The Good Rat: A True Story

Jimmy Breslin, Author, Richard M. Davidson, Narrated by, Richard Mover, Narrated by , read by Richard M. Davidson with Richard Mover and Kaipo Schwab. BBC Audiobooks America $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60283-376-0

Throaty New York dialogue is wonderfully realized by Richard M. Davidson, who leads the way for a small cast of narrators who assume various roles in this powerful Mafia tale. Davidson is so firm and solid in his delivery, he actually becomes the hard-nosed characters in question: Sammy “The Bull” Gravano and Gaspipe Casso. Kaipo Schwab offers a fantastic supporting performance as U.S. Attorney Robert Henoch, while Richard Mover takes on the role of turncoat mob associate Burton Kaplan. Each character is so well developed and believable that listeners will suspect they're listening to actual recordings rather than outstanding performances. Breslin's words are perfectly suited to these fine readers, who make them their own in three stunning performances. Simultaneous release with the Ecco hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 12, 2007). (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 03/31/2008
Release date: 01/01/2008
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