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Download Original Gangster: The Real Life Story of One of America's Most Notorious Drug Lords Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Lucas Narrator: Cary Hite Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. and Buck 50 Productions, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his own words, real life American Gangster Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Determined to break the Italian mafia's monopoly over drug smuggling in New York, Frank cut out middlemen and began smuggling heroin into the United States directly from his source in Vietnam using the coffins of dead American soldiers. Making $1 million per day from his Blue Magic, the purest heroin on the street, Frank Lucas became one of the most powerful crime lords of his time, while rubbing shoulders with the elite in entertainment, politics, and crime. This powerful memoir reveals what really happened to the man whose rise and fall was dramatized in the 2007 feature film American Gangster, exposing a startling look at the world of organized crime.

Frank Lucas is a former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who operated in Harlem during the 1960s and 1970s whose career was the focus of the 2007 film American Gangster.

Aliya S. King was co-author of the New York Times best-seller Keep the Faith. She has held editorial positions with Billboard and The Source. Her articles have appeared in such magazines as Essence, Ms., Vibe, Vibe Vixen, Uptown, CMJ: New Music Monthly, Teen People, Black Enterprise, and many others. She is currently a senior writer for Giant magazine and a contributing editor for Upscale magazine.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ryan | 12/11/2013

    " The movie is better... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shandra | 5/20/2013

    " This was a fast read. There were some typos but other than that a very good bio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meaghan | 11/8/2012

    " This book is addicting! A true story about the life of a gangster starting at the beginning of his life.Could not put down. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vee | 4/20/2012

    " This book was definitely a good read but some of the celebrity anecdotes were kind of unnecessary. In many ways his tale is typical of former kingpin drug dealer feeling remorse for his past actions. "

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