This is a gripping novel. What's more, it is very closely based on facts, something that should infuriate most readers. Without preaching it shows the disastrous effects of the War on Drugs and all the monsters it has created. It is an important book that just happens to be a fantastic listen, the kind that will keep you sitting in your car in the driveway with the engine idling just to get to the end of a chapter.
Amazon Prime--- this, along with The Cartel, should be your first big-budget mini-series event. Not only because it is a blockbuster, but because what it has to say needs to be heard.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Don Winslow's, um, discomfort with Mexico, its culture, its politics is matched by his furor with Los Estados Unidos and its culture and politics. His anger is so extreme you'll wish you had contrast controls. I don't know where the history of this story leaves off and undiluted polemics set in. Yet as fiction, it makes you consider just how much a super-talented nihilist writer like Winslow should be allowed to wonder in print. Art is about emotional communication, and Winslow knows how to blast through all of the entry ports.
Ray Porter's reading? Well if this were a stage show, when Porter took his bow, the audience would stand! You looking for a thriller that's greeting card nice and puppy cute? This ain't it. Frank Dusch wrote, "“You can’t stop people from thinking – but you can start them.” ... 'The Power Of The Dog' does that, but... and this is s very ballsy but... I repeat, Winslow is a nihilist, so the questions he stabs at us take thoughts to dark, dank conclusions.
Amazing! I can't believe Don Wilson isn't a more recognized writer. This was an engrossing, engaging, descriptive and very well written novel. Hands down this is the best work of fiction I've read in a very long time. I get weary with the King and Koontz offerings so this was a suspenseful surprise and a respite from the cookie cutter thriller genre. Read it!
It does have graphic language, violence and sex.
Other than that - Read it!
Fictional Recap of war on drugs from interesting perspectives of those involved directly.Well presented by narrator.
Long book but fast read and hard to put down be prepared .
The performance was superb, seriously a 5. He had so many characters and his ability to use his voice so well, allowed for me to distinguish each one. That is rare as often I feel like a narrator uses just a slightly different accent or pitch and it all sounds the same. However, this one was read so well that you knew immediately which character was speaking or thinking.
Don Winslow is also a terrific story teller. You really become invested and care about the characters. And when something happens to them it feels personal. That is a unique trait of the most gifted storyteller's and Winslow is certainly in that category.
I live in San Diego and it's also nice to hear the locations so accurately conveyed. Great job all the way around.
Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.
3rd book of Mr Winslow's I've read & all have been excellent. Great character development and in depth, realistic storylines. Loved it.
High voltage...set in the midst of the Mexican Drug Cartel wars. Though this is fiction...it's probably close to real life. Worth a listen!