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Publisher's Summary

A prequel to Ashley and JaQuavis' New York Times best-selling Cartel series, this story follows the rise of notorious gangster Carter Diamond, taking listeners through his days on the mean streets of Michigan to his becoming the biggest drug lord Miami has ever seen. Before the cartel was ever created, he stood alone.

©2015 Brookgate Publishing (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

What listeners say about Carter Diamond: Before the Cartel He Stood Alone

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Can't wait for the second part.

Carter is the next up and coming. I am going to start the Cartel over for a refresher course

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The length of the book Carter Diamond 1 and 2 could have been one book.

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  • Jb
  • 08-16-20

Worth the read

Story was good enjoyed the book. I heard people complain about performance before however, I did not experience that was bad, till now. I just realize how important the narrator is to a book on audible.

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amazing

I loved it ..wish it gets better..hope 2 is gd also...can't wait ..I love this author

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Way too short

I am upset the story wasn't longer. I've purchased almost every book you both have written together and separately. I love this genre of books.

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I loved

I liked how this book was only a few hours long but it really went in to detail about a lot of things and you can see how Carter becomes who he becomes. on to the 2nd book for me

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Good book but where is part 2

The book was good o just hate the fact that you don’t know there is a part 2 until you finish the book sooo annoying

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  • RJ
  • 06-05-21

Honor!

This first short story introduces us to Carter Diamond from Flynt, Michigan. Proving that he is an honorable man gets him to Miami, Florida, and the opportunity to work for the kingpin of the city. Carter’s lifestyle of choice is a dangerous business.

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what a great book.

I pray there are more to come. I want to hear more about Carter before he was killed in Cartel 1.

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Amatuerish Writing & Narration

Admittedly I didn't stick with this long. It was something I'd expect a high schooler to write, and it was read as I'd expect the high schooler to read it.