There were many parts in this book where I was horrified to find myself laughing. After all, this is a story about an unrepentant murderer and self-described sociopath. But still In fact, I was less horrified by "John" than by the incredible ineptitude and lack of morality in law enforcement The reader for John was amazing.
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He completely pulled off the changes in John's moods as appropriate to the story. In fact, the reader was so good, there was a subtle difference between John's younger days and his older, "wiser" days.
This book is nothing but an endless litany of sociopathic cruelty. One ugly, gruesome anecdote of absolute depravity after another After the first 10 or 15 descriptive stories of skinning people alive, breaking bones, knee-capping, cutting off appendages, et. After the next 30 or 40 such stories, you don't become numb or inured to them, just increasingly sick and tired of them Though few and far between, every so often there's a brief passage about Pablo Escobar or the logistics of smuggling which feels like a breath of fresh air.
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But, a few minutes later, it's back to beatings and brain matter, stabbings and entrails Tedium, thy name is Jon Roberts This is the memoir of an unintelligent sociopath with and unfathomably screwed up perspective on the world. If you want to subject yourself to hours listening to his narcissism and how everyone else is a 'moron' this is for you. I listened to 8 hours of this before losing the will to live.
If you're looking for a mafia thriller packed with great characters I'd try something else. The story totally keeps you on the edge of your seat from the get go. I loved it! Great listen, the only complaint for me was listening to Jon Robert's exaggeration of everything..
If he went to the store he picked up 3 chick's and had his way with em, tossed em out then robbed the store That is what I mean, that was a trip to the store for the main character, that's just my example of how far fetched some things were. To be clear that wasn't in the book just an example of how alot of the stories were.
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Even then it's still a great book and an instant favorite of mine. De : Jon Roberts , Evan Wright. Lu par : Mark Bramhall. Description In 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.
Evan Wright puts you so deep inside a career in organized crime that midway through you'll begin expecting a knock on your door and a call from your lawyer. Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent. Commentaires des auditeurs. Commentaires Audible. Commentaires Amazon. Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
American Desperado: My Life–From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset
Trier par :. That's when Roberts shifted from being a drug dealer to a drug importer for the Colombian Medellin cartel.
Roberts was living it up: He had half a dozen servants, a Porsche, multiple houses, dozens of race horses and friends in high places, including the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The U. Roberts and a few American partners created a highly advanced drug-smuggling system that included secret airfields, listening posts to eavesdrop on Coast Guard communications, and homing beacons for tracking cocaine shipped by sea.
Their drug-smuggling schemes stymied the U. In the late s, one of Roberts' associates ratted him and several other people out to the government.
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Roberts immediately went into hiding. For five years, he evaded the police, but they caught up with him in and charged him with overseeing the importation of billions of dollars of cocaine. Roberts was able to avoid a lengthy prison sentence by becoming a cooperating witness and informant for the federal government.
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