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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tonino Benacquista Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2013 ISBN: 9781101619841
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The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward to meeting other teenagers at the local lycée. Or so it seems.

In fact, Fred is really Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-goodfella turned stool pigeon who’s been relocated from New Jersey to France by the FBI’s witness protection program. He’s got a two-million-dollar bounty on his head, but he and his family can’t help attracting attention. And when imprisoned mobster Don Mimino gets wind of their location, it’s Mafia mayhem.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This action-comedy book is all good fun throughout…There are some very funny moments.”


  • “Savagely funny and surprisingly touching.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A queasily-comic, stylishly-executed romp.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A smart fish-out-of-water conceit…The story thrives on absurdities and coincidence, particularly in [one] virtuoso scene.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Snappy writing and brisk pacing add up to a comic crime novel Elmore Leonard fans would relish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick in July 2013
  • A 2010 CWA International Dagger Finalist
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About the Author

Tonino Benacquista was born in France in 1961 to Italian immigrants. He is the acclaimed author of several novels, including The Thursday Night Club, as well as film scripts and graphic novels. He lives in France.

About the Narrator

Edoardo Ballerini is an actor, narrator, director, and film producer. His screen credits include the feature films Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die, as well as the television series The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and 24. An acclaimed narrator, he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.