I'm sure it was a great story and the performance was fine but listening to the graphic descriptions of torture and killing was just not something I could stomach. Made it through a couple hours and called it quits.
Bought the sequel to this book "The Cartel" when it was on sale on a whim. I am usually a fan of nonfiction books. Was so amazed by The Cartel had to buy this book instantly after finishing it!
Depressing, sprawling, epic, and periodically intense. It isn't quite the God father, but it is in the same ball park. I guess the best way to put it is it is the God father for drug trafficking with more graphic and horrific violence and with more graphic doggie style.
It's still worth listening to. Very suspenseful and good narration. Great insight into the world of drug trafficking
Top Five. Not as good as Lonesome Dove (the best ever) but damn good.
The Cartel, The Power of The Dog's Sequel
Art Keller - So passionate and gripping.
It's violent but that's cartel life.
Besides being an RN, I am an avid audiobook listener as well as a narrator and producer for Audible. I love Audiobooks!
When I read (listen) a book like this, I know it is fiction. But in the back of my mind, I know that the story could just as easily be real. And probably is.
I read The Cartel first. I know, backwards. This is the type of saga, like The Godfather, where you get invested in the characters and, especially when listening, you are really IN the story.
There are writers that can tell a story well, but are not great writers. Then there are great writers that get so caught up in the words, that the story gets lost. Very few can do both. Don Winslow is one of those few.
Ray Porter's narration is spot on. I can't even imagine a different narrator. If he is not a native Spanish speaker, I would be very surprised.
I was sorry when it ended. Highly recommend!