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Wiseguy

Lu par : Nicholas Pileggi
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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 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.

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

Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.

©2011 Nicholas Pileggi (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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"The best book ever written on organized crime." ( Cosmopolitan)
Wiseguy goes nonstop...absolutely engrossing." ( The New York Times Book Review)

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  • Clay G.
  • 09/07/2015

The abridgment killed it

Whoever did this abridgment ruined this story. Tommy DeSimmone (Joe Pesci's character in Goodfellas) is hardly mentioned. Jimmy Burke is reduced to a shadow. Really this version is really really awful. Don't waste your money

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  • Joe
  • 30/08/2015

WHERE IS THE UNABRIDGED?!?!

3 hours...... Come on. Very short. Let's hear the whole thing next time. :(

No body likes getting short changed

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  • robert price
  • 31/03/2017

abridged books are terrible.

they cut out nearly all of the violence. if i were you i would not buy this book.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 08/06/2014

Too choppy

I think I might have liked this book in its unabridged form, however, as an abridged book it is too choppy. Having only the movie to compare it to-a lot of important elements were left out, such as the murder of Billy Bats, burying the body and eventually the murder of Tommy. All in all the book didn't feel so much abridged as gutted.

One good thing the book did was to whet my appetite for the full version.

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  • Benjamin
  • 14/08/2017

This Abridged version leaves out too much

I didn't like this abridged version it left out a lot from Henrys life. much of the Lufthansa planning, Tommy DiSimone, Henry's time in the army and his conmections to the Gotti crew. The voice acting was too formal, and didn't spund authentically NY street. Don't buy this version.

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  • Ronnie M. Greher
  • 21/04/2012

ABRIDGED!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not get this unless you are a die hard fan of the story (as I am).

What did you like best about this story?

This is a great story,because it's true.

Have you listened to any of Nicholas Pileggi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Pileggi does a decent job as the reader,but I don't think he was the best choice.

Any additional comments?

Beware of the "actors" playing various characters. They do a horrendous job! Accents way off,inflection bad,just awful casting. I look forward to an unabridged version with a professional narrator (actor) and appropriate casting if needed. I prefer one reader doing all the characters myself.

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  • Philo
  • 09/02/2014

I prefer movie or unabridged version

This version adds almost nothing to the movie, and it lacks the imagery of the movie. I read the unabridged version long ago (before the movie came out) and enjoyed it. But this seems chopped down too much.

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  • Michael
  • 25/01/2019

cuts down the story

What happened to all the great parts cut out completely from the story? Really unhappy with this summary piece

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  • rusty shackel ferd
  • 27/06/2020

Dont get if you have read the book before.

I had previously read the book so upon purchasing this I was very disappointed by it's length. I guess being new when I first downloaded this, it's my fault for not understanding what abridged meant. How ever at the time I bought it there was no other version of Wiseguy on here.

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  • Elizabeth L. Pryor
  • 26/09/2018

Half the story left out!!

The abridged version was worse than no version at all. So much was left out the story is incomprehensible.

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