Drug Lord

The True Story of Pablo Acosta: The Life and Death of a Mexican Kingpin
Narrated by: Armando Duran
Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Drug Lord, a firsthand account of drug dealing, murder, and corruption, tells of drug kingpin Pablo Acosta, who smuggled up to 20 tons of cocaine each year into the United States before treachery brought about his downfall and grisly death.

©2019 Terrence E. Poppa (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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eye opening

good book. If you were naive about what goes on in Mexico, this should open your eyes.

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Loved the book and performance. Pablo Acosta literally lived a movie like life. 100% guarantee

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Not just another cartel book

Drug Lord reveals the story of Pablo Acosta, critical figure in the transitional time period between old world and modern Mexican Drug cartels. If you watched Narcos Mexico, they paid no real honest time on the subject of Acosta, which is a shame because he was authentic Bandito, with old world values, and he controlled an area of central Mexico which was the gateway between the southern states of Oaxaca, Michoacán and Acapulco and N Mexico. For people who loved the (now gone) great Mexican landrace pot strains from the 60s and early 70s, and wonder what happened, this story provides the missing links.

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Great story!!!

Well written and very entertaining. Ton of dates and facts. It was a shame that it ended.

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Drug Lord review 2019

The book was recommended to me by a friend in 2018 but I had been unable to find it in an audible format until a few days ago. It was worth the wait. Captured my attention instantly and I finished it in record time considering i have not read a novel in many years. The story is very intense and being about true events, provides an education on something that everyone should be aware of. I would recommend this to anyone looking to learn about drug trafficking but it should be noted this book has a lot of well described and vivid violence.

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One of the best crime books I ever listened to.

Captivating and enticingly well read. I was almost sad to reach Pablo's death, even though I knew it was the climactic part of his life.