Carmine the Snake by Frank DiMatteo audiobook

Carmine the Snake: Carmine Persico and His Murderous Mafia Family

By Frank DiMatteo  and Michael Benson
Read by Johnny Heller

Blackstone Publishing 9780806538815
8.47 Hours Unabridged
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In this blistering street-level account, “Mafia survivor” Frank DiMatteo teams up with true-crime master Michael Benson to take down one of the most notorious figures in the American La Cosa Nostra. This is the real inside story of Carmine “the Snake” Persico, from his crime-filled childhood on the streets of Brooklyn to the long-term jail sentences that didn’t stop him from controlling his criminal empire, with the help of his brother—the equally kill-crazy Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico. This is the story of his deadly teen years as leader of the fearsome Garfield Boys; his recruitment into the Profaci—later the Colombo—crime family; his bloody betrayal of the Gallo brothers; his role in the hair-raising ambush and slaying of Albert Anastasia—the Lord High Executioner of Murder, Inc.—as he sat in a barbershop chair getting a shave; the terror he struck into the hearts of the New York Mafia’s other families, and even his own crews; and the many courtroom trials where Persico walked after witnesses came down with sudden cases of “amnesia.” Today, Persico schmoozes with Ponzi king Bernard Madoff behind bars. There, at age eighty-four, his legend—packed as it is with coldblooded brutality—continues to inspire goodfellas everywhere.

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Summary

Summary

In this blistering street-level account, “Mafia survivor” Frank DiMatteo teams up with true-crime master Michael Benson to take down one of the most notorious figures in the American La Cosa Nostra. This is the real inside story of Carmine “the Snake” Persico, from his crime-filled childhood on the streets of Brooklyn to the long-term jail sentences that didn’t stop him from controlling his criminal empire, with the help of his brother—the equally kill-crazy Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico.

This is the story of his deadly teen years as leader of the fearsome Garfield Boys; his recruitment into the Profaci—later the Colombo—crime family; his bloody betrayal of the Gallo brothers; his role in the hair-raising ambush and slaying of Albert Anastasia—the Lord High Executioner of Murder, Inc.—as he sat in a barbershop chair getting a shave; the terror he struck into the hearts of the New York Mafia’s other families, and even his own crews; and the many courtroom trials where Persico walked after witnesses came down with sudden cases of “amnesia.”

Today, Persico schmoozes with Ponzi king Bernard Madoff behind bars. There, at age eighty-four, his legend—packed as it is with coldblooded brutality—continues to inspire goodfellas everywhere.

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Author Bio: Frank DiMatteo

Author Bio: Frank DiMatteo

Frank Dimatteo is a lifelong Brooklynite, Mafia “survivor,” and publisher of Mob Candy magazine. He is the author of the acclaimed memoir, The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia, as well as Mob Candy’s Brooklyn Gangsters and Manhattan Gangsters.

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Author Bio: Michael Benson

Author Bio: Michael Benson

Michael Benson is the author of more than sixty books, including the true crime books Betrayal in Blood, Killer Twins, and Mommy Deadliest. He also wrote Who’s Who in the JFK Assassination, Inside Secret Societies, and most recently, The Devil at Genesee Junction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English