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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (150 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howie Carr Narrator: Keith Szarabajka Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger comes the story of Johnny Martorano, whom the FBI called the most feared man in the underworld.

Martin Scorcese's The Departed barely touched his story, but radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist, Howie Carr, takes us into the heart of the life of Johnny Martorano. For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to 20 murders for which Johnny would serve only 12 years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey and at the flamboyant city of Boston which they so ruthlessly ruled. But most of all, Carr depicts Johnny - the most fascinating crime figure Carr has ever encountered. A plethora of paradoxes, he was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful - as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was in the end...a hitman.

After graduating from high school, John Martorano turned down seven football scholarships and instead stayed in Boston.  Hanging out in the notorious Combat Zone, he fell under the guidance of Stephen Flemmi--high ranking Winter Hill mobster and close associate of James Whitey Bulger--and by the age of 25, Martorano was a professional killer.  He became one of the Winter Hill Gang's most prolific--and feared--enforcers.  This is the gripping true-life story of Martorano's years killing for the Winter Hill Gang, told in Carr's arresting inimitable style.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John De sousa | 12/20/2013

    " A much better book than I expected, since I'm not a big Howie Carr fan. It will be interesting to see what Johnny's role in Whitey's upcoming trial will be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard Stephens | 12/5/2013

    " Unbelievable! This book is proof that real life can be crazier than fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 12/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to keep all the "characters" straight but once I just realized it would be nearly impossible, it was much easier to get through. Highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynda | 11/23/2013

    " The first half was a little boring because there were so many unfamiliar names to keep track of. The second half, which zeroes in on Whitey and Stevie was much more interesting. I think this book would appeal to mob story afficionadoes and Bostonians. "

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About the Author

Howie Carr is an award-winning front-page columnist for the Boston Herald and the host of The Howie Carr Show, a popular New England drive-time talk radio program. Known for his scathing exposés of local politicians, he is regularly featured on NBC’s Today, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and CNN. In 1985 he won a National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize. He has been nominated for an Emmy. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.