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Pablo Escobar Audiobook

Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos

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Publisher's Summary

The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix.

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies - some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America's insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo.

Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos demolishes the standard good versus evil telling of his story. The authorities were not hunting Pablo down to stop his cocaine business. They were taking it over.

Shaun Attwood's War on Drugs trilogy - Pablo Escobar, American Made, and We Are Being Lied To - is a series of harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of drug prohibition.

©2016 Shaun Attwood (P)2016 Shaun Attwood

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    Jude Bailey 25/03/2017
    Jude Bailey 25/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable"

    A real insite into narcos and politics. Would definitely recommend. The only downside being I had to listen on .75 speed as the narration was 'on speed'!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tony McAlinden wales, uk 24/02/2017
    Tony McAlinden wales, uk 24/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Follows on from Netflix 'Narcos'"

    interesting viewpoint on a story often told. the political background on drug prohibition is particularly interesting

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jws 03/09/2017
    Jws 03/09/2017
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pablo Escobar to be better than the print version?

    Cannot comment only heard the audio


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pablo Escobar?

    I could not pick one moment in the book I found the whole book fascinating, his story is incredibly interesting, seeing the good the bad & the ugly side of this man.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of it, the story unfolded in such a way that I couldn't wait to listen to the next chapter and have a better understanding how Pablo Escobar practically ruled a country


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was surprised that I felt a little sad when Pablo Escobar was finally killed, I don't condone any of the grotesque things that he did, but the book gives a good incite on how corrupt the US was and the Columbian government and how they mirrored a lot of the things that Pablo Escobar did but did not have to answer to anyone!!


    Any additional comments?

    I would strongly recommend this book, I found it totally fascinating. 10/10

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  • Nick
    31/08/17
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    "Complete waste of money."

    This book is all over the place. it's starts off about Pablo Escobar then turns into a narrative about the injustices of black minorities in the US and how the CIA is trying to poison them. the author stays on that subject for at least a 3rd of the book. complete left wing liberal BS. on top of that, the author reminds you of his other book at least 10 times. smh...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shann Ludwig
    24/08/17
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    "The criminal Bush regime"

    Reminded me of the criminals we are continuing to elect to our highest office. it is. study of greed and the calousness of the American elite who operate above the law

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karla
    10/04/17
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    "Good topic"

    Good topic, some good information, many left wing comments and ideas, sadly I probably would have liked it much better, but I couldn't stand the voice of the reader, unless he is the author I don't understand what does a British person belong in a book about south America drug trafficking, nor the voice was pleasant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • antonio
    genthod, Switzerland
    22/01/17
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    "An impressive story poorly written"

    Pablo Escobar's story is larger than life : he has been at the helm of a criminal network that has fought successfully for a long span of time against the government of his own country, the CIA, DEA, other drug cartels...Shaun Attwood had a great subject to treat , but it does randomly and without real insight into Escobar character. In fact the truly bad guys here are the US government (in particular Reagan and Bush) and the CIA that not only used the narcos for their dirty war agains the leftist in South and Central America , but also imported and distributed drugs in the US causing deaths and addiction of so many Americans...Very little evidence is brought to support this thesis, but probably nowadays - where truth is an option and manipulation a must - it is ok to write this stuff...Attwood also believes that drugs liberalisation (including cocaine and other heavy stuff) is the only way to fight against the narcos...Bof....
    The book is very poorly read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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