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When an important Mafia boss is assassinated, no one knows anything. Omerta, the Mafia code of silence, is at work. No information is to be found, not from corrupt banks, rival gangs, or even from the courts. However, the nephew of the dead man and the head of the FBI are determined to track down the murderers. So determined, they join forces to begin their own investigation. After all, in the Mafia world, everyone has a price.

©2000 Mario Puzo (P)2000 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Lucia Ramos
  • 24-08-2015

Very good performance!

It is not the godfather, against which all standards are measured. But still is an amazing novel by the same author.
I read it years ago, and is a must in your collection if you like Mafia stuff. Highly recommended!

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  • Brooksies
  • 27-04-2014

The Godnephew

Would you consider the audio edition of Omerta to be better than the print version?

No idea, I usually either buy a book or listen to a book. But I enjoyed the narrator.

What other book might you compare Omerta to, and why?

The Godfather, obviously, and being a big fan of the films I started reading/listening to books of Mario Puzo. I was not dissapointed, he has a real talent for letting you into the lives of both the police inspectors and the maffiosi and show you that good an bad is not all that black and white.

What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the fact that his voice was very well suited to read out this kind of book. He really contributed to the atmosphere of the book. When listening for instance to the part set in Sicily, I really could picture myself there.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I enjoyed it but it did not make me cry nor laugh.

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Well worth listening to!

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  • Sue
  • 26-10-2015

Great listen

The only problem with this book is keep being late for appointments didn't want to stop listening excellent.

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  • matthew cornes
  • 08-11-2015

classic

great book. I read this before but I can appreciate it more since listening to it

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  • Candice
  • 14-09-2016

absolutely brilliant

it's a masterpiece for anyone looking for a good old fashioned mafia story. it has everything!!

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  • Andrew Bennett
  • 20-01-2021

unremarkable end to a trilogy

Clunky dialogue from very 2 dimensional and unrealistic characters. The insights into the omerta lifestyle and philosophy were interesting but could have been developed more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2020

Wonderful

Loved this great story line, genuinely gripping and got through this in a few days. Highly recommended

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  • Mark
  • 02-09-2021

Pointless

None of the characters have any depth. Their characteristics are all based on some cliched Mafia stereotypes. Nothing is believable, and the reader is given nothing to believe or engage in. There is no background to the characters that makes the reader care about them. Feels like it was written by an 18 year old student living in Northampton using his "101 things to put in a Mafia book " student guide. Entirely predictable and shallow

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  • Toadjuggler
  • 31-03-2021

Don't know whether it's the book or the reader...

...but this is boring beyond anything. I got within 35 minutes of the end and just gave up, really dull and directionless. "The Godfather" this ain't.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-03-2021

Awesome Story

As a huge fan of the Godfather, I've no idea why I've not come across this book before. A great story, and a good narrator.

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  • Vicuña
  • 01-01-2021

Timeless storytelling

Mario Puzo is truly the master at stories which get to the heart of the Mafia. This standalone is no exception and with a complex plot and a range of characters, I really bought in to the ethics. Complex and satisfying, really enjoyed it.

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