The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow audiobook
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The Power of the Dog

By Don Winslow
Read by Ray Porter

The Cartel Trilogy: Book 1

20.21 Hours 05/01/2008 Unabridged
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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. And they are all 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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2006 Macavity Award Finalist for Best Mystery Novel

A 2006 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel

A 2006 Dilys Award Finalist

A 2005 Hammett Prize Finalist

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. And they are all 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Power of the Dog throws shadows a mile long. Fearless, humane, aesthetically fervent, it’s also passionate, unapologetic, gorgeously written, and unquestionably authentic.” Dennis Lehane
“A pit bull of a book. Once unleashed, this thriller…charges and attacks without mercy, shredding anyone in its path.” Washington Post
“An express train of a thriller that cannot be put down…One of this year’s finest novels.” Baltimore Sun
“Ambitious, dense and gritty…Well-drawn characters and plenty of double-crossing make this a thinking person’s narco-thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“Porter captures the story’s intensity, deftly using inflection and pauses.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Yann 9/13/2017
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A great window on the war on drugs.

Winslow's book is a perfect fictional narrative describing the costs of the war on drugs. A mix of real life and fiction, the book never disappoints. If you are cognisant of history, some of the plot twists might be predictable but they are nonetheless effective.

Ray Porter does a great job of reading the book, using his Mexican, American, Italian and Irish accents to great effect.
by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Get Ready To Stay Up All Night !

This book moves along at a break neck speed and the story is just so engrossing that you find yourself like a driver who see a traffic accident and knows it's going to be awful but can't help but look. Ray Porter is the reader and what a talented actor / reader he makes the story come alive with his reading. I would listen to it again yeah it's one of those books enjoy !

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 20.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English