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Author: Mario Puzo Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mafia Trilogy Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375417375
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To Don Raymonde Aprile's children he was a loyal family member, their father's adopted "nephew.” To the FBI he was a man who would rather ride his horses than do Mob business. No one knew why Aprile, the last great American Don, had adopted Astorre Viola many years before in Sicily; no one suspected how he had carefully trained him . . . and how, while the Don's children claimed respectable careers in America, Astorre Viola waited for his time to come.

Now his time has arrived. The Don is dead, his murder one bloody act in a drama of ambition and deceit--from the deadly compromises made by an FBI agent to the greed of two crooked NYPD detectives and the frightening plans of a South American mob kingpin. In a collision of enemies and lovers, betrayers and loyal soldiers, Astorre Viola will claim his destiny. Because after all these years, this moment is in his blood. . . . Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • [A] deft and passionate last novel by the Balzac of the Mafia. Time
  • A SPLENDID PIECE OF CRIME FICTION . . . A FITTING CAP TO A TREMENDOUS CAREER . . . Through it all, Puzo keeps the heat on and keeps the reader enthralled with his characters and his story. The Denver Post
  • “More tasty twists than a plate of fusilli…Cunning entanglements with an FBI gangbanger, crooked cops, and strong women sauce up this deft and passionate last novel by the Balzac of the Mafia.”


  • “Puzo suffuses the novel with many of the ingredients his readers crave, tantalizingly documenting the lavish lifestyles and sexual exploits of his hot-blooded characters.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Fascinating pop entertainment…Puzo doesn’t disappoint, in the tangled tale of the legacy bequeathed by venerable Don Raymonde Aprile…The surprises keep coming as the body count increases…Nobody did it better.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[An] operatic thriller, his most absorbing since The Sicilian…The novel is unpredictable and bracing, but its greatest strength is Puzo’s voice, ripe with age and wisdom…This is pulp raised to art and a worthy memorial to the author, who one last time makes the readers an offer they can’t refuse.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Essentail reading for fans of HBO’s Sopranos series…On many a beach or poolside this summer readers will run the risk of sunburn because Omerta will have grabbed their imaginations.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • Omerta is great fun to read…Full of action and invention, written in the high earnestness and wicked playfulness of Puzo’s best style.”

    Trenton Times

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About the Author

Mario Puzo (1920–1999) was born in “Hell’s Kitchen” on Manhattan’s West Side, New York City. Following military service in World War II, he attended New York’s New School for Social Research and Columbia University. In addition to his best-known novel, The Godfather, and other books, he wrote several screenplays including Superman and all three Godfather movies, for which he received two Academy Awards.

About the Narrator

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.