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Blood Covenant

By: Michael Franzese
Narrated by: Michael Franzese
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A sworn member of the Colombo crime family in New York City, Michael Franzese was considered the biggest moneymaker in the mob since Al Capone. At age 35, he was number 18 on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 most wealthy and powerful Mafia bosses in America. But then he did the unthinkable. He quit the mob.

Franzese met Camille Garcia, who turned his world upside down with her innocent beauty. He fell in love with her, married her, and began a new life that didn't include the Mafia.

Nobody of Franzese's rank ever just walked away from the mob and lived to tell about it. But Franzese has somehow managed to avoid the grave after he turned his back on the past. But what made him leave the lavish lifestyle of the Mafia? And how has he escaped what should have been sure death after he quit the mob?

Now, in one of the most fascinating books ever written about today's Mafia, Michael Franzese reveals the answers to the many mysteries surrounding his incredible life. Walk the streets with him and find out how and why he has done what no one else managed to do - and live. Journey with him through a life defined by two blood covenants. The first bound him to the mob. The second set him free.

©2003 Michael Franzese (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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interesting book

I enjoyed it. the point of the book is to learn from ones way of life, and learn there is way more to life than just the get rich quick scheme most people try and do

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Amazing

What made the experience of listening to Blood Covenant the most enjoyable?

Micheal's story is unreal. As a mob history buff his story is by far my favorite. Its not the typical mob story filled with murders. Its more of the story of someone who became the biggest earner for la cosa nostra then walked away without becoming a rat. He gets into how his faith helped him in his path to walk away, that might be a turn off for the none religious types (I'm by no means a big religious person) but don't let that turn you away. It truly is an unbelievable story. I listened to it many times over and I really cant say enough about how good the story is. If you are a mob fan, you need this book.

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Powerful beautiful story of God's Grace

I loved listening to Michael tell his story. Hearing his story in his voice with his own words was so impactful. The details he gave made me feel like I was there. I've always been fascinated with the mob and now I feel like I have a good friend who was once a mobster and is now a brother in Christ. I love this book! I only wish it was longer!

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God Bless Mr. Franzese (Jr.)

What did you love best about Blood Covenant?

I admire his courrage. It takes real cojones to go through what he went through and come out strong. This is what love does, all for his family. I am against drugs, anything ilegal and all that has to do with the mafia. It is a very dangerous life that one should never step into it. I'm very happy to see that he came out of it alive. I loved his book and his honesty. God is looking over you Mr. Franzese. Thank you for getting out of that life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

His wife for believing in him and giving him so much support to get out of the life. That is real love!

What does Michael Franzese bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

OMG, so much! There were moments when tears came out of my eyes because of his struggle of trying to get out of the life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When his father went back to jail.

Any additional comments?

This book really moved me, mainly because of his courrage of getting out of that awful life.

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Excellent. book about LCN

I've read about 10 to 15 books about the Mafia. This book is one if my favorites along with Mafia Prince, Donnie Brasco, and the Godfather.

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not as expected

story was a very in-depth as I'd like. different kind of story. didn't like the fact of his future wife being barely out of high school and him and his 30s. he talked about buying his young wife teddy bears and presents to make her feel better and it just resonated as a child to me. couple times he has said she was a child just that part is weird to me. shows not all Mobsters are violent and killers.

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Great Story!

A great mobster story in which Franzese describes his life in rich detail about La Cosa Nostra.

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Truth of Gods hand !

Michaels book is a great example on how God orchestrates our lives to prepare us for what he has in-store for us. Unfortunately most do not to see it before hitting the empty bottom. Thanks to Michael for sharing his incredible story ! Blessings !!

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Love!

I am such a great fan of Michael… he is a light and I was so excited to read this book! Thank you for sharing the story with us Michael! A great read!

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A Pretty Good Book

Very little detail about mob life. A good father/son and redemption book though. He did a great job reading his own book btw. I wish him and his family the best. A good listen.

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  • 02-04-21

Fantastic a must !

Real good listen and a fantastic story would highly recommend to anyone looking for true crime story

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  • Charlie
  • 06-20-22

Amazing book

This is a fantastic book. Amazingly well written. well read. I recommend this to everyone, whether you're interested in "the mob", sports, music, religion, life, or simply one man's incredibly interesting story, this book is sure to make it into your favourites list, just as it has mine.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-20-21

Interesting story

Interesting story of redemption and how Mafia corrupts even the closest people to you. Very well read by the original author. If you like La Cosa Nostra stories you should give this one a try.

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  • Matheo Galatis
  • 02-27-21

Enjoyable listen of a real life story

Well written and well dictated by the author. Got the feeling of the author transmitted through the words.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-16-21

Fascinating Story ,

fascinating read , even more interesting in that the author narrates the story.
acknowledges mistakes and gives a seemingly honest account.

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  • Gemma Nixon
  • 04-30-20

honest and eye opening

I wish him and his family all the happiness in the world, he has done many wrongs but is putting them right.

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  • Kayleigh
  • 04-22-20

Great testimony

God's grace and love are unstoppable, this is seen in Michael's life!!! although I am sure Michael has much more he could say about life in the Mob, the insight is fascinating! good read ... finished in a day!

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  • MR WILLIAM PRAGNELL
  • 08-17-19

ok if you believe everything he says?

must have been the first Mafia Don boy scout.
for sutch a violent organisation Franzese says he didn't do any violence or murder any one.


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  • Filippo
  • 02-04-18

There Are No Limits To God's Grace.

Do you know what I really love about this audio book? Its central theme. What is its central theme? The power of God's Grace! It reminds me that there are no limits to what God's Grace can do in a person's life. Here is the story of a New York Mafia boss who ends up rejecting the life of La Cosa Nostra, and embracing the life as a Christian believer. That's amazing! Listen! I'm not even going to tell you what happens. Buy the audio book and listen to it yourself. Arrivederci.

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  • Dean Grutteria
  • 11-23-22

Outstanding

Absolutely outstanding I loved every minute of it. A terrific story from a very inspiring man

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-21

great interesting listen !

well chaptered listen enabling breaks inbetween and I love how the author tells his story of walking the fine line between good and evil.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-19

Bloody Brilliant

The ending of chapter three was intense. Loved this i only got an audible account for this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-20-19

Excellent

I’ve been a fan of Michael since he appeared in the tv miniseries Inside the American Mafia detailing his rise and fall with the mob. Captivating story teller and does a great job narrating. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has an interest in la cosa nostra and the American mafia at a time where they were at the height of organised crime.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-06-18

Fantastic

Michael Franzese narrates very well and is a great writer. I found it a great book for how to get the most out of your life despite previous ills.

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  • Jack Cox
  • 09-24-15

Entertaining

It's what he doesn't say that is the real story! Reading between lies and piecing it all together it was makes this tale truly fascinating.