Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0739314416 $44.95 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 0739314424 $54.95 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN $33.47
Listen up "Godfather" fans--here's an audio offering you shouldn't refuse. Thanks to reader Scott Brick, it's almost as exciting as the three Coppola films. A little explanation is necessary. The three films were based on just one book--the original novel by Mario Puzo. The movies covered several periods in the lives of the Corleone family. Now this saga seeks to fill in the gaps between films I and II and then jumps back to Michael Corleone's early life. The current work also gives detail to many events that were passed over quickly by Puzo (now deceased). And there are several new characters, some of whom have strong similarities to real people--like the Shey family (the Kennedys). Scott Brick parlays a whole collection of voices, accents, and brogues into a believable cast of characters fitting of the originals, bringing Fredo, Connie, Michael, and, of course, Sonny back to life. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]
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