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The popular television series Narcos captures only half the truth. Here, at last, is the full story.

Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time. But these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.

More than two decades after the full-fledged manhunt finally caught up with the king of cocaine, Juan Pablo Escobar travels to the past to reveal an unabridged version of his father - a man capable of committing the most extreme acts of cruelty while simultaneously professing infinite love for his family.

This is not the story of a child seeking redemption for his father but a shocking look at the consequences of violence and the overwhelming need for peace and forgiveness.

©2016 Juan Pablo Escobar (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Not enough new information

If you’ve seen the Netflix series, “Pablo Escobar”, then 80% of this book will be pretty consistent with the show, so you will get bored with a lot of the book. Only 20% covers Pablo’s son’s personal views relative to his father’s life. I was looking to read more about personal side and not about all the data already known.

I find Juan’s book to be mostly genuine, but at times I think he somewhat exaggerates the role he played in some of the stories he tells—some things are not believable coming from the 16-year-old that he was.

One thing I certainly do not believe is his claim that he, his mother, and his sister were left broke after Pablo died. He constantly references paying off this guy or that guy, buying houses, investment properties in Argentina, etc. If they were truly broke then where did all this money come from? There’s no doubt that they had access to lots of hidden cash, accessed and used as needed. No way they were broke!

I’ve read a few books about Pablo, including “The Accountant’s Story” written by Pablo’s brother Roberto. I also watched both Netflix series on him as well. If you’ve done the same then you’ll most likely have the same opinions as mine.

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Netflix wished they had this..

An amazing story of terror and heartache. To feel his words and feel it through his perspective shows how great the author poured into the book. Oddly inspiring too.

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I really liked the sons view on his father Pablo.

I was pleased by the sons view of his father it was different from other versons.

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amazing book hope he writes more.

ome of the best books about pablo escobar out there. though juan pablo blames carlos castano for the bombing of the das buildimg and not his father which i find suspect.

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I enjoyed this book very much, it was Extremely understand hearing it from the Sons Experience,

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Great Book

What a story This book is a must Listen Definetly recommend The narration and everthing Is on point!

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Very skewed and biased

If you ever want to take a course on how to detect a liar, this book would make great supplemental reading. The editing process missed his jumbled calendar of events, Dealings with the Callie cartel. This should be a riches to rags story and how he has overcome the murderous idiocy of his sperm donor. And stated the boat gives a biased and poor look into the dealings of one of the worst narco trafficker terrorists of Columbia. It would have been a more interesting story to see how he and his family overcame the stigma of living, loving, hiding with, communicating on behalf of, and shielding the location of Pablo Escobar. The book is written from a poor little rich boy’s reflections. I hope he made $1 million on the book. But I would not recommend this book to anyone interested, unless you can buy it for a 10th of the price.

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Amazing!!!

To know the side of juan Pablo's story it's just breath taken extremely entertaining and to see how he end up it's a testimony

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If you enjoyed Narcos. . .

you will definitely love this book as much as I did! potatoes potatoes potatoes potatoes

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Very honest but loving story

It’s hard to in anyway empathize with someone like Pablo Escobar but in life we make choices based on the options we are given in life. Juan Pablo gave an honest and respectful account of what he saw and heard. It was brilliantly told and had my attention from beginning to the end.