About the book
The Godfather is an American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and produced by Albert S. Ruddy in 1972. Widely known as the highest-grossing film of 1972, the film won a number of awards like the Oscars (for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay), Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy. Hold on! We are not going to discuss how cool the film is, but the the best-selling novel which the film based on. It is the Godfather written by Mario Puzo – an American novelist.
The Godfather is a notable novel, published in 1969. It is about a fictional mafia family in New York, America. Mario Puzo tells the story of Vito Corleone – the head of the family through his childhood and adulthood in the years of 1945-1955. The fight between the Corleone family and four other families will keep you listening to the end. It is the combination of many factors from family, society, law to mafia underworld. If you are a big fan of detective novels, this type of crime fiction may be also your love.
For 67 weeks, the novel was honored on the list of The New York Times Bestseller, and sold over 09 million copies in a couple of years. The Godfather was considered as the best selling published work in history for several years. Hope you enjoy listening!
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