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The Power of the Dog Audiobook

The Power of the Dog

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Publisher's Summary

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.

Art Montana is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell's Kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. All of them are trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación.

From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

©2005 Don Winslow; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A pit bull of a book. Once unleashed, this thriller...charges and attacks without mercy, shredding anyone in its path....A well-tuned plot, driving rhythm, intelligence and a touch of politics." (Washington Post)

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    Danielle Wright 09-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    This book kept me on my toes the entire time! Loved it! I'd recommend it to anyone.

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    Noah K. Kaufman Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States 08-12-16
    Noah K. Kaufman Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States 08-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Epic!"

    Best book ever!highly highly highly recommend reading this book. It is a masterpiece. Can't wait to get to the cartel and other Winslow books.

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    Adam 07-28-16
    Adam 07-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An Epic Tale"

    I read the second book in the series first "The Cartel", and I have to agree, that while Cartel is great, Power of the Dog is much better. POTD draws from the true history of the narcos and drug war in latin america and mexico. While the book is graphic and dark, and certaibly not for the faint of heart, it is a brilliantly told story, with great characters. Full of action, triumph and deceit, POTD delivers the goods

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    Fidel Fort Worth, TX, United States 07-20-16
    Fidel Fort Worth, TX, United States 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book!"

    Great book, the story and over all the narrator. I recommend this book to anyone.

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    M. Welden 07-19-16
    M. Welden 07-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Long but engrossing"

    A great story told from many different points of view. The in depth character development makes you feel empathy even for some of the bad guys, as the bad guys come in so many different shades of gray. Ray Porter does an amazing job with all the different voices and accents.

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    Bret 06-16-16
    Bret 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listening experience"

    late incredible is all I can say. One of the most enjoyable audiobook experiences ever.

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    Ben 06-15-16
    Ben 06-15-16
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    "Awesome read"

    Great read spanning decades and continents. In depth characters and complex story line. Recommended for all fans of action novels

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    Mark Aarhus V, Denmark 06-10-16
    Mark Aarhus V, Denmark 06-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Long and difficult for me to follow"

    I don't have English as my first language, but is very competent nonetheless. despite this I found the store somewhat hard to follow. Mostly because there's a Game of Thrones like list of characters that my brain couldn't handle. The book should be made into a movie at some point and I'll definitely watch that.

    The narrator was very good. Book reads like a movie at times. Also very nice insights into the mind and thoughts of the drug smugglers.

    I'd very much recommend this book. Especially if you feel competent in handling large scale, multi personal books.

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    Rachael 06-08-16
    Rachael 06-08-16
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    "Longer than it needed to be..."

    ... but interesting exploration of the ways we cause the very things we work to stop.

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    Alison Gottlieb 06-08-16
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    "Loved everything about this book!!!!!"

    With the exception of one torture/gruesome scene where I had to fast forward it for about 30 sec, I couldn't stop listening. I usually listen only in my car during my long commute but I found myself listening while cooking dinner and on the weekends. This was super suspenseful and the narrator was phenomenal. Highly recommend!!!

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