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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 internationally bestselling novel originally published as Malavitanow the major motion picture The Family, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones, directed by Luc Besson, and produced by Martin Scorsese

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 (imagine the Sopranos in Normandy). And when imprisoned mobster Don Mimino gets wind of their location, it’s Mafia mayhem à la Josh Bazell’s Beat the Reaper, or like The Godfather as if written by Carl Hiaasen. Because while you can take the man out of the Mafia, you can’t take the Mafia out of the man.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

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

    Newsday

  • “Savagely funny and surprisingly touching.”

    Guardian (London)

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

    Independent (London)

  • 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, an American writer, director, film producer, and actor, has won many awards for his audiobook narration. Within only a few years after beginning his narrating career, he won several AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work and has since won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. He has narrated two hundred audiobooks, from classics to modern masters, from bestsellers to the inspirational, from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners to spine-tingling series, and much more. In television and film, he is best known for his roles in The Sopranos, 24, I Shot Andy Warhol, Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die. He is also trained in theater and continues to do much work on stage.