Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi audiobook

Wiseguy

By Nicholas Pileggi
Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Read by Ari Fliakos , Hillary Huber , and Corey Brill

Simon & Schuster Audio
Unabridged
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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 bestseller 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). Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

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New York Times bestseller

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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 bestseller 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).

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Chilling.” People
“Absolutely engrossing…Wiseguy goes nonstop.” New York Times Book Review
“Totally riveting.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Even if you think you’ve read your fill of Mafia books, Nicholas Pileggi’s account of a small-time crook will keep you bug-eyed…A terrific job of reporting.” Newsweek
“This is a riveting account of organized crime as a way of life…Pileggi, a crime reporter for New York writing here with Hill’s cooperation, does a superb job of re-creating the gangster’s career.” Publishers Weekly
“Smuggling, hijacking, union racketeering, credit card fraud, robbery, bribery, drug dealing, prison, marriage, and assorted girlfriends take up most of Hill’s time and this story.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Nicholas Pileggi

Author Bio: Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi is an American author and screenwriter, whose true-crime book, Wiseguy, became the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film Goodfellas and made the New York Times bestseller list. His other books include Casino and Blye: Private Eye.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English