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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (774 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Pileggi Narrator: Ron Leibman, Fred Neumann, Ken Weitzman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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CASINO

From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy—the #1 bestseller that became Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award–winning film GoodFellas—comes the brilliantly told true story of love, marriage, adultery, murder, and revenge, Mafia-style … the shattering inside account of how the mob finally lost its stranglehold over the neon money-making machine it created: the multibillion-dollar casino gambling industry of Las Vegas.

CASINO

No one knew more about casinos than Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the gambling mastermind who, along with his best friend and partner, Anthony Spilotro, virtually ran Las Vegas for the mob. For years, it was the perfect arrangement—Lefty provided the smarts, while Tony kept the bosses happy with their weekly suitcases filled with millions in skimmed cash. It should have lasted forever, but Lefty’s obsession with running the town—and Tony’s obsession with Lefty’s beautiful showgirl wife, Geri—eventually led to the betrayals and investigations that exploded into one of the greatest debacles in mob history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ The author of Wiseguy… serves up another colorful tale of Mafia misdeeds.

    Library Journal

  • “ [A] true and brilliantly-told story of love, marriage, adultery, murder, revenge, and how it led to the Mafia's finally losing its stranglehold on the Las Vegas casinos. ”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “ With nonfiction page-turners like the kind Pileggi writes, who needs crime fiction? ”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Iridius | 2/18/2014

    " Good from a historical perspective. I knew nothing about Las Vegas history and mob influence before, but more like information from an encyclopedia than an enthralling story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pardis Parto | 2/7/2014

    " In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ashley Hardy | 1/24/2014

    " Interesting account of mobsters that made it big in Vegas, their upbringing and influences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daniel | 1/14/2014

    " Not bad.....many non-fiction novels can be quite boring....this one kept the tempo and did not fail to deliver the goods....in contrast to the slots in Vegas......hahahah "

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