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Publisher's Summary

During the mid-1980s, Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money-laundering vehicles serving his core activity: dope dealing.

Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, and soon he was moving much larger quantities into Europe and into America. The academic life began to lose its allure. At the height of his career, he was smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA, and the Mafia. Numerous newspaper profiles, books, and television documentaries have been devoted to Howard Mark's life. Touched with humour, charm, and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.

©1996 Howard Marks

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Wish it was the whole book

One of my favorite books, sad to see it cut down to about a third

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Not the whole book.

This is not the whole book. Quite disappointing. I read the paperback version of this book years ago. Clearly this is only a small part of the actual book.

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struggled to understand his speech

Hard to understand his English with his accent. dragging story, I feel its really boring too

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  • Jonb133
  • 11-07-16

Most of the book missing

Bit of a con. I read the book years ago and I thought I'd try it again but this is a fraction of what is in the book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-24-18

Abridged version

Great story and told brilliantly. However this is not the entire book which is a shame.

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  • Mr. G. Pritchard
  • 08-08-20

Abridged too far

I read the original when it can out and found it full of interesting characters and scents. None of this is portrayed in this abridged version which should never have been allowed to be published. Howard
Marks must have needed the money otherwise he wouldn’t have narrated such a pale shadow of his excellent memoir.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-26-21

Having read this book...

I was a bit disappointed that some of the best_funniest bits had been left out
Shame.

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  • Mr. Richard Ingram
  • 06-04-18

Such a legend

Funny and likeable Howard Mark's has led a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining life would loved to have had a smoke with this dude

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  • Daniel Hall
  • 05-06-21

Very interesting but...

Mark is brilliant and you could listen to his voice all day. His life was obviously very interesting but this book seems to never get into the bits you want to hear and dwells a but too much on some other, not so interesting parts.

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  • Flori JL
  • 04-27-21

Not the entire book!

I was disappointed it wasn't the entire book but I enjoyed the story very much.

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  • harry hamlin
  • 02-04-21

Not the whole book, but still very good.

Great to hear the fantastic tones of Mr Marks again, May he Rest in Peace

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-24-20

enjoyed

Second time on this book very enjoyable good story well told definitely well worth the read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-25-20

condensed Into 3 hours!!!

I've read the book I thought I'd buy it to take on holiday as really enjoyed it but this audio book seemed to be condensed. also a little hard to understand his voice in places as so deep.

buy the actual book much better and more info

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-20

Not what I thought.

Hard to listen and follow. Unsure if it was the accent. Have seen alot of docos etc on Howard marks that were alot more enjoyable. Didn't seem to flow at all then comes to a sudden stop. I thought it still had more to go. So much better out there. Not a great reading for what in reality is a miraculous story

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  • Adam
  • 03-01-17

Abridged version is waaaaay to short

Feels very rushed. Clearly a fascinating true story but characters introduced so quickly and glossed over it's hard to keep up.

Lots of key details about the smuggling and convictions remain unclear because of the concise nature of the way this is presented.