The Family Corleone

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ed Falco
Narrator: Bobby Cannavale
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published In: June 2013
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end.
For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation, and his adopted son Tom Hagen is a college student, he worries most about Sonny, his eldest child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny-17 years-old, impatient and reckless-wants something else: To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business.
An exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence, of loyalty and betrayal, The Family Corleone will appeal to the legions of fans who can never get enough of The Godfather, as well as introduce it to a whole new generation.

Reviews (2)

Written by Sean M. on May 17th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely required reading for any Godfather aficionado! Answers all the questions about how Vito Corleone came to have so much power. The narrator is wonderful, brings this to life and make it so enjoyable that I can listen to over and over again.

Written by Jackie Vance on May 9th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent! I wanted the audiobook to keep going. I liked the hearing the development of the characters you don't get by say watching a movie.

Author Details

Author Details

Falco, Ed

Ed Falco is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, short stories, and poetry. His work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, and TriQuarterly. He won the Richard Sullivan Prize in 1995 for Acid and has received many other awards and fellowships, including an NEA Fellowship in fiction, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Short Fiction, and the Mishima Prize. As a playwright, he has won the Hampden-Sydner Playwriting Award and has worked with artists and actors from around the world. Falco lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he is the director of Virginia Tech s MFA program.