Pure Narco
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Listening Length 15 hours and 36 minutes
Author Jesse Fink, Luis Navia
Narrator Keith Scott
Audible.com.au Release Date 29 September 2020
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
Best Sellers Rank 7,037 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
14 in Organised Crime
33 in Organised Crime Accounts

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Reviewed in Australia on 16 January 2021

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not So Superfly?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 March 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 March 2021
Pure Narco is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. A warm and fluid read, the writer reveals the mechanics behind the narcotics industry through a series of vivid characters and the brutal, terrifying, and logistically complicated circumstances they face, that’s par the course of the ‘job’. The lifestyle is examined in a way that can make all us relate in some way to the inner conflict the central character Luis experiences, the seduction of money, the aphrodisiac of power and all manner of quiet destruction that comes when the human ego takes over. When you reach the end you realise you've completely suspended all sense of disbelief and you feel like you know Luis, and perhaps more surprisingly, that you like him. A seemingly ‘ordinary’ guy that has been blessed with extra ordinary people skills and great timing. This is all testament to the skill of the author Jesse Fink. The exhaustive depiction of the narcotics industry told through these eccentric characters is the key to what makes this book so enjoyable to read. There is plenty of historical knowledge, facts and statistics that give insight to the structural creation of the narcotics industry, but what makes it so easy to read in a sense, is that the author doesn’t frame the characters or what they do with any moral agenda or bias. An inhuman industry told in a very humane way. We are left to go within and decide for ourselves what we feel.
I also learned a thing or two about love and relationships. This is by no means a self help book, but after finishing the last chapter, I came away examining the ways I play small in my own life, not daring to dream bigger. Perhaps I will dare to dream a bit bigger now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Read this now!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 December 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Read this now!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 December 2020
Highly recommend this book! Brilliantly written this describes Luis Navia's descent into the drug trafficking business which involved smuggling tons of cocaine around the world for cartels in Colombia and Mexico. Middle-class and the son of a successful businessman it belies the notion that all poor desperados fall into the drug trade. Tales of countless murders , tortures and what seems like countless bodies flowing down the Rìo Cauca on a regular basis it also gives an inside look into the workings and dealings with the most notorious cartels and government and police corruption. Packed with interviews with his sister , kids, ex-girlfriends and other family members...most notably his ex-wife Patricia...an amazingly strong woman. His capture in 2000 ultimately saved his life! Its incredible he is still alive to tell the tale!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been shorter
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and gripping.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 April 2021
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