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3.80133333333333 out of 53.80133333333333 out of 53.80133333333333 out of 53.80133333333333 out of 53.80133333333333 out of 5 3.80 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Blatchford Narrator: Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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Rene Boxer Enriquez grew up on the violent streets of East L.A., where gang fights, robberies, and drive-by shootings were fueled by rage, drugs, and alcohol. When he finally landed in prison - at the age of 19 - Enriquez found an organization that brought him the respect he always wanted: the near-mythic and widely feared Mexican Mafia, La Eme. What the organization saw in Enriquez was a young man who knew no fear and would kill anyone - justifiably or not - in the blink of an eye. That loyalty and his iron will drove him up the ranks as a mob enforcer and ultimately to the upper echelons, where he would help rule for nearly two decades.

Enriquez helped La Eme become the powerful and violent organization that it is now, with a base army of approximately 60,000 heavily armed gang members who control the prison system and a large part of California crime.

Arguably the most dangerous gang in American history, its reach is growing. And now award-winning investigative journalist Chris Blatchford, with the unprecedented cooperation of Rene Enriquez, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment. After years of research and investigation, Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Krista619 | 2/13/2014

    " Hated this book. Why would anybody believe someone who tells on everybody? He just changes overnight and expects everyone to believe he is sorry. He is a weak individual. All those families he destroyed are not going to buy his story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fergus | 2/2/2014

    " an intense read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/30/2014

    " Gangsta! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler J. Carlson | 1/21/2014

    " Good book with a really clear insight on how the "La Eme" is the biggest gang that America has ever seen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmanuel Cervantes | 1/20/2014

    " Great story the first real inside story on the Mexican mafia and its influence on L.A. Latino street gangs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisco | 1/19/2014

    " This was a really good book. The book explained how much it tock from going to being a gangster to being a better person in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ernest Portillo | 1/16/2014

    " real life story's behind bars ..somewhere i ain't going "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 George Presley | 12/28/2013

    " Two stars and that's being generous. 250 pages of kill, kill, kill. No high points, no crescendo, just senseless killings described. It wasn't until the last 50 pages that I found something redeeming about this story, and just barely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/21/2013

    " Great book, however there were too many names included which ended up confusing me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosey | 12/10/2013

    " A scary look into the Mexican mob "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juanita.girl | 12/2/2013

    " Wow what else is left to say. I finished book in two day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyson | 11/29/2013

    " Great biography and history of the world's most dangerous gang. Inside or outside of prison, you get a sense of just how violent and powerful this mafia really is. A behind the curtain look at prison life as well as gang life in California and the surrounding area. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ysidro | 11/25/2013

    " Brutal, but incredibly interesting. Must read for those interested in organized crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/8/2013

    " This book is enlightening. Read it. It's non-fiction about the mexican mafia, mostly in California. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Martin | 10/5/2013

    " Amazingly brutal. Make kids read it do they can stop fantasizing about the gang life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 4/28/2013

    " This book was just okay for me. I could take it or leave it. I can only handle reading so much about gang violence and prison life. Although I must say I did learn a great deal about how and why drugs and gangs are so inter-related. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 9/1/2012

    " this kind of non-fiction is the stuff i eat up! it provides a nice break from my fiction reading. finding out about the mexican mafia and how they pretty much run the prisons in the US was scary reading. well written, engaging and scary, how can you go wrong?!? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/21/2012

    " Interesting look at the Mexican Mafia and what goes on behind many a prison wall - yikes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.A. | 4/29/2012

    " So far I love this book. Very real and even scary to realize there are people like this in our world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 10/13/2011

    " All you wanted to know about the Mexican Mafia (and maybe some you didn't want to know). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 5/21/2011

    " truly amazing to read about the history of violence that surrounds the neighborhoods I've called home. still shocking to hear how murder is checked off like a grocery list. raw truth storytelling. scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/27/2011

    " Wow, couldnt believe what i was reading

    Excellent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisco | 4/12/2011

    " This was a really good book. The book explained how much it tock from going to being a gangster to being a better person in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy | 3/17/2011

    " all i can say is wow def a page turner from beginning to end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlina | 11/27/2010

    " This is a very interesting book, it amazes me how people can live like that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 9/27/2010

    " This book was just okay for me. I could take it or leave it. I can only handle reading so much about gang violence and prison life. Although I must say I did learn a great deal about how and why drugs and gangs are so inter-related. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raul | 9/15/2010

    " What can I say, I don't want to get clipped. :). Good rat! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler J. | 2/4/2010

    " Good book with a really clear insight on how the "La Eme" is the biggest gang that America has ever seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/18/2009

    " A pretty chilling book about the Mexican Mafia. I came away amazed by how many people can be stabbed 20-30 times in one attack and still survive. Ouch. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Krista619 | 11/3/2009

    " Hated this book. Why would anybody believe someone who tells on everybody? He just changes overnight and expects everyone to believe he is sorry. He is a weak individual. All those families he destroyed are not going to buy his story. "

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About the Author

Chris Blatchford is an investigative reporter and the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Three Dog Nightmare. He has won numerous commendations and awards for his reports, including several Emmy Awards and a Peabody for his investigation into Italian Mafia infiltration of MCA/Universal’s music and home video divisions. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

About the Narrator

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.