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The Big Crowd

Kevin Baker

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Based on one of the great unsolved murders in mob history, and the rise-and-fall of a real-life hero, The Big Crowd tells the sweeping story of Charlie O' Kane. He is the American dream come to life, a poor Irish immigrant who worked his way up from beat cop to mayor of New York at the city' s dazzling, post-war zenith. Famous, powerful, and married to a glamorous fashion model, he is looked up to by millions, including his younger brother, Tom. So when Charlie is accused of abetting a shocking mob murder, Tom sets out to clear his brother' s name while hiding a secret of his own The charges against Charlie stem from his days as a crusading Brooklyn DA, when he sent the notorious killers of Murder, Inc., to the chair-- only to let a vital witness go flying out a window while under police guard. Now, out of office, Charlie lives in a shoddy, Mexico City tourist hotel, eaten up with regrets and afraid he will be indicted for murder if he returns to the U.S. To uncover what really happened, Tom must confront stunning truths about his brother, himself, and the secret workings of the great city he loves. Moving from the Brooklyn waterfront to city hall, from the battlefields of World War II to the beaches of Acapulco, to the glamorous nightclubs of postwar New York, The Big Crowd is filled with historical powerbrokers and gangsters, celebrities and socialites, scheming cardinals and battling, dockside priests. But ultimately it is a brilliantly imagined, distinctly American story of the bonds and betrayals of brotherhood.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

16h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

39:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

36:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:32