BN.com Gift Guide

The Last Don

( 36 )

Overview

The last don is Domenico Clericuzio, a ferocious old man who is determined to secure his family's future in an era of legalized gambling, motion picture investments, and the threat of government informers. The Don is close to achieving his vision when secrets buried in his family's past threaten to undermine his plan and spark a war between two blood cousins. Only a two-time Academy Award winner with an insider's knowledge of Hollywood could write such a sizzling and scathing portrait of the movie business and ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Audiobook)
  • All (2) from   
  • New (1) from $0.00   
  • Used (1) from $0.00   
The Last Don

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price
This digital version does not exactly match the physical book displayed here.
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

The last don is Domenico Clericuzio, a ferocious old man who is determined to secure his family's future in an era of legalized gambling, motion picture investments, and the threat of government informers. The Don is close to achieving his vision when secrets buried in his family's past threaten to undermine his plan and spark a war between two blood cousins. Only a two-time Academy Award winner with an insider's knowledge of Hollywood could write such a sizzling and scathing portrait of the movie business and show how a film really gets made. Only a writer who has gambled in the private rooms of the best casinos could reveal the secrets of business in Las Vegas. And only a writer who understands the hearts of thieves could describe Mafia life with such sparkling authenticity.

The last don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless old man whose determination to see his heirs turn legitimate is threatened when war erupts inside the family--and a host of treacherous enemies close in from outside. National ads. HC: Random House. (Fiction--General)

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Twenty-five years after the publication of The Godfather, Puzo returns to the literary landscape that launched his career and led to several wildly successful movies. Don Domenico Clericuzio has managed to outlast competing Mafia families while leading the Clericuzio clan to prominence. Pippi, the Don's nephew, along with son Cross, heads the family's Las Vegas operations, where he seeks to extend the Clericuzio tentacles into such legitimate pursuits as legalized gambling, motion pictures, and the construction industry. When Pippi is murdered, Cross seeks vengeance but finds the trail leading ever closer to home. This long abridgmentfour cassettes instead of the usual twodoes the novel justice by retaining much of Puzo's original material. Joe Montegna's reading is appropriately low-key. Recommended for most popular collections.Mark Annichiarico, "Library Journal"
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441714206
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Pages: 2
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

MARIO PUZO was born in New York and, following military service in WWII, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. He is the author of several books including his best-known novel, The Godfather. He also wrote several screenplays including Superman and all three Godfather movies, for which he received two Academy Awards.

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has narrated books by such authors as Larry McMurtry, Jay McInerney, and Andy McNab.

Biography

Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His bestselling novel The Godfather, (1969) was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). In 1978, he published Fools Die, followed by The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1990), and the second installment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller and the highest-rated TV miniseries of 1997.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

Read More Show Less
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 15, 1920
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York City
    1. Date of Death:
      July 2, 1999
    2. Place of Death:
      Bay Shore, Long Island
    1. Education:
      Attended New York City's New School for Social Research and Columbia University

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 36 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(12)

4 Star

(13)

3 Star

(8)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 36 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Highly recomend

    Story is fast paced and doesn't stall in any chapters. It's another Puzo original/

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 13, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended

    I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I could not put it down. A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    THE WORST TRASH I HAVE EVER READ

    I have been reading (am almost done with) Mario Puzo's The Last Don. A stupider, more inane novel I do not think I have EVER read. Pippi de Lena (pronounced ¿peepee¿ by me; he¿s a real pisser), the Bruglione, Hammer; Athena Aquitaine (sounds like something you¿d use for sunburn or dry eye), the most beautiful and most perfectly formed and intelligent, internationally famous actress with the autistic daughter; Cross (Croccifuxio) de Lena, Peepee¿s incredibly handsome son and sometimes partner in crime, owner of a Las Vegas nightclub and Athena¿s love interest; Falene Fant (or Fart, as I see it), whose black ass (the most beautiful anyone has ever seen) is used as Athena¿s ass¿s double in the movie Messalina; the dentist with the girlfriend who is having sex with her German Shepherd (it¿s such a turn on for him), and, of course, the Don Clericuzio, a doddering old dufus who needs a pipe bomb placed up his rear end (maybe they can hire Falene Fart to do the job). I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 3, 2012

