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World Gone By - A Novel

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night-now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck-delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present. Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomás, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa's social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything-money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past-and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full. Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill, World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of "the most interesting and accomplished American novelists" (Washington Post) writing today.

Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night-now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck-delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present. Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomás, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa's social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything-money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past-and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full. Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill, World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of "the most interesting and accomplished American novelists" (Washington Post) writing today.
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Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night-now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck-delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present. Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomás, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa's social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything-money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past-and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full. Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill, World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of "the most interesting and accomplished American novelists" (Washington Post) writing today.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jim Frangione

Length:

9h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

16:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:25