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Author: Tonino Benacquista Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon 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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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

  • 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.