Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2009
CD ISBN 978-1-60024-475-9 $34.98 Nine CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Drug-cartel leader Pablo Escobar earned so many billions from his cocaine sales to the U.S. and Europe that $2,500 per month was spent on rubber bands to hold the bundles together. His brother and accountant, Roberto, describes how Pablo invented the production, smuggling, and distribution of the white powder to become the seventh-richest man in the world. Narrator Ruben Diaz's bilingual skills allow him fluency with the mixture of English and many Spanish names, phrases, and locations. His English has a hint of a Latin accent, adding a linguistic authenticity to the story of a simple Colombian man who loved his family, killed his enemies, and lived in the shadows. Pablo Escobar's legacy of corruption and crime still haunts much of Latin America. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2009]
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