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4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Blum Narrator: Jerry Orbach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1993 ISBN: 9780743547543
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In the bestselling tradition of Wiseguy and Boss of Bosses -- the inside story of the fall of the "Teflon Don"

The team: A handpicked squad of FBI agents -- led by a war hero determined to get the job done. The target: John Gotti, the seemingly invincible head of the richest and most powerful crime of modern-day Untouchables, the FBI's C-16 Organized Crime squad, who finally ended the cocky crime lord's reign of terror.

Drawing on unprecedented access to FBI records and agents, bestselling author and prize-winning journalist Howard Blum tells the riveting and suspenseful story behind the headlines. Here is the deadly game of cat and mouse that pitted Gotti, his ruthless henchmen and his elusive law-enforcement mole against the Bureau.

It is a tale of courage, murder and betrayal. From Mafia backrooms to FBI squad rooms, from the high-tech electronic invasion of Gotti's headquarters to the desperate effort to expose the mole, Gangland is more shocking than fiction -- an instant Mafia classic. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Thrilling…A Hollywood movie…And this is the best part—this book is true.” 

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “A blockbuster, this suspenseful and superbly written expose by former New York Times reporter Blum will surely hit the headlines.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A compelling narrative that will keep readers turning pages to the satisfying conclusion. For all true crime collections.”  

    Library Journal

  • “Investigative reporter Howard Blum tells how an elite FBI squad brought mobster John Gotti to justice after six years of pursuit. Actor Jerry Orbach had developed an outstanding career playing the quintessential cop, and his talent adds greatly to the recording.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 4/7/2010

    " This was a fabulous read. I highly suggest taking the time to get caught up in this true story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 3/12/2009

    " I so want this story to be true. Whenever I see a story on Discovery or History Channel with searches for the Biblical Truth of where is Mt Aratat or Mt Sinai or the Ark or whatever, i also include this fascinating tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 12/8/2008

    " Oh my goodness, this was such and amazing book. It was something almost like one of Clive Cussler's books, but a true story. I highly recommend it. It's full of adventure and espionage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 10/30/2008

    " Do you really want to know how the jews could have escaped from Egypt without the parting of the Red Sea? This book offers one possible explanation as well as some surprising twists and turns-a serious page turner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/26/2008

    " What you get when you apply modern historical research, plus some shoe leather, to the Old Testament. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/1/2008

    " Indiana Jones type of book that is true and really exciting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/9/2008

    " non fiction about a man's search for the spot where Moses recieved the 10 commandments. Very interesting. After reading the book watch "Exodus Decoded" produced by the history channel. so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avi | 1/27/2008

    " An 8.5 on a scale of 1-10. The story line is amazing. I would have liked to see more details in certain areas of the book, but Blum chose a great story and tied together the plots brilliantly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 12/25/2007

    " Living in Saudi Arabia currently, I was interested to hear this author's comments about his experience in the country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/6/2007

    " more people should read this. it's the perfect adventure. "

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About the Author
Author Howard Blum

Howard Blum started his career as a reporter for the New York Times. While he still writes nonfiction, he is more focused on writing books that are driven by characters and sustained narrative. He lives in Connecticut with his family.