• The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia

  • Corn Sugar and Blood
  • By: Rick Porrello
  • Narrated by: Keith Spillett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)

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The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia

By: Rick Porrello
Narrated by: Keith Spillett
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Publisher's Summary

FBI Witness Rick Porrello writes about the important connection with mega-mobsters Charles Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky, the Cleveland mob's move to Las Vegas, and the first top-level national meeting of the Sicilian-American Mafia.

©1995 Rick Porrello (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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A 5 star mob book

As far as the mafia genre goes, this was excellent. I have read/listened to hundreds of mafia books. This was the first time it was specifically on the Cleveland mob. So that was a nice change as most mob books are just recycled information from other mob books. While I knew some of the facts as they had been very briefly referred to in other books I have read of listened to, the far majority of this book was new information for me. Keith Spillett did an excellent job.

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Fascinating!

I had no idea that the mob was so prevalent in Cleveland. What a great read!

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ok

it's okay I will be there in about 10 minutes ago but it might be there in about 10 to get a chance

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Almost entirely about prohibition era

I thought this book would be a history of the Cleveland mafia but it's almost entirely about the author's family during the prohibition era. There's about half an hour at the end where he touches on more modern topics. The whole "bomb city" thing sounded interesting but the surface was barely scratched. I'd be very upset if I bought this full price or wasted a credit on it.

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a book worth a listen

Raised on the west coast with no family from Ohio I had no knowledge of the Cleveland mafia. Well written history of the Cleveland crime scene. Interesting story of all the families and the push for control.

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Needs a movie

There’s more to the story, i need a part two to this piece of history

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Great book!

Growing up in the 70’s and personally knowing people in this book it was so interesting. I remember all the news and camera people constantly coming around my friends. (Kids of the main guys) It was so crazy. I remember hanging out at lil Ang’s now lockkeepers restaurant while the men would have meetings and we would be up stairs hanging out. Crazy times.

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Disappointing narration

One would expect that the narrator would learn the correct pronunciation of Italian names, but it didn’t happen in this case. It’s disappointing and a bit frustrating unfortunately.