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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony M. DeStefano takes you inside John Gotti's inner circle to reveal the dark hearts and violent deeds of the most remorseless and cold-blooded characters in organized crime. Men so vicious even the other mafia families were terrified of them. Meet Gotti's Boys....

  • Charles Carneglia: the ruthless junkyard dog who allegedly disposed of bodies for the mob - by dissolving them in acid then displaying their jewels. 
  • Gene Gotti: the younger Gotti brother who ran a multimillion-dollar drug smuggling ring - enraging his bosses in the Gambino family. 
  • Angelo "Quack-Quack" Ruggiero: the loose-lipped contract killer who was wire-tapped by the FBI - and dared to insult Gotti behind his back. 
  • Tony "Roach" Rampino: the hardcore stoner who looked like a cockroach - and used his gangly arms and horror-mask face to frighten his enemies. 
  • "Sammy the Bull" Gravano: the Gambino underboss who helped John Gotti execute Gambino mob boss Paul Castellano - then sang like a canary to take Gotti down. 

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Anthony M. DeStefano (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Arthur F.
  • 20-09-2019

Great Book

I was skeptical at first because there's already so many books about John Gotti I thought to myself what else could I possibly here that I haven't heard before. but this book doven to a lot of good information that previously has not been published. The narrator is great in the story flows perfectly. I give it five stars.

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  • Denver F
  • 02-01-2020

was ok

wasn't that impressed. Purportedly about Gottis killers, but doesn't really go into detail regarding John Gottis hitmen. It's a general mob book rather than centered around any specific individuals.

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  • Stafford
  • 09-12-2019

Excellent book

this was very informative and explains in depth the inner working of Gottis main associates.

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 25-11-2019

Great look at the Gotti Crew

Instead of more of the same about Gotti, this one takes a look at those around him. You won't learn anything new if you're a fan of this topic, but you won't be bored either.

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  • Ryan Macklin
  • 09-12-2020

Exceptional

Narration was excellent, the book was very intriguing, and it makes one wonder what really happened behind closed doors years ago.

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  • jason
  • 03-09-2020

not bad

would have been a better interpretation if you had someone with a better then the guy who read the story..his accents of certain people,names and words were annoying ...

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  • Anthony peter clark
  • 31-08-2020

Well written updated

It is a very well written and updated information of other members n player's in John Gotti Sr. crew and the Gambino crime family.

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  • Angelica Scricca
  • 17-08-2020

entertaining solid info very good i really enjoyed

good new information learned things i hadn't heard before i recomend if your a mob genre person like me if you are u should enjoy Gotti's Boys.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-2020

Mediocre at best

Rambling recapitulation of facts already known. Description leads you to believe this would be a new angle/view, which it wasn’t. I listened through it because it was relatively short, but definitely not something I would recommend.

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  • Jon N.
  • 29-01-2020

Awesome read!!!

This is a must read for those of you that enjoy a great crime novel. It's straight up and to the point.

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  • damian johnson
  • 05-05-2020

Mafia

Absolutely great listen about the teflon don and really brilliantly nurtured too. Too much for favourite parts as it was just a great mafia book.

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  • Kevin
  • 03-04-2020

Not much new.....

If (like me) you've read a lot of Mafia bios before, you'll probably face the same challenge of finding a read that doesn't regurgitate the same mob folklore stories over and over.

Gottis Boys is sort of half and half....

A decent beginning (focusing on Quack Quack and his family) got my hopes up that this might be a different from the norm, but sadly this typically ended up playing out the John Gotti becomes boss story...... yet again.

If you're new to this genre, go check out 5 Families by Selwyn Raab. There's nothing in Gottis Boys really that it doesn't already cover (and a hell of a lot more for your credit! ) If you're a veteran, this is probably not going to keep you entertained long.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-2021

rehash of other books

like reading a newspaper plenty of info with little detail for wot the book was titled to be

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  • john anderson
  • 09-10-2020

Well with a listen..

Good book. well researched, well written and as always well narrated by the number one audio book reader/narrator Johnny Heller.

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