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3.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joaquin “Jack” Garcia Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781400178728
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At six-foot-four-inches and 375 pounds, Jack Garcia looked the part of a mobster, and he played his part so perfectly that his Mafia bosses never suspected he was an undercover agent for the FBI. "Big Jack Falcone," as he was known inside La Cosa Nostra, learned all the inside dirt about the Gambino organized crime syndicate and its illegal activities-from extortion and loan-sharking to assault and murder. The result was a string of busts and a quarter-million-dollar contract put out on his life. Making Jack Falcone tells the incredible true story of Garcia's audacious attempt to become only the second agent (after "Donnie Brasco") to become a made man in the Mafia. Readers will join Garcia as he attends "Mob School," an intensive course of study designed to teach him everything he needs to know about the Mafia, its operations, and its attitudes. An unprecedented glimpse into the inner workings of the FBI, the book also pulls no punches as Garcia reveals how sometimes the agency ran smoothly and criminals were collared according to plan, while other times tempers flared over the progess of cases. A fascinating inside look at the struggle between law enforcement and organized crime, Making Jack Falcone sheds new light on two organizational cultures that continue to exert an unparalleled grip on the American popular imagination. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 9/27/2010

    " Interesting but by now very familiar story of undercover FBI agent infiltrating the mafia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy | 4/16/2010

    " I read this book after reading donnie brasco. Was an ok read but no where near as good a DB. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy | 1/9/2010

    " Jack Falcone is Jack Garcia. Interesting story told as Jack is accepted into the Mafia family and his role in the FBI. Language is rough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 12/28/2009

    " Interesting view into structure of mafia and the FBI undercover agents. Not very well written, but subject matter kept me interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bubba | 10/7/2009

    " Excellent true story. Lots of colorful language and mafia-related content. Captivating. Score one for the good guys! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 6/19/2009

    " A decent exploration into the world of an undercover FBI agent, who among other investigations cracked the Gambino mob family. Interesting, but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 6/15/2009

    " Interesting to hear how he gained the trust and became part of the mafia family. It tells how the Mafia family works and live and how he brought down the family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 3/16/2009

    " I thought it was an interesting book but was hoping for more details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 1/18/2009

    " Pretty interesting book, with an insight into the Mafia (crazy stuff) and the FBI (glad to see that beaurocratic BS extends to the ranks of everything in government: hoo rah.). "

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About the Author

Jack Garcia spent a total of twenty-six years as a special agent for the FBI. He has received awards from the United States Attorney’s offices in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Miami, as well as the FBI’s Director’s Award for Investigative Excellence and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.