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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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    Rachael 06-08-16
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    "Longer than it needed to be..."

    ... but interesting exploration of the ways we cause the very things we work to stop.

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    Alison Gottlieb 06-08-16
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    "Loved everything about this book!!!!!"

    With the exception of one torture/gruesome scene where I had to fast forward it for about 30 sec, I couldn't stop listening. I usually listen only in my car during my long commute but I found myself listening while cooking dinner and on the weekends. This was super suspenseful and the narrator was phenomenal. Highly recommend!!!

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    Traci 05-29-16
    Traci 05-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Make It Stop!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. None of my friends could handle this book. I love mysteries and thrillers but this book was tough. I had to take breaks from it.


    What other book might you compare The Power of the Dog to and why?

    Some of Dennis Lehane's books have graphic violence, but none compare to this one.


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not sure what to say other than he brought the characters to life. I doubt I would have attempted to read the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The bridge scene was the worst of the worst.........had to come back to listen after that. But I had to come back because I had to know what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    This book just made me sad.

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    Amy Memphis 05-27-16
    Amy Memphis 05-27-16
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    "Couldn't stop listening."

    I actually listened to Cartel before I listen to this book and although The Power of the Dog is first in this story I'm glad I listened in that order. Every character in this book is compelling story is absolutely captivating from start to finish. And the narrator is perfect for the book thank you Don Winslow and thank you Ray Porter for bringing to life Art Keller, Nora and Adan Barrera.

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    Gail 05-27-16
    Gail 05-27-16
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    "a lot to offer"

    struggled to start and started twice. requires concentration but we'll worth it. great read

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    A. Ulery New York, NY 05-10-16
    A. Ulery New York, NY 05-10-16
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    "An epic story spanning decades"

    Impressive storytelling and a great performance by the reader giving characters distinct voices. A brilliant plot that sucks you in.

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    cjmuscfilm Los Angeles 05-07-16
    cjmuscfilm Los Angeles 05-07-16
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    "Totally engrossing"

    Exciting, heartbreaking, and captivating. The Power of the Dog moves quickly as Winslow builds up each character until they are fully fleshed out in the fast paced, brutally consequential world he has created. The language and violence might not be for everybody but felt realistic and necessary for the story.

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    Double_J 05-02-16
    Double_J 05-02-16
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    "Excellent"

    Deep and entertaining story, well-developed and complicated characters, and excellent pacing. Despite the outlandishness of some of the characters, actions, and events in the story, it's truly shocking how many of them actually happened in real-life.

    Well worth a read if you're an action/crime/procedural buff or if the topic holds any interest for you.

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    DQmaine Maine 04-25-16
    DQmaine Maine 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Too gory and violent"

    I couldn't finish this book because of the violence and gore. I guess it is just not my cup of tea.

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    Jonathan 04-16-16
    Jonathan 04-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing."

    This reader kills it. One of the best I've heard. Oh yeah, the book is kinda masterful as well.

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