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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)

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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 Member Since 2016
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    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 2016
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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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    Amazon Customer 08-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, poor narration"

    Mark Bowden does a great job researching and writing these true stories, but is a rather poor narrator.

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    Kyle 07-11-16
    Kyle 07-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good but "Guests" better"

    I enjoy when authors read their own books but his Spanish pronunciation is terrible. Otherwise good story.

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    Sumanpreet 04-22-16
    Sumanpreet 04-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"

    Very informative and the performance by Mark
    Bowden really brought the story to life! Would listen to again!

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    anthony delgado 04-12-16
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    "the killing of pablo"

    killing pablo is very good detailed look at the history of pablo escobar, his evil cartel and the enviroment in meddellin back in the day. it is well written and easily comprehended. this audio book helped make my commute for the week very easy as i would arrive at my location and sit in the car wanting more.
    the author explains how pablo thrived in the perfect environment in colombia at the time to become the most famous and ruthless crime boss ever.

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