True Crime Winner: American Kingpin

What do you get when you combine one part Black Mirror, two parts Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, a splash of the dark web, and a dash of government corruption? You get Nick Bilton’s white-knuckle thrill ride, American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road. Meticulously researched and beautifully constructed, Bilton’s story of the rise and fall of a billion dollar online criminal empire and the casualties along the way is a prime example of how, at times, the truth is much stranger than fiction. And that’s what makes this a listen that you simply cannot turn off. —Kyle, Audible Editor