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Mr Nice Audiobook

Mr Nice

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Publisher's Summary

During the mid-1980s, Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money-laundering vehicles serving his core activity: dope dealing.

Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, and soon he was moving much larger quantities into Europe and into America. The academic life began to lose its allure. At the height of his career, he was smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA, and the Mafia. Numerous newspaper profiles, books, and television documentaries have been devoted to Howard Mark's life. Touched with humour, charm, and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.

©1996 Howard Marks; (P)Random House

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    Jonb133 07/11/2016
    Jonb133 07/11/2016
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    "Most of the book missing"

    Bit of a con. I read the book years ago and I thought I'd try it again but this is a fraction of what is in the book

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    CC87 08/03/2017
    CC87 08/03/2017
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    "Good story very interesting."

    Amazing life Howard Marks led. Not as long as I thought though. Very clever man indeed.

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    charles 11/01/2017
    charles 11/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "brilliant"

    amazing account ofhow an inelegant man became one of the world's best dope dealers. loved every second of his story

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    Wendi 30/08/2016
    Wendi 30/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring"

    Boring. Boring. Boring. oh by the way did I mention this was really boring monotoned drab voice

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    G. Dickenson 13/04/2016
    G. Dickenson 13/04/2016
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    "Not complete"

    large chunks of the book missing. still enjoyable though. i would still recommend getting the print version if you can

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    Lucy 21/02/2016
    Lucy 21/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "struggled to hear in the car"

    was a good story, but needed a fair amount of concentration. The author and reader has a low pitched voice so was hard to hear over engine noise in the car.

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    Andrew Ogden 19/10/2015
    Andrew Ogden 19/10/2015
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    "good but edited version"

    sections missing from copy I read but still good, just could be better. Another line to hit the word requirement.

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    R. Kitzinger UK 30/05/2014
    R. Kitzinger UK 30/05/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story but hard to follow"

    This was recommended to me and although I enjoyed the story, I found it hard to follow the accent and at times all the characters.

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    Robert Gloucester, United Kingdom 05/11/2012
    Robert Gloucester, United Kingdom 05/11/2012
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    "Mr Nice."

    Mr Nice is a great book, narrated by the man himself, "Mr Howard Marks", made for an enjoyable experience. His biography was an insight to the early years of dope smuggling, Mr Marks being the formost and probably the greatest influance on the early years of "Dope" importation made for an exciting yet prolific insight into the "Dope" deals of the early days. Although driven by money "Mr Nice" also was about the love of the drug, the buzz of the deals, and the livestlyle too which he and his family soon became accustomed. Howard Marks is too many an iconic figure, and to have the man himself narrating was a nice touch, though I must say his laid back voice nearly had me nodding off on occasion. All told this book is a must read for "Dope" smokers, medicinal or otherwise!! 9/10.

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    05/12/17
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    "Wish it was the whole book"

    One of my favorite books, sad to see it cut down to about a third

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  • Cindy Lopes
    01/07/16
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    "struggled to understand his speech"

    Hard to understand his English with his accent. dragging story, I feel its really boring too

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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