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    • American Desperado

    • My Life - From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset
    • By: Jon Roberts, Evan Wright
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

    In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times best-selling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned, began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during which time Wright came to realize that Roberts was much more than the de-facto “transportation chief” of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s, much more than a facilitator of a national drug epidemic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST First Person (realistic) Criminal Account

    • By aaron on 12-05-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Generation Kill

    • By: Evan Wright
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714

    They were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the 23 Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and well paced, though poorly narrated

    • By James on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hella Nation

    • By: Evan Wright
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    From his work as a reporter at Hustler magazine to his National Magazine Award-winning writing for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, Evan Wright has always had an affinity for outsiders---what he calls "the lost tribes of America."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hella Yes

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • American Desperado

    • My Life as a Cocaine Cowboy
    • By: Jon Roberts, Evan Wright
    • Narrated by: Christina Rooney, Erik Davies, Johnathan McClain, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    American Desperado is possibly the most jaw-dropping, event-filled, adrenaline-soaked criminal autobiography ever written. Like a real-life Scarface Jon was born into the upper levels of the Gambino crime family and witnessed his first murder at age seven. He became a one-man juvenile crime wave before joining an assassination squad in Vietnam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping and gritty real-life crime

    • By James Prendergast on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $25.68

    • All The Wrong Places (2009)

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Evan Wright, Will Chaffey, Cash Peters
    • Narrated by: Thomas Curwen
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19