The Last Don

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mario Puzo
Narrator: Joe Barrett
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: April 2010
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

The Last Don is Mario Puzo at his finest, thrilling us with his greatest Mafia novel since The Godfather, a masterful saga of the last big American crime family and its powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas.
Domenico Clericuzio, the wise and ruthless don of a mafia empire, is determined to see his heirs established in legitimate society. But this vision is threatened when secrets from the family’s past spark a vicious war between two blood cousins. This is a mesmerizing tale that takes us inside the equally corrupt worlds of the mob, the movie industry, and the casinos, where beautiful actresses and ruthless hit men are ruled by lust and violence, where sleazy producers and greedy studio heads are drunk with power, where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, and where one man controls them all.

Reviews (2)

Written by Sean M. on May 17th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not touching The Godfather at all in terms of plot or character development. Very disappointing.

Written by Kelly Adams on January 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Book is ok. The narrator does a decent job with mafioso dialects, but suffers miserably with others.

Author Details

Author Details

Puzo, Mario

"Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His bestselling novel The Godfather, (1969) was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). In 1978, he published Fools Die, followed by The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1990), and the second installment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller and the highest-rated TV miniseries of 1997.

Mario Puzo also wrote many screenplays, including those for Earthquake, Superman, and all three Godfather movies, for which he received two Academy Awards. He died in July 1999 at his home on Long Island, New York, at the age of seventy-eight."