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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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    Amazon Customer SYRACUSE, UT, United States 04-03-16
    Amazon Customer SYRACUSE, UT, United States 04-03-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Drug dealers dogs"

    Wow what a story. Sounded like a lot of truth to me! Everyone Everyone profited from drug trafficking! The citizens paid the price!

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    Shannon Locke 04-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "An epic modern day War and Peace"

    A documentary style novel that lays bare the modern world. It demands an emotional capacity from its readers. Every character is deep and real and complicated. You sympathize and are horrified by your own sympathy. This is a magnificent piece of literature, and the performance is a work of art.

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    Matt 04-01-16
    Matt 04-01-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Just a good listen"

    Worth a credit. Great story. Good ending. Definitely recommend. Not a book I would normally read, but I'm glad I did.

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    Dave 03-31-16
    Dave 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    briefcase was unconvincing. Art Keller a tad overcooked. The U.S.government feels about as corrupt and stupid as they undoubtedly are.

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    tplp 03-30-16
    tplp 03-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing!"

    Don Winslow is a master storyteller! A must read! I can't wait for his next book.

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    Linda H. 03-29-16
    Linda H. 03-29-16
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    "So glad I tried something new!!"

    I bought this book on sale but now feel like I have completely cheated the author, narrator, and publisher. This is not a book I would normally be interested in but the sample intrigued me. The narrator is amazing!! It all came through so naturally. Every character was distinct and believable without any hesitation during conversations. The recording was nearly flawless with only a couple of small pauses between sections. The writing was perfect!! There was enough detail to the characters, places, and events that I became invested in their stories but not so much that they weighed down the plot. This book had many twists and turns while maintaining the distinct connections between characters. The author knew just when to close a loop or to leave one open for a reader's imagination. This is a book about drugs...and so much more. This is a book about America, Mexico, politics, crime, justice, revenge, selfishness, heroism, greed, power, love, religion, culture, what all of us have in common, and the choices we make to distinguish ourselves from one another. I highly recommend it!

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    Patricia N. Portella Solana Beach, CA USA 03-25-16
    Patricia N. Portella Solana Beach, CA USA 03-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Spot on, relevant, eye-opening, captivating!"

    Not for the faint of heart. Winslow sheds light on political corruption, government slight of hand, and the long bloodied road that began with the "War on Drugs". Fact or fiction, you decide. Winslow reminds us to always look deeper, ask questions, and be responsible with how and where we spend our money, who we elect to office, and in the end, to always know who you're working for and how it impacts the world at large. Gripping, crazy-making, and a must read or hear! Let's not repeat history- enough blood is shed.

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    vicki a ramsey 03-25-16
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    "great book..."

    Good plot & great characters reveal a lot about the "behind the scene" politics in drug trade between U.S. & Mexico

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    Amazon Customer Miami FL USA 03-25-16
    Amazon Customer Miami FL USA 03-25-16 Listener Since 2005

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    "Great read"

    I really liked the story premise and character development in the book. I lived in Mexico for most of the time the book was written and the slang and setting really took me back. Someone who does not speak Mexican slang might not understand a few slang terms that don't have translation following.

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    bilezmom 03-25-16
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    "Superb, enthralling"

    I didn't think I would like this book because of its subject matter, but bought due to the reviews. I am so glad I did. This book kept me enthralled. The rhythm kept you going and the writing was some of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The narration was perfection. The narrator's accents and ability to create different voices for each character is startlingly authentic. This is one of the best "reads" I've had in years (and I read 3-4 books a month). Buy it. Enjoy it. I certainly did.

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