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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

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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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Abridged version

Great story and told brilliantly. However this is not the entire book which is a shame.

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Abridged too far

I read the original when it can out and found it full of interesting characters and scents. None of this is portrayed in this abridged version which should never have been allowed to be published. Howard
Marks must have needed the money otherwise he wouldn’t have narrated such a pale shadow of his excellent memoir.

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Having read this book...

I was a bit disappointed that some of the best_funniest bits had been left out
Shame.

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Such a legend

Funny and likeable Howard Mark's has led a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining life would loved to have had a smoke with this dude

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A flavourless retelling of an interesting life

I don't know if it's because of a hazy memory or if it's for legal reasons, but there's not make changes really here in terms of depth of story.
It's like being read the headlines without getting anything from the articles underneath.
I was hoping for more but have to admit it did get a bit tense at the end.

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Very interesting but...

Mark is brilliant and you could listen to his voice all day. His life was obviously very interesting but this book seems to never get into the bits you want to hear and dwells a but too much on some other, not so interesting parts.

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Not the entire book!

I was disappointed it wasn't the entire book but I enjoyed the story very much.

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Not the whole book, but still very good.

Great to hear the fantastic tones of Mr Marks again, May he Rest in Peace

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enjoyed

Second time on this book very enjoyable good story well told definitely well worth the read

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  • 05-12-17

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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  • Andrea Mui
  • 29-09-20

Not the whole book.

This is not the whole book. Quite disappointing. I read the paperback version of this book years ago. Clearly this is only a small part of the actual book.

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  • Cindy
  • 01-07-16

struggled to understand his speech

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

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