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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roberto Escobar Narrator: Ruben Diaz Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Arguably the largest and most successful criminal enterprise in history, at times the Medellin drug cartel was smuggling 15 tons of cocaine a day, worth more than half a billion dollars, into the United States. Roberto Escobar knows - he was the accountant who kept track of all the money.

How much money? According to Roberto, he and his brother's operation spent $1000 a week just purchasing rubber band to wrap the stacks of cash - and since they had more illegal money than they could deposit in the banks, they stored the bricks of cash in their warehouses, annually writing off 10% as spoilage when the rats crept in at night and nibbled on the hundred dollar bills.

At the height of this cartel's reach, in order to help them deliver their goods, the Escobars purchased thirteen 727 airliners from Eastern Airlines when that airline went bankrupt. They also purchased six Russian mini-submarines. Roberto knows - he did the books.

In short, this is Pablo Escobar's story in the words of one of his closest confidants, his brother Roberto. It's all here - the brutal violence inside the world of the drug cartel, dealing with American drug forces and the CIA, the problems the Escobars faced when going up against the Colombian mafia, even Pablo's moments of kindness and compassion towards less fortunate countrymen in Colombia. As Roberto points out, although many people view Escobar as a monster, thousands still visit his grave every year to mourn him, and revere him as a savior.

Now in his 60s, Roberto, who has served 10 years in Colombian jail for his part in the Medellin cartel, now wants to set the record straight, once and for all. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/18/2011

    " Very interesting...very irritating. Lots of rationalization for the bad things that were done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/14/2010

    " Obviously simpathetic to Pablo Escobar, though the author did make a lot of interesting points regarding the war on drugs in Colombia and US involovement. If nothing else, the sheer stories of how the drugs were smuggled and their lives make the book a great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 4/17/2010

    " Came across this at Barnes & Noble one day so bought it. It's a fascinating look at the Pablo Escobar's life and the Medellin Cartel from an insider's perspective. Pablo's brother wrote it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 4/16/2010

    " Interesting story, but this cobbled-together and some one trying to get rich from a family connection to Pablo Escobar. (reading other books on Escobar it would appear many claimed this distinction/status). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Partha | 8/31/2009

    " great book! two sides to every story and somewhere in between lies the truth...I hope there is a movie about this...good read for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 7/29/2009

    " This book was poorly organized but the stories are very interesting. "

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