The book was arranged like jon roberts was sitting down telling you personally about his life, so gripping and interesting!!! Best audio book ever!
his voices was excellent!!!!!!
My only regret is I coudn't give it 10 Stars
Great job using first person narrative. Very vivid and told very blunt. Exciting and fun story with unbelievable parts. I would recommend this book to people who are just starting in the professional world to gain perspective on personal drive to gain success (not necessarily in the drug business).
A voracious reader who has discovered audio books help the downtime from my Military and Civilion career pass more interestingly.
The fact that the Author doesnt try and make himself sound like a misunderstood hero.
Growing up around this time frame i remember the newsworthy events mentioned in this book. Hearing the details of the stories that shaped these events gives them clarity in my recollections. Although this man was involved in some truly horrible events he also did some great things in his life and although he describes himself as evil you can tell he was a good person who was capable of showing compassion and kindness. He definitely lived an incredible life and i wish i couldve met him before his passing. Any person who loves animals as much as he did is alright by me. Rest in peace Sir and thank you for your service. Airborne!!
Enjoyed the book thoroughly. Found it hard to stop listening to. Really liked that they used different readers for each subject in the narrative. I would highly recommend this book and will listen to it again in the future.
SO many of the stories in this book are hard to believe. The author realizes this & goes to extra lengths to verify these tales. Skinning humans alive....really? What is as troubling as the evil deeds he has done is the glorification of this man - rap musicians and even an announcer at the Miami Heat game hold him in high regard. What a sad culture we live in. the simple and approved nature of man is Illustrated well in this book. Evil is not Stronger than good it may win the battle but ultimately will lose the war.
This book is nothing but an endless litany of sociopathic cruelty. One ugly, gruesome anecdote of absolute depravity after another ... and another ... and another.
After the first 10 or 15 descriptive stories of skinning people alive, breaking bones, knee-capping, cutting off appendages, et. al., you've heard all you need to hear about killing and hurting people, and know all you need to know about Jon Roberts. After the next 30 or 40 such stories, you don't become numb or inured to them, just increasingly sick and tired of them ... more disgusted, more repulsed, more bored by the whole thing.
Though few and far between, every so often there's a brief passage about Pablo Escobar or the logistics of smuggling which feels like a breath of fresh air. But, a few minutes later, it's back to beatings and brain matter, stabbings and entrails ... all of it delivered with a shrug ... like, "eh, whaddaya gonna do?"
Enough already! Tedium, thy name is Jon Roberts ...
I loved how the entire book felt like I was watching a movie. Having several different voices for the 1st person accounts, i.e Jon's sister Judy, Mickey Monday, etc., gave the book a sense of realism. For this reason, I am so glad I listened to the book, rather than read. Wish I could find more like this.
John Riccobono, of course.
ALL OF IT!!!!
Get it already. You will not regret it
After watching cocaine cowboys, I knew I had to read this book. and it does not disappoint, Jon is very honest about himself and knows who and what he is, he doesn't try to paint a picture in hindsight to make himself look like a saint and pass blame on others. I highly recommend watching cocaine cowboys either before or after as it is a great companion.