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Killing Pablo Audiobook

Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

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Publisher's Summary

On July 22, 1992, Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar walked out of the luxurious prison he built for himself and disappeared into the Colombian jungle. His audacious escape destroyed the nation's tenuous cease-fire with its infamous narcos, and pushed it into open war with the Medellin drug cartel.

Over the coming days and weeks, the United States launched a joint military and intelligence operation with the Colombian government, assembling a team of expert personnel and an arsenal of state-of-the-art weaponry and surveillance technology the likes of which the world had never seen. Their mission: to track down Pablo.

But this time, they knew it would not be enough to just capture Escobar. This time, they would have to finish the job. This time, they were going to kill him.

©2001 Mark Bowden, All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A gripping investigation...fascinating." (Booklist)
"Bowden hits another home run..." (Publishers Weekly)
"A master of narrative journalism." (The New York Times Book Review)

What Members Say

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    antonio genthod, Switzerland 02-13-17
    antonio genthod, Switzerland 02-13-17 Member Since 2011

    A man's got to do what a man's got to do..

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    "Real life imitates art : Pablo Escobar"

    It is difficult to conceive a story were the bad guys challenge to authorities and take control of a country through intimidation and fear. Yet it is the real story of Pablo Escobar and of his acolytes that controlled Columbia for about twenty years.
    It is a very well written book by Mark Bowden, easy to read and packed with action, intrigues and passion. A fun reading !

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    Rodney Shoemaker 02-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Auther can't read:"

    You should never let the author to read his own works, takes so much away from the story.

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    Bob 01-14-17
    Bob 01-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great story"

    I wish the unabridged version was available! Great story telling and background by the author.

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    Eric Ragland 01-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Listen"

    Loved it. i had wathed Narcos and I was interested to see if there were dramatic liberties taken with the series. it seems they were pretty close. the story itself was the drama.

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    Omar 09-25-16
    Omar 09-25-16 Member Since 2016

    “As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker

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    "Thriller"

    It is impossible to verify the facts surrounding the hunt and killing of Escobar, so I am not sure how accurate it is. But this is as good as a nonfiction can ever be written

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    Lisa 09-21-16
    Lisa 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "extremely biased book"

    wasn't a fan. writing was extremely biased (Americans great, drugs bad, Columbians incompetent). didn't like how the narrator mispronounced names and places.

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    Jend 09-13-16
    Jend 09-13-16
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    "Good Book"

    well told story with lots of detail. more information than I expected. will recommend to others.

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    W. Burkhouse Washington D.C. 09-12-16
    W. Burkhouse Washington D.C. 09-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "wish the full book was available"

    the abridged version is OK but would have perfered the full book instead. I wonder why it isn't available on Audible?

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    matt 09-04-16
    matt 09-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Too short"

    it was a great story but it was short. I hoping to hear more detail about all of the major players involved.

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    Kasey 08-29-16
    Kasey 08-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Very compelling. A little hard to follow."

    It might just be because I listened to the book on audible, but I had a tough time with the names. I felt like there was a new name mentioned every other minute, and I didn't know if the name would become important, or if it was just a passing reference. Despite this, I still loved the story and got a good sense of who Pablo was. Very much recommend!

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  • Mrs. Margaret Henry
    6/4/16
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    "Great book."

    I enjoyed this book due to its massive build up and its notorius inevetibilility of the ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/3/17
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    "decent"

    it was ok i think there should be more in depth details on the lofe and tomes of escobar
    finito

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  • Will A.
    11/29/16
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    "Excellent"

    Well written and narrated, gives a good insight into the lead up to the events and interesting to know the background from 1948 onwards on the history and culture, which answers the questions of the loyalty the public have to Pablo.

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  • Amazon Customer
    10/10/16
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    "Good read"

    I have watched and read many books and articles on this topic and this by far is the stand out work I have enjoyed.
    It wasn't flowery romantic it was portrayed as it was. Ruthless and violent.

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  • shaun patterson
    10/3/16
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    "awesome"

    my favourite book even better in audio a must read/listen only wish there was more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo Blogs
    England UK
    2/29/16
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    "Very interesting story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Killing Pablo to be better than the print version?

    Not read it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Pablo?

    When they took down the mountain.....


    What about Mark Bowden’s performance did you like?

    Good and solid


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen, interesting how a bully and a thug with a bit of charm can take over a country....

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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