He took sick joy in his crimes, and it became increasingly difficult for the mob to keep the Animal on his leash. But soon the hunter became the hunted. Betrayed by the mob and now on the run, Boston’s most notorious contract killer forged a Faustian bargain with two unscrupulous FBI agents - a pact that would transform the US criminal justice system. From false testimony and manipulated evidence that sent mob leaders to death row, to the creation of the Witness Protection Program so the feds could protect their prized, cold-blooded witness, this was the horrific, dramatic first act in a story of murder and FBI corruption still being played out today in the news and the courtroom with the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger. Barboza’s legacy, buried for years thanks to the murders or deaths of its participants, is finally coming to light and being told in its unvarnished brutality by one of America’s most respected true crime writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Goad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050255/bk_adbl_050255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A college baseball scholarship was his way out of the inner city, but his dreams of going pro were crushed by an arm injury. John Alite was forced to return home to the only life he knew, where having to live on the streets of New York meant one thing - earning how to survive. He was driven. He was extreme. He was feared. But most of all, he was loyal. From a young age, he found himself influenced by the wrong crowd. Enticed by the wealth, power, and prestige of the mafia, he immersed himself in a world that was foreign to most. A society where policies were enforced by instilling fear. Honor and loyalty were merely a misnomer. The cold, bitter truth was he was expendable, and his sworn allegiance was rewarded with betrayal.On the run and unable to trust anyone, John was finally forced to confront his own demon - himself. Facing the harsh realities of who he was and what he had done wasn´t pretty, and he had some serious, life-altering decisions to make - ones that would come with a price. Through a life of heartache, betrayal, and loss comes a story of grace, healing, and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014130/bk_tant_014130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy ´´the Bull” Gravano, once one of the mafia´s most feared hit men. With 19 confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss - and John Gotti’s right-hand man - is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State’s evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn’t come home at all. He hosted ´´secret” meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with ´´business associates.” By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was 19 years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in.This is the story of a daughter’s struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Gravano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001362/bk_aren_001362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alessio.... Cold. Ruthless. Killer. I am respected and feared by all. I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death. When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion. She’s a trinket, my plaything. Ayla.... I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain. Alessio found it. He touched it and brought it alive again. But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him.... I’ll lose my life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tia Rider Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102024/bk_acx0_102024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most feared Chicago mobsters, Sam Giancana, clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When politician Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-out war on organized crime throughout the United States. And Giancana went after them. Written with suspense and conviction, we learn about how the CIA asked Giancana to assassinate Fidel Castro. The book includes Giancana´s testimony about the truth of his involvement in the deaths of Monroe and others. Chuck Giancana, Sam´s brother, contributes a unique perspective of the mob´s relationship with the Bay of Pigs and many other pivotal events of the ´60s and beyond. Double Cross is an eye-opening account of the interworking of the government and the mob and how this relationship has impacted American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014933/bk_tant_014933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New England Mafia was a hugely powerful organization that survived by using violence to ruthlessly crush anyone that threatened it, or its lucrative gambling, loansharking, bootlegging, and other enterprises. Psychopathic strongman Joseph ´´The Animal´´ Barboza was one of the most feared mob enforcers of all time, killing as many as 30 people for business and pleasure.From information based on newly declassified documents and the use of underworld sources, Boston Mob spans the gutters and alleyways of East Boston, Providence, and Charlestown to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Boston´s Beacon Hill. Its players include governors and mayors, and the Mafia Commission of New York City.From the tragic legacy of the Kennedy family to the Winter Hill-Charlestown feud, the fall of the New England Mafia and the rise of Whitey Bulger, Mark Songini´s Boston Mob is a saga of treachery, murder, greed, and the survival of ruthless men pitted against legal systems and police forces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012931/bk_tant_012931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. This is audiobook one out of three.Not your typical Mafia type of story, nor your typical type of romance. It takes time for two people to be in love, but this novel will surely draw you in! Chase Marcel is determined to change the world. Tired of living by the way life has been for years in the Mafia family he was born into, he has spent years planning. Planning to change everything everyone knew. Summer Meads, a girl born into the world as a slave and forced to grow up tossed from one house to the next, must survive. She knows nothing of her bloodline to the Mafia world, even when she met Chase when they were children. To save Summer and to take down one of the most feared Mafia families, Chase must marry her. At what cost will Chase and Summer’s marriage cost not only them, but the Marcel family? How can a slave girl be helpful for the Mafia family?Modern-day Mafia story, but with a twist. Includes mentions of slavery, abuse, and violence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127004/bk_acx0_127004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nico is the new boss of the Francesco family, the most feared mafia organization in the state. No matter how busy he gets he always remembers his old college buddy Tim Hunt...and all the favors that Tim asks Nico for.But when Tim falls $50,000 in debt to Nico, it’s time to barter. Fortunately Tim has one thing that Nico´s always wanted: Tim´s buxom wife, Dawn. But will one time be enough?This series contains group scenes, interracial scenes, cuckolding, and a deadbeat beta husband getting what he deserves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140521/bk_acx0_140521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Carter is back.... She was a madam in a brothel and a gangster´s moll, but now her protection is gone and her enemies are closing in. In 1971, London gang boss Annie Carter Barolli is living the New York high life with the feared Mafia godfather Constantine Barolli. Then family tragedy strikes, leaving only Annie, Constantine´s sister, Gina, and his three children alive, and now they´re in terrible danger. And what´s worse - it signals a major shift in mafia power. Annie returns to London with her daughter, Layla, pursued by a hit man. Someone wants her dead, and the only way she can stay alive is to find out who´s paying for the contract and to strike first. Then, the reappearance of an old East End face sparks a shocking suspicion - the possibility that Max Carter, Annie´s first and greatest love, didn´t die two years ago, as she had been led to believe. Has he truly just been playing dead? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Cass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003120/bk_hcuk_003120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.