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The New York Mafia has been around for decades, and the Giuliani’s have ruled their criminal empire with an iron first. But wait. There’s an upstart waiting in the wings, and the Lombardi’s are about to claw their way in, thanks to the decline of the city’s ruling family.

The prize to be had in the upcoming battle is New York Harbor. The warriors? Francesco Giuliani, the bad-boy son and enforcer of the family, and Jessica Lombardi, her family’s lawyer who has learned the business from her father and brother.

New York, already on alert when two crime bosses are murdered, is now flooded with NYPD and FBI, all chasing after the culprits.

When Francesco and Jessica meet, the sparks fly, but will that be enough to stop the two families from tearing apart not just the city, but their love?

©2018 Eric Reese (P)2018 Eric Reese

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Sins of the Son

The book has a few very unexpected twists that I did not see coming. The narration sounded authentic Italian accent and very clear

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im sorry to say i did not like this story

i like a good accent but this was too much. i couldn't finish the story. sorry again would not even try to re listen to it

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Mafia Noir Novel!

This was my first Frank Lucianus's book, and my first listen to Freddy Moyano. This is also the first book in The Frank Lucianus Mafia Series. This mafia noir novel is intriguing, captivating and suspenseful, with an unpredictable and chocking twist in the end. This isn't an usual romance, but this is a well written mafia story. The narrator has the perfect Italian voice for this story. At first, I was a little worried because of the accent, but Freddy Moyano has a great voice, easy to understand. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Listen!

Sins of the Son by Frank Lucianus pulled me in immediately. I have always been attracted to mafia books, and this one does not disappoint. The book has some very unexpected twists that I did not see coming. The narration by Freddy Moyano sounded authentic Italian accent. He gave the various characters distinguishable voices, so I knew who was speaking. I would definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Daddy Issues

First things first the accent was the best part of this for me. The heart want what it wants not necessarily when you want it. I think this along the lines of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Both author and narrator are new to me but it was well done.

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Good

I enjoyed the story. It was very much the way you think the mob truly behaves. Enjoyable romance though. The narrator had a strong Italian accent and was difficult for me to understand at times but it did make the story realistic.

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Fantastic!

A wonderful mafia story! The author does a great job building this world. The characters are well developed, and the story flows solidly from start to finish! The narration is well done, drawing you farther into the story. I highly recommend this book, if you like The Godfather, or Goodfellas, you will enjoy this!
The only thing I found wrong is the editor missed a couple double takes, but they are few and far between. Easily ignored due to the solid story, keeping your focus.
I have been given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Sins of the Son

Let’s start off with the narration. This definitely takes some getting used to as it is in an Italian accent, but has a something that I have never heard before. There is almost like a tunnel sounding voice when the person is thinking in their head or if a letter is being read in their thoughts. I thought that was an interesting way to do it and it gave a little more to the story.
Now onto the book! The book had a bit of a slow start but if you stick with it, it is definitely worth it to listen all the way to the end. The end has a surprise that you will not want to miss.

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Give it some time!! It'll grow on you!

Generally I start an audiobook review with my brief thoughts of the storyline and then I go into the narration. However, I’m going to start this one with my thoughts on the narration. For the first 20 minutes I was a bit on the fence about proceeding or not. The narrator, Freddy Moyano, is using a heavily Italian accent. I wasn’t really sure if I liked it or not but I’m no quitter… I proceeded. Eventually I was lost in the story and the voice just fit. So, if you enjoy accents and seeing the talent of the narrators than I seriously suggest you give this a try. However, if you’re a person that doesn’t enjoy accents than I’d stay away from this. It’s a heavy one and at times it can be hard to understand but it really fits the storyline!

So the storyline was fantastic! I really have a thing for mafia books and this one was full on unpredictable… and the twists in it! Gahhh!!! I’m not going into the plot because this is a surprising story with characters you’ll either love or love to hate!

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This book grabbed my attention.

This book grabbed my attention. Not the usual love story I read. A good combination of both romance and action. Will Francesco and Jessica's love be enough to stop their families from tearing one another apart? It is for every listener to find out.

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  • 06-15-21

Great listen

Great listen the story takes a little bit to get started but it’s such a great story

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  • Cherdene
  • 03-13-21

Mafia her I come

It's surprising that I've never thought of reading a Mafia book before, to my amazement I have enjoyed every moment, every word. I think I have found my next niche.
This is a new to me author and I must admit it I'm looking forward to see what else he has to offer.
Excellent job with the characters and plot.

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  • jey cee
  • 09-20-19

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The writing was a bit slow at first and there are a lot of characters to keep up with. Overall, I thought it had a pretty good story line. I just have to get use to the narration.

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  • 09-02-19

The Godfather Version of Romeo & Juliet

The dominant New York Mafia family has an upcoming rival family from the old country set on being number one in the city. A turf war breaks out involving the gangs and corrupt officials. Meanwhile there is a love story developing between a member of each of the two families. I found the narrator a little difficult at first but once I got used to him the heavy accent added to the drama and ambiance.

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  • Helen
  • 08-22-19

great book

The New York Mafia has been around for decades, and the Giuliani’s have ruled their criminal empire with an iron first. But wait. There’s an upstart waiting in the wings, and the Lombardi’s are about to claw their way in, thanks to the decline of the city’s ruling family. a bit slow but keep with it

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  • bluepits73
  • 01-24-19

pretty good mafia style book

The writing was a bit slow at first and there are a lot of characters to keep up with. Overall, I thought it had a pretty good story line but I did have to rewind and relisten to some parts. I think this is the kind of book where a second listen would really help me personally absorb the details better. Very traditional Mafia setting throughout.

The narration was consistent but the accent was a bit heavy and it took some getting used to. I personally am indifferent towards if the narrator has an accent or not, but you dont like accents then you won't like this listen. I am not a fan of whatever the narrator is doing to get the echo/tunnel sound for a character's inner dialogue. It was distracting to me to the point to where I couldn't focus on what the character was "thinking" and distorts the narrator's voice too much. I think the narrator using/having an accent that seemed genuinely Italian was a feature that added a level of authenticity to the mafia nature of the book.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.