    Not the best, Not the worst

    Initially I choose this book because I am big fan of Mario Puzo. After I started to dig into this novel I was more intrigued page after page. With the twists and turns of a Romance novel combined with the even a more dramatic Mafia atmosphere. From the captivating love scenes of Athena and her troubles, to the fierce killing scenes of Cross and Dante.
    I gave this book three stars because at times it was very slow moving and stagnate. Although it had a lot of action and excitement, it was difficult to get through the long stretches where little was happening.
    Still a good story and a great read but it can never top Mario Puzo's number 1 The Godfather.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Me

    I loved loved this book. It is a great story and worth your time. You will not want to put it down
    Read this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 8, 2008

    The Last Don

    The Last Don written by Mario Puzo ¿ review by Brandon McKay<BR/><BR/><BR/> Domencio Clericuzio is the Last Don, a wise and ruthless old man who is determined to see his heirs established in a legitimate society but whose vision is threatened when secrets from the family¿s past spark a feud between two blood cousins. The Don is the most powerful man of his time and if the Clericuzio Family was the holy church for the many Mafia families scattered over the U.S. then the head of the family, Don Domencio, was the Pope admired not only for his intelligence, but also for his strength. He was a devout catholic: payment for sins in this world, forgiveness in the next. Every debt had to paid, and he was strict in his judgment in this world. He controlled an empire so large and has enough money to the point were he hopes his dream of legitimacy will be brought to reality. But that¿s what dreams are for, to be torn apart. Croccifixo and Dante, the two cousins, both grow up hidden from the life of crime but inevitably, they uncover the secrets of the past.<BR/> The Last Don is a great story that takes readers inside the equally corrupt worlds of the Mafia, the movie industry, and casinos, where beautiful actresses and ruthless hitmen are ruled by lust, and violence. Where sleazy producers, and greedy studio heads are drunk with power, where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, and where one man controls them all¿ <BR/> Murder, extortion, jealousy, and romance, this book is full of it. I love the way Mario Puzo writes his stories; it¿s almost as if he lived the life of the Mob himself. If you read and like this book then you should also read the Godfather series, also by the same author.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    BUY THIS BOOK!

    THIS BOOK IS KILLER. I LOVED EVERY PAGE. I CANT RECOMMEND YOU BUY THIS ENOUGH. EVEN IF YOU DONT LIKE THIS TYPE OF BOOK YOU WILL LOVE THIS IT IS A MUST OWN FOR ANY BOOK LOVER.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2004

    Last Don

    This was a very good book.Many years ago i read the masterful 'the goodfather'.a few years ago i also included,'the family',wich was not as good as this book.I plan on reading all of his books.The world lost a wonderful story teller in Mario Puzo.I gave the book only four stars because it was a bit dragged out at some spots...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    Another Puzo Masterpiece!

    The book is long, but you will forget the length when you are sucked into the story. From West Coast to East Coast, this book is enthralling.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2004

    Last Don

    I had read the godfather over the years twicemAnd :the last don',grabbed me all at once,Mr Puzo really know how to brig his characters out ,the good and bad.I have missed one social engagment just to find time with this book!Good to the last page.Highly recommended!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2002

    Beautifully Written

    This book is thrilling. It never stays in one subplot too long until the combination of the lines.I started reading it for larks and couldn't put it down..

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    The best Mafia gangster tale since his Godfather novel.

    A Splendid piece of Crime Fiction by one the world's best loved authors who ever lived in the USA! A Seriously Guilty Pleasure AS with the GODFATHER, The reader gets sucked into the plot immediately!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2000

    THE BEST THING I'VE EVER READ

    I LOVE IT AND HAVE READ IT 4 TIMES. WORDS CAN'T EXPLAIN WHAT I THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 36 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)