Retail Pak Simon & Schuster 1994
CS ISBN 067188297X $17.00 Two cassettes
Investigative reporter Howard Blum tells how an elite FBI squad brought mobster John Gotti to justice after six years of pursuit. Actor Jerry Orbach had developed an outstanding career playing the quintessential cop, and his talent adds greatly to the recording. His dry "just the facts" reading provides a documentary style, and he occasionally uses Italian accents to distinguish among a large cast of speakers. The abridgment makes the story fast-paced and clipped; at times, shifts between scenes are abrupt. This won't bother those who want a good story while commuting or jogging, but listeners who want to know all of the details will do better to read the book. J.L. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 94]
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