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Publisher's Summary

This true story of an ex-Marine who fought crime as an undercover cop, a narcotics agent, and finally a federal prosecutor spans a decade of crime fighting and narrow escapes. Charlie Spillers dealt with a remarkable variety of career criminals, including heroin traffickers, safecrackers, burglars, auto thieves, and members of Mafia and Mexican drug smuggling operations. In this riveting tale, the author recounts fascinating experiences and the creative methods he used to succeed and survive in a difficult and sometimes extremely dangerous underworld life.

As a young officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department, ex-Marine Charlie Spillers first went undercover to infiltrate criminal groups to gather intelligence.

After Baton Rouge, he joined the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and for the next five years continued working undercover, from the Gulf Coast to Memphis and from New Orleans to Houston. He capped off a unique career by becoming a federal prosecutor and the justice attaché for Iraq.

The book is published by University Press of Mississippi.

©2016 University Press of Mississippi (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

What members say

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Apology from the Author

What made the experience of listening to Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life the most enjoyable?

I'm the author of "Confessions." Thanks to all who enjoyed the audio. I wasn't involved in making the audio version and heard it for the first time only after it was released. The book is filled with excitement, drama and emotions, but unfortuntely, the audio narration doesn't convey it. I asked that the audio be redone, but I had no say in the matter because the audio rights had been sold to a third party. I apologize to all who found the audio book lacking - as I have. Please try the hardcover, Kindle and paperback editions.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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narrator needs work

the story would have been better if the narrator would have been onto the story himself, it seemed as if he was getting bored reading the story. to me he wasn't a very good narrator. the story was good, but the narrator needs to learn how to keep the listener involved and interested in the story a little more. otherwise the agent had a awesome story, and I commend him for h is bravery and diligence in undercover work.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good, but not awesome.

I liked this one. I didn't love the book but I think that it's worth listening to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Day by Day

The details are scary on what an under cover agent experience. They live day by day. Great True Story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Awesome book! Entertaining and Exciting!

Love it!! Keeps you locked in and forced! very interesting stories, seemed like a movie at times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Book is fine. Narration is terrible.

This narrator would be great for the news but not for a crime book. His renditions of the criminal voices sound like cartoon characters. One of the lead criminals sounded like Chief Clarence Clancy Wiggum from the Simpsons. Just awful. First book I ever returned.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Dragged On

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, but only gave it three out of five; because, Charlie's book was good but did drag a little

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The most compelling aspect is the fact that he is undercover

Would you listen to another book narrated by Aaron Killian?

The narrator I remember being average

Do you think Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, if Charlie made another book that would be great!

Any additional comments?

This review is written well after listening to the audio book.

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I enjoyed listening.... for the most part

Would you consider the audio edition of Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life to be better than the print version?

I don't know, I only experienced the audio.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The authors courage and quick thinking.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Aaron Killian?

Someone with a slight Southern accent since it takes place in the south. I did not like the readers voice at all, he was very robotic and even messed up the narrative in parts.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it was good but slow in parts and the voice made it a harder listen.

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Worth listening for sure

Enjoyed story I do recommend listening to it or reading. Being in law enforcement I did find it interesting

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Good story. Bad writing. Awful narration.

The truck is being loaded, he said. Ok, I responded. Right on, Ramon said. That is pretty much it, I would add.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful