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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,539 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Bowden Narrator: Mark Bowden Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On July 22, 1992, Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar walked out of the luxurious prison he built for himself and disappeared into the Colombian jungle. His audacious escape destroyed the nation’s tenuous ceasefire with its infamous narcos, and pushed it into open war with the Medellin Drug cartel.

Over the coming days and weeks, the United States launched a joint military and intelligence operation with the Colombian government, assembling a team of expert personnel and an arsenal of state-of-the-art weaponry and surveillance technology the likes of which the world had never seen. Their mission: to track down Pablo.

But this time, they knew it would not be enough to just capture Escobar. This time, they would have to finish the job. This time, they were going to kill him.

Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. Bowden’s gripping narrative sounds as if it were torn from the pages of a military technothriller. Action-packed and unputdownable, Killing Pablo is a tour de force of investigative journalism and a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A master of narrative journalism, [Bowden] employs the same techniques of reconstructing scenes and dialogue that made his Black Hawk Down gripping reading.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Compellingly detailed…Reads like a Clancyesque thriller; it’s fast-paced, full of page-turning intrigue, corruption, and thwarted pursuit.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “The story of how the US Army Intelligence and Delta Force commandos helped Colombian police track down and kill Pablo Escobar is a compelling, almost Shakespearean tale.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Absolutely riveting…Bowden has a way of making modern nonfiction read like the best of novels.” 

    Denver Post

  • Winner of the 2001 Cornelius Ryan Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josh Payne | 2/14/2014

    " solid non-fiction narrative that reads like a fiction book. informative, yet captivating... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Thrift | 2/14/2014

    " Not bad except the author refers to Escobar as "Pablo" throughout. Which is weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/11/2014

    " Difficult to get in to, but well researched, dense, and informative. Picked up speed at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Duke | 2/2/2014

    " I was disappointed. This book was highly rated on Amazon and elsewhere, but it crammed too much unnecessary detail into what should have been a fast paced story about a notorious narco on the run. At the very least, in the end, a government official concludes that the manhunt cost millions of dollars and resulted in many hundreds of people killed, and the end result was that another narco took over Pablo's territory, and his death did not disrupt the cocaine train one bit. Such is our war on drugs. "

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