cover image The Family Corleone

The Family Corleone

Ed Falco, read by Bobby Cannavale. Hachette Audio, 12 CDs, 15 hrs., $29.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-448-3

Based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo, this effort from Falco tells the tale of a young Sonny Corleone and his emergence as a blazing force in the world of organized crime—a world in which his family will forever be entrenched. Bobby Cannavale delivers standout narration in this spirited audio edition that captures all the raw intensity of the Corleone clan. Cannavale’s deep and gritty voice and New York Italian accent are crisp, honest, endlessly intimidating, and perfectly suited to Falco’s prose. The narrator’s Sonny is just as aggressive and quick tempered as James Caan’s in the famous film franchise. This audiobook captures the essence of Puzo’s classic tale and will have listeners doing their best—or worst—Vito Corleone impression at the dinner table. A Grand Central hardcover. (May)