American Gangster and Other Tales of New York

  • by Mark Jacobson
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in over a million dollars a day. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States, and, before being sentenced to 70 years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City. In American Gangster, Mark Jacobson's captivating account of the life of Frank Lucas joins other tales of New York City from the past 30 years. The collection features a number of Jacobson's most famous essays, as well as previously unpublished works and more recent articles. Together, they create a vibrant, many-layered portrait of the most fascinating city in the world, by one of the most acclaimed journalists of our time.

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Not a Frank lucas biography

Maybe this should be retitled '45 mins about Frank lucas and 9hrs15 mins of random selections of uninteresting stories taken from the authors articles in the NEW YORK MAGAZINE'

A promising start but as soon as the subject changes from 'American Gangster' Frank lucas, then my interest dropped totally.
This only gets two stars for the quality of the narrator, otherwise it would have been one.
Maybe of some interest to ex pats.
But limited use to others, and none whatsoever to those looking for either a Frank Lucas bio or audiobook of the film.
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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.