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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,007 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780060842079
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Vinnie Callabrese toils in the mean world of a Mafia hood, violently enforcing his loan-shark boss's debt collections, but he lives in the world of the movies, one where he can tie a bow tie like Cary Grant and speak with the voice of Tyrone Power.

Vinnie is smart, too, and he finds a way to turn his dream world into reality. Arriving on the West Coast with a new identity and some ill-gotten gains, Vinnie discovers that his sociopathic nature is just the ticket for handling the intrigues of tinseltown. He employs his old techniques of deceit, coercion, sexual conquest -- even murder -- to carve out a place at the top of the film industry.

But Vinnie's old neighborhood friends have excellent memories and a long reach, and soon his fast-track career is facing derailment -- or even worse, a new driver at the controls.

Performed by Tony Roberts

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast moving and sexy, as any rip-roaring LA novel should be. LA Times is a first-class example of the impossible-to-put-down bestseller.”

    James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A wild ride and an explosive ending…Abundant suspense…A propulsive thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “One unexpected twist, loop, and climax after another.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Slavick | 1/3/2014

    " This one was similar to Get Shorty in storyline. It was an entertaining read with some good characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bradley | 11/24/2013

    " Not his greatest so far. Very thin plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy DeMoville | 11/23/2013

    " good.... library book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip Cook | 10/13/2013

    " Not bad. It was a little tough to follow the timeline, when I thought a few months had past I found out it had been closer to three years. I am guessing this is one of Wood's earlier books based on the writing style, but it is worth the read if you like his other series's. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Schore | 9/25/2013

    " The characters and the storyline of this book are completely preposterous. I dont know how this book was published or what type of person would give this book more than 3 stars. That said, to each their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 9/9/2013

    " FAST MOVING,SHORT CHAPTERS,LARGE PRINT AND A THRILLING ENDING,KEPT MY INTEREST "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 8/29/2013

    " The story line plays out in an implausible manner but the writing style is good and it's a fast-paced, easy read. Would recommend it to anyone interested in the genre of the book or anyone that enjoys thrillers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/16/2013

    " Read this book in 3 hours. Non-stop action, sex, crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran Wagner | 7/11/2013

    " First read this book when it was published in the early 90s. Mafia meets Hollywood. Not overly intellectual but a very easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette Booker | 6/25/2013

    " This was the first Stuart Woods book I read and it was so good I have been hooked by this author ever since! Great plot and new insight into the world of Hollywood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 6/4/2013

    " Very good for a quick summer read. I couldn't put this one down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris Britton | 12/24/2012

    " Thrilling mob story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny Mckeague | 5/19/2012

    " This book was very disappointing, a total waste of time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ehlehna | 10/10/2011

    " Pretty goood story but the ending was rushed and disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 7/29/2011

    " Story of a NY mobster who becomes a popular Hollywood movie producer. In this book there were no likeable characters. Every character was sociopathic or evil. Many of Stuart Woods' novels have moments that are not very believable. This one had many. This book was the Sopranos before the Sopranos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip | 5/17/2011

    " Not bad. It was a little tough to follow the timeline, when I thought a few months had past I found out it had been closer to three years. I am guessing this is one of Wood's earlier books based on the writing style, but it is worth the read if you like his other series's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 3/1/2011

    " The story line plays out in an implausible manner but the writing style is good and it's a fast-paced, easy read. Would recommend it to anyone interested in the genre of the book or anyone that enjoys thrillers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 7/9/2009

    " Story of a NY mobster who becomes a popular Hollywood movie producer. In this book there were no likeable characters. Every character was sociopathic or evil. Many of Stuart Woods' novels have moments that are not very believable. This one had many. This book was the Sopranos before the Sopranos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/23/2009

    " Read this book in 3 hours. Non-stop action, sex, crime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 8/23/2008

    " This was the first Stuart Woods book I read and it was so good I have been hooked by this author ever since! Great plot and new insight into the world of Hollywood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bradley | 8/21/2008

    " Not his greatest so far. Very thin plot. "

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About the Author
Author Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods is a New York Times bestselling author. His first novel, Chiefs, the first of the Will Lee novels, won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was made into a television miniseries starring Charlton Heston. His other works include the Stone Barrington novels, the Holly Barker novels, the Ed Eagle novels, and a number of standalone works. He has had more than thirty straight New York Times bestsellers on the hardcover list. He was born in Manchester, Georgia, and earned his BA in sociology at the University of Georgia. Aside from being an accomplished novelist, he is also an avid sailor and has sailed in many prestigious races, including the Observer Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) and the Fastnet Race. He wrote an account of his OSTAR race experiences in a memoir called Blue Water, Green Skipper, which was published in 1977.

About the Narrator

Tony Roberts is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has had roles in numerous films, many by Woody Allen, as well as his starring roles on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace; Promises, Promises; and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.