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eBook The Good Rat: A True Story ePub

by Richard M. Davidson,Jimmy Breslin

  • ISBN: 1602833761
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Richard M. Davidson,Jimmy Breslin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America; Unabridged edition (January 15, 2008)
  • ePub book: 1680 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1796 kb
  • Other: txt lit docx lrf
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 442

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The Good Rat tells us about the corkscrew workings of the criminal mind where Dostoevsky’s Crime and . There are several of those gems. Breslin thoroughly skewers NYPD for issuing badges to Caracappa and Eppolito.

The Good Rat tells us about the corkscrew workings of the criminal mind where Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment left off. (Nicholas Pileggi, New York Times bestselling author of Wiseguy). entertaining, insightful and 100% Grade-A Breslin. The former had a youthful burglary conviction, the latter's uncle was the Mafiosi "Jimmy the Clam"). Going further afield, Breslin informs us that when John Gotti plotted his takeover the Gambino clan, "he wanted to move the Boss, Paul Castellano, into a new home-a funeral parlor".

Jimmy Breslin (Author), Richard Davidson (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). Another possible annoyance is the Gonzo journalism that permeates the book. Breslin weaves himself into the story, sometimes not smoothly

Jimmy Breslin (Author), Richard Davidson (Narrator), Inc. Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Breslin weaves himself into the story, sometimes not smoothly. Unique, fitting, and enjoyable.

Richard M. Davidson (Narrator). My first Breslin book

Richard M. Richard Mover (Narrator). Kaipo Schwab (Narrator). My first Breslin book. A punchy, true-life story about two NYPD cops who worked as contract killers for the Mob, and the old-school career criminal who takes the stand against them (the titular "Good Rat". Lots of guys named "Joey-the-this" and "Frankie-the-that" if you're into that sort of thing.

Find books Through these unforgettable real-life and long-forgotten Mafia stories, Jimmy Breslin captures the moments i. .

Through these unforgettable real-life and long-forgotten Mafia stories, Jimmy Breslin captures the moments in which the mob was made and broken.

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The Good Rat: A True Story.

Richard Davidson has just the gravelly tough-guy voice to bring Breslin's Mafia story to life. The plot also suffers from too much jumping around.

On the Sunday in 1985 that John Gotti started his famous swagger through the city and onto every TV screen in America, the New York Daily News sold . million papers. million papers nd headlines and suits and ties and haircuts and murders, after all of it, Gotti is dead. He doesn’t sell forty papers. The News on Sunday now has a circulation of 770,000 and falling

THE GOOD RAT is a classic mob book Jimmy Breslin is a New York original. I was thrilled to find he had a new book out. I have been reading Breslin for years and this easily ranks alongside his very best

THE GOOD RAT is a classic mob book. It is a fascinating and compelling read made even better by one of America's greatest writers working his craft at the top of his game. Breslin does not just write sentences -- he chisels them as if working in stone. Most writers just get the words down, but Breslin works the words until they are sharp and precise and paint clear pictures. Jimmy Breslin is a New York original. I have been reading Breslin for years and this easily ranks alongside his very best. Gritty tales of crime and corruption told in full technicolor as only he can.

Jimmy Breslin can sniff out a story like he can sniff out a rat. Here, he tells a lifetime of anecdotes in his inimitable New York voice, giving us a view through the keyhole of the people and places that define the Mafiacharacters like Sammy the Bull, the original snitch and Gaspipe Casso, named for his weapon of choice; and hangouts like Pep McGuires, the legendary watering hole where reporters and gangsters (all hailing from the same working class neighborhoods) rubbed elbows and traded stories. But best of all, Breslin captures the moments in which the Mafia was made and brokenBreslin was there the night John Gotti celebrated his acquittal, having bribed his way to innocence. In The Good Rat, Breslin brings together the most recent, most memorable, and the long forgotten stories to create a sharp eyed portrait of the mob as it lived and breathed; as it sounded and survived.

