From the Mob to the Movies: How I Escaped the Mafia and Landed in Hollywood Audiobook, by Richie Salerno Play Audiobook Sample

From the Mob to the Movies: How I Escaped the Mafia and Landed in Hollywood Audiobook

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Read By: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781664441736

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Longest Chapter Length:

20:30 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

10:30 minutes

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Publisher Description

The public knows him as the character Tony Darvo in the movie Midnight Run, but Richie Salerno was born into the world of the Brooklyn Mafia during the heyday of the New York mob, and for a time it looked like he would get caught up in a life of crime. After all, some of the most notorious figures in the gangster world he knew as uncles, aunts, cousins, and family friends.

During a stint in prison for theft, Richie turned his life around using the tailoring skills he learned from his father and butchering abilities he picked up from his father-in-law to ingratiate himself with the warden and guards, which got him through 120 months without a scratch.

As luck would have it, after his release he scored an audition for the film Serpico directed by Sidney Lumet, best known for 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon. That audition turned into a career of long standing as a character actor in major Hollywood films.

Now, Richie has written a memoir of his journey from the mean streets of Brooklyn as a child of the mob to the silver screen.

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“Richie Salerno has an amazing story to tell…taking readers from the streets of Brooklyn to Hollywood. Truly a must read.”

— Dennis N. Griffin, author of A ‘Family’ Business 

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About Richie Salerno

Richie Salerno retired from acting after a long career in films as a character actor, and moved back to New York City. There he reunited with his ex-wife, Geri. They live in Manhattan. Both enjoy reading and spending time with the grandkids.

About Richard Ferrone

Richard Ferrone recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He won the prestigious Audie Award and was a finalist for four Audie Awards, including for Best Solo Male Narrator. He was named an AudioFile "Voice of the Last Century" and a "Rising and Shining Star."  He earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards, including being named the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.