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  • Gotti's Boys

  • The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti
  • By: Anthony M. DeStefano
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Summary

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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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.

Good performance though, on the plus side.

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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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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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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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  • Arthur F.
  • 20-09-19

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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  • Stafford
  • 09-12-19

Excellent book

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

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 25-11-19

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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  • Denver F
  • 02-01-20

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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  • Angelica Scricca
  • 17-08-20

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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  • T. Smith
  • 08-07-22

Great back story

It was nice to get more story and less of the fluff. No frills, just good info.

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  • Kelvin Vivas
  • 09-06-22

Good Read, nothing great!!!

While it was a good read, this was not anything new regarding the story itself. Did no fill in any gaps in what occurred in those days, Ive read much better. Gave it 3 stars because if I had'nt read anything regarding the mob this would have been interesting. If you've read any other mob books, then you've read this one as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-22

More About Gotti Than His Boys

Summary describes a book about Gotti’s hit men but then only really discusses Gotti’s story. Not what I expected.

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  • Rae Popp
  • 09-08-21

Very informative & entertaining if you're into it!

I truly enjoyed this read/listen. The pace was perfect, the tone portrayed the information and set the backdrop for each piece of the overall picture. Informative and entertaining!

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  • Ryan Macklin
  • 09-12-20

Exceptional

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