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4.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harold Robbins Narrator: Charles Leggett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781482977141
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Born into a family of modest means and respectability, Danny Fisher was gradually driven downward into the world of crime, racketeering, and poverty. His bitterness, his homesickness over the loss of the house in Brooklyn that was given to him for his eighth birthday, and his feud with his harsh father, pulled him one way; his natural decency and his love for a sweet Italian girl, Nellie Petito, pulled him another. Danny was a boxer—a sensational amateur and potential champion—and he might have gone straight had the fight promoters not tried to exert pressure. Nevertheless, the driving force behind Danny’s actions was always his sustaining love for Nellie. In a story that is realistic and yet compassionate, Harold Robbins reveals what makes the Danny Fishers what they are. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robbin’s books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative drive, and given vitality by his own colorful life.”

    The Wall Street Journal

  • “A lusty, vital tale.”

    New York Times

  • “Robbins grabs the reader and doesn't let go.” 

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 2/20/2014

    " read many years ago read it till book fell apart. Elvis movie Kid Creole taken from book. excellent book am reading it again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janene Zahm | 2/18/2014

    " It was a fascinating and compelling story with an unexpected twist (at least it was for me). I would have never even thought about reading this if my 63 year old mother said it was one of her favorite books when she was my age. It's not my favorite book but it's definitely on the top of my list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 2/14/2014

    " A great old story with lots of ups and downs. Poor Danny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana Kaufman | 2/11/2014

    " Excellent early novel by Harold Robbins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madhur Mirani | 2/5/2014

    " One of my personal favorites .... perhaps Harold Robbins' best book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 2/3/2014

    " Passionate...glorifies struggle for survival...about life in blood and flesh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Harris | 1/22/2014

    " Really enjoyed reading this when I was a teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 1/11/2014

    " Definately his best work. He has a reputation for writing a lot of soft porn type sex scenes, but the storyline of this book was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tory | 12/25/2013

    " I like Harold Robbins... He writes the best trash ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 12/5/2013

    " A wonderful book from a long time ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 12/5/2013

    " I read this book shortly after it first came out which seems like another lifetime away. I loved it but found it very sad. I'm not so sure what I'd think of the book according to my standards today. Might have to give it a reread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juan Pablo | 9/15/2013

    " The tragic story of a kid and his way through life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 5/21/2013

    " I first read this probably thirty years ago. I remember re-reading it several times in the next few years. I wonder how I would like it now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 5/15/2013

    " I read this in '79 when I was 14, but still remembered it's name. Gritty and fun to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marge | 1/16/2013

    " Loved it at age 16 or so; dreadful at age 60! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alethia | 8/7/2012

    " I read this book a long time ago. absolutely great read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alunsina | 6/19/2012

    " All I know about American history, I learned from Harold Robins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri Utter | 5/18/2012

    " This book is my all time favorite lots of action and lots oh happy situations to follow a person from beginning to end its a great selection i love harold robbins books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 5/9/2012

    " Read it as a teenager, and really is a classical classical sexy bestseller. Although my Mom bought this book during her college years, I was hiding it from her, because I was blushing while reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thatsbadshiva | 4/3/2012

    " Read it a long while back, when I started readng. very good story, i remember. Simple writing, though not that simple as to form a style, but easy to read. But a very bitter sweet tale "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. Newman | 3/13/2012

    " This is an excellent story about a young, Depression-era Jewish boxer who must move, with his family from his comfortable home in Brooklyn to NYC's Lower East Side.Trying to survive in a world of violence and anti-semitism, he falls in with the loose women and seedy gangsters of NY's underworld. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia Samuels | 2/10/2012

    " This was a great story of how life has its ups and downs. I could relate to Danny Fisher and enjoyed this book very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Long | 9/29/2011

    " I randomly picked this up. Turned out to be a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sallymariekennedy | 9/29/2011

    " A fast paced page turner with "Catcher in the Rye" undertones. Some may not like the ending but I liked every bit of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Johnson | 5/3/2011

    " Loved this book as a teenager in the early 70s. Very memorable. Would love to read it again. One of Robbins best reads ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 3/1/2011

    " An action packed sexy thriller.. Super Entertainment!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. | 2/1/2011

    " This is an excellent story about a young, Depression-era Jewish boxer who must move, with his family from his comfortable home in Brooklyn to NYC's Lower East Side.Trying to survive in a world of violence and anti-semitism, he falls in with the loose women and seedy gangsters of NY's underworld. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tory | 3/9/2010

    " I like Harold Robbins... He writes the best trash ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sallymariekennedy | 2/23/2010

    " A fast paced page turner with "Catcher in the Rye" undertones. Some may not like the ending but I liked every bit of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thatsbadshiva | 12/10/2009

    " Read it a long while back, when I started readng. very good story, i remember. Simple writing, though not that simple as to form a style, but easy to read. But a very bitter sweet tale "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 11/17/2009

    " read many years ago read it till book fell apart. Elvis movie Kid Creole taken from book. excellent book am reading it again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 10/17/2009

    " Loved this book as a teenager in the early 70s. Very memorable. Would love to read it again. One of Robbins best reads ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/7/2009

    " I randomly picked this up. Turned out to be a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 4/17/2009

    " Another book I read long ago, and picking up a stone yesterday brought it to mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alethia | 12/25/2008

    " I read this book a long time ago. absolutely great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 10/21/2008

    " Definately his best work. He has a reputation for writing a lot of soft porn type sex scenes, but the storyline of this book was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/28/2008

    " I first read this probably thirty years ago. I remember re-reading it several times in the next few years. I wonder how I would like it now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Armand | 8/1/2008

    " My first Harold Robbins novel read in 1973. Story of a down and out jew Danny Fisher who rose from poverty through boxing and dealing with the mob as well. Made into a movie starring Elvis Presley but the book is more exciting than the screenplay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 7/3/2008

    " I read this book shortly after it first came out which seems like another lifetime away. I loved it but found it very sad. I'm not so sure what I'd think of the book according to my standards today. Might have to give it a reread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 12/2/2007

    " Passionate...glorifies struggle for survival...about life in blood and flesh. "

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About the Author
Author Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins (1916–1997) was a bestselling author whose novels about sex, money, and power were scorned by critics but loved by readers. His most notable books include Never Love a Stranger, The Carpetbaggers, and The Betsy. Several of his novels were made into movies, including A Stone for Danny Fisher, which became the film King Creole, starring Elvis Presley.

About the Narrator

Charles Leggett is based in Seattle where he works onstage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Portland Center Stage, The Empty Space, and Book-It Repertory Company, among many others. Charles’ voice work is also featured in the video games Dungeon Siege I and II, and in Hoyle’s Casino Empire.