Comments

Dodo Dodo
This is one of the more difficult books to judge. I've read the Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight as a teen and loved it. But I am not acquainted with most of his other works. Given that background, the story is good overall. Non-Breslin readers may find the (over)use of court transcriptions as... errr... lazy. It's made worse by Breslin's pawning off his uses with some sort of preface that no one but the testifiers could tell it better. The gladhanding and fawning all around may make him seem to appear without a moral compass, but this is a man on a mission and understands the worlds, boundaries and dangers he writes about. There's a reason he lived to tell such tales. But there's also an honesty beneath it all.
Another possible annoyance is the Gonzo journalism that permeates the book. Breslin weaves himself into the story, sometimes not smoothly.
I will credit him with his character depictions and writing style. Unique, fitting, and enjoyable.
ME ME
"The Good Rat" is an entertaining and fast reading story of the New York Mafia. GR mainly revolves around one Burton Kaplan, a connected guy from Bensonhurst. That is an honorable Brooklyn neighborhood. Facing hard time, Kaplan rats out two of the most heinous bad guys we may ever read about. They would be Louis Eppolito and Steven Caracappa, two New York cops in the pocket of the Mafia. These quiffs took part in 8 gangland killings. How easy it must have been for these cowards with badges to lure victims to their demises. Author Jimmy Breslin, who has spent his writing life among and about tough guys, has no use for these two losers. Eppolito, we are informed, "had the shoulders of a goat". That is one of the one liners at which this author excels. There are several of those gems. Breslin thoroughly skewers NYPD for issuing badges to Caracappa and Eppolito. (The former had a youthful burglary conviction, the latter's uncle was the Mafiosi "Jimmy the Clam"). Going further afield, Breslin informs us that when John Gotti plotted his takeover the Gambino clan, "he wanted to move the Boss, Paul Castellano, into a new home-a funeral parlor". He did exactly that on December 16, 1985 in a spectacular public rubout at the height of the evening rush hour. And Breslin describes Federal prosecutor Diane Giacalone as a "soft flower and a bundle of steel wiring". She hailed from Gotti's Ozone Park turf. That is in Queens. Ms. Giacalone lost her conviction of Gotti to a crooked juror who caused a hung decision. Incredibly, Ms. Giacalone's boss-one Andrew Maloney- knew of the jury rat and did nothing! JB also portrays the mob's stranglehold on snow removal at JFK airport. "The Good Rat' will be a good, hard cynical read. It will assuredly not increase one's respect for local law enforcement in New York City. How many bad apples are out there as prosecutors or cops? How thin is that line twixt law enforcement and law breaking? Cynics will have a field day here! The only possible weakness in GR is how it will be received the further one lives from NYC. As President Nixon would have asked: "How will it play in Peoria"? Solely on that issue, this reviewer deducted a star from the rating above. Other reviewers have criticized the length of transcripts from the Kaplan trial. This reader believes they are not mere filler, but very much a key part of a fascinating story. There is a long tradition of good, solid New York cop/Mafia tales but the "Good Rat" can stand with any-and at hardcover prices no less.
Snowseeker Snowseeker
The author writes a great book and seems to capture the moment perfectly in describing some of the worst of the worst criminals and their eventual downfall. I really like the author's tongue in cheek style of writing and I highly recommend this book to all.
Naktilar Naktilar
Breslin writes with a sure hand in this one. His voices are true and mundane and colorful. You know these people.
Raelin Raelin
This is the most convoluted mess that I have ever tried to read. Save your time and money. There's other books available on the same subject that is more factual and in an orderly manner.
Obong Obong
Knows how to let his characters tell their story. His style is that of a newspaper man; punchy. Distracted some on the punctuation, hard to follow in some parts where his subject jumped back and forth in their timeline. That's his style, and his observations and characterization make his characters breathe and their pulse quicken. Worth the cost -- in print as well as digital.
Iell Iell
This is an interesting story told by a master storyteller. A must for anyone who likes to read about organized crime.
Breslin's style of writing is refreshing and this is an enjoyable book.