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The Power of the Dog Audiobook
The Power of the Dog
Written by: 
Don Winslow
Narrated by: 
Ray Porter
The Power of the Dog Audiobook

The Power of the Dog

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Publisher's Summary

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.

Art Montana is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell's Kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. All of them are trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación.

From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

©2005 Don Winslow; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A pit bull of a book. Once unleashed, this thriller...charges and attacks without mercy, shredding anyone in its path....A well-tuned plot, driving rhythm, intelligence and a touch of politics." (Washington Post)

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    Reggie 03-20-16
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    "What a well woven tale...or is it a tale? :-)"

    A little bit of everything in this story that quite possibly could be based on some reality.

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    Circle K Riverside, CA United States 03-13-16
    Circle K Riverside, CA United States 03-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    This is like opening up a Jack Reacher book, a particular type of book I really dislike. The narrator left a lot to be desired also. Really ashame as the sample seemed to have so much promise.

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    brent 03-11-16
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    "Awesome"

    This book has it all. Bent cops, bloodthirsty drug lords, government conspiracies, and hitmen. This series should be an HBO or Netflix original. Great story!

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    LARRY United States 03-08-16
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    I found myself wishing the author would just kill off remaining characters to finish story.

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    Scott Karren Kingston, WA USA 03-07-16
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    "Weak characters, long winded and disjointed"

    Story is disjointed. Flits from character to character.

    Same on conspiracy tropes.

    Long winded and boring. Every now and then, a segment would capture my interest. Then the story would jump to another character and lose my interest.

    Listened for hour and hours. Could not finish it.

    Thank God Amazon let's me get a refund.

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    "Understand The Drug War Thru Profound Storytelling"

    An incredible novel that tells a compelling story while explaining the true cost of the drug war from both sides of the Rio Grande.

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    Blanc d3 Blanc 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Power of the Dog"

    It was moving and the characters were memorable. The performance was exceptional. That makes it worthy of 5 stars in my book.

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    Manoli 03-02-16
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    "Could not quit listening"

    This is not my usual genre, (scifi/fantasy), but probably the best book I've ever listened to! Top grades across the board. Reader was perfect.

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    Robert M. Mabry GA 02-23-16
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    "Never really knew the depth of the corruption."

    Well written with great attention to details. Ray Porter, well, man you Rock the Voices dude. Another great narration.

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    Daniel 02-21-16
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    A very convoluted and complex syory, with a little something for everyone. A historical fiction, Crime story mixed with a romantic thriller.

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