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"A fascinating account… that is at once inspiring and terrifying. Laurie Fabiano has turned her family's experience into a riveting tale." (Tom Brokaw)

あらすじ・解説

Based on true events, Elizabeth Street is a multigenerational saga that opens in an Italian village in the 1900s, and crosses the ocean to New York's Lower East Side. At the heart of the novel is Giovanna, whose family is targeted by the notorious Black Hand -the precursor to the Mafia.

Elizabeth Street brings to light a period in history when Italian immigrant neighborhoods lived in fear of Black Hand extortion and violence - a reality that defies the romanticized depiction of the Mafia. Here, the author reveals the merciless terror of the Black Hand and the impact their crimes had on her family. Giovanna is based on Fabiano's great-grandmother, and the book's heroes and villains - such as Lieutenant Petrosino, the crusading cop and "Lupo the Wolf", a cold-blooded criminal - are drawn from real life in this thrilling tale.

While set in a dynamic historical context, Elizabeth Street is, above all, the dramatic story of the heroine Giovanna and how she triumphed over tragedy.

©2010 Laurie Fabiano (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Simone
  • 2013/05/08

Absorbing

Elizabeth Street reminded me a lot of The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani however I enjoyed Elizabeth Street so much more!

Both stories follow Italian immigrants as they settle down in New York in the early 1900s, and if you’ve read them both then perhaps you’ll agree with me:

The Shoemaker's Wife just floated along, nothing really happened and no particular events or story lines really stood out. Overall to me, the story was not that memorable.

In comparison Elizabeth Street was really absorbing. Things happened in this book! The plot was intriguing, the people were interesting, the story was suspenseful, there was action, drama, intrigue … really, no contest between the two books. Elizabeth Street wins hands down. I liked it very much, it was a great read!

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Reademandweep
  • 2018/08/31

Narration is intolerable, sadly

I hung on as long as I could but the reader is so god awful I couldn’t take it. Perhaps you can tell from the sample. If you find it bearable, blessings upon thee lol. Every sentence is delivered exactly the same. Sounds like a computer generated voice. Every sentence goes up on the end and hangs there. I just don’t understand how readers Like this find jobs. Where can I sign up?

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kimmah
  • 2015/07/19

Interesting story

The narration, however, left much to be desired. It reminded me of a computer voice.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lilian Santos
  • 2011/11/12

New York Immigrants' Story

I am partial to Jewish Immigrants' stories so this seemed very interesting. There is no difference between which nationality/religion these immigrants came from. They are our past and that's why their stories are relevant, personal and entertaining.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Janice
  • 2011/10/20

Disappointed

I really wanted to like this book because the subject matter was interesting, but even though it was unabridged it felt kind of choppy. Parts of it really dragged. And the narrator didn't bring anything to the story. I felt the reading was very pedestrian.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Laurie
  • 2012/04/29

Not the best address

First, I did not care for the narration. Ms Dawe speaks in a halting voice that takes a long time to get used to. The story itself got bogged down with a kidnapping, and I was glad to see it end. I really would not recommend this title.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Krista Clark
  • 2017/05/21

Pretty good story, horrible narration

The story was pretty good but a bit predictable. The writing was average. Narration was BORING. I chose the book for the topic. If I weren't so interested in learning about the subject/time period, I would have stopped about halfway in.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anita DiMatteo
  • 2021/05/27

Great book!

Elizabeth Street is one of the best books I've ever read. I have lost count of how many people I have recommended this book too. I have read and/or listened to several times. It a must read anyone with the slightest bit of Italian blood in their veins. I especially like the audio version because of the accent of the speaker and the use of ItaIian grew up hearing hearing on a daily basis!

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Grammy Pammy
  • 2020/12/23

Quite a story!

Wow what a story! This is probably not a well known story but should be. So thankful Laurie Fabiano did such an excellent job getting it to us.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CAROLYN A. FINOIA
  • 2020/10/11

Loved it!

It took me back to when I was young and my grandfather would talk about the old country. The Black Hand made home sweat! The story was well told with truth without adding over the top fiction to it.