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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (723 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howie Carr Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This fresh account of Massachusetts’s infamous Bulger brothers unveils a stunning criminal alliance, and with its dual biography format, goes deeper than the New York Times bestselling Black Mass. For the first time, journalist Howie Carr reveals the real story behind the infamous Bulgers—two brothers from South Boston who grew up to control a state. With political corruption on one side and deadly force on the other, the Bulgers shared a diabolic and destructive alliance for decades. James “Whitey” Bulger, the “bad” son, blazed a murderous trail to become Boston’s most feared mobster and remains one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. William “Billy” Bulger, the “good” son, wielded the gavel as president of the Massachusetts State Senate and the University of Massachusetts, but was eventually forced from both positions. The parallel stories of these two brothers, rich in anecdote and shocking in their revelations, read like an unholy hybrid of All the King’s Men and The Godfather.

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  • “Listeners might imagine the late Edward R. Murrow telling this fantastic story…Anyone who doesn’t know the details of the Bulgers’ amazing dual saga will find them all spelled out in Michael Prichard’s clean, understated delivery, which makes the whole thing even more incredible.”

    Publishers Weekly Audio Review

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erica | 2/19/2014

    " Interesting subject matter. The infamous Whitey Bulger intruges me. This book was okay, my one complaint was the shifting back and forth through each member of his clan- too many names, etc which made things confusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brianna | 2/14/2014

    " I was SO naive as to just how freaking corrupt Boston politics were (or are?). This was especially interesting that my university president is mentioned, although not directly involved, with the bad guys. The only drawback is there are simply too many people associated with this decade of mess that there was no way I could keep it straight. After a while, it was just one felon or after another, after another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/12/2014

    " Another Book Club selection! Really interesting - didn't know a lot about the Bulgers before - but there were so many names that it was a little hard to follow. Would love to see a follow-up now that Whitey's been found! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristie | 1/25/2014

    " The departed is loosely based on Whitey Bulger. Really interesting history of this gangster and his politician brother. "

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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.