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Gomorrah: A Personal Journey Into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

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A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years.

Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, as a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street.

Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

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A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal.

About the Author

Michael Kramer has had the pleasure of narrating the works of many wonderful authors. He has received Audiofile magazine's Earphones Award for the Kent Family series by John Jakes and for Alan Fulsom's The Day After Tomorrow. He also narrates books for the Library of Congress's Talking Books Program for the blind and physically handicapped. Kramer also works as an actor in the many theatres of the Washington, D.C. area, where he lives with Kate and their two children, Henry and Vivian.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400135578
Subtitle:
A Personal Journey Into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System
Author:
Saviano, Roberto
Read by:
Kramer, Michael
Read:
Kramer, Michael
Author:
Kramer, Michael
Publisher:
Tantor Media
Subject:
General
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20071115
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb
Media Run Time:
690

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A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal.
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