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Publisher's Summary

Drug Lord, a firsthand account of drug dealing, murder, and corruption, tells of drug kingpin Pablo Acosta, who smuggled up to 20 tons of cocaine each year into the United States before treachery brought about his downfall and grisly death.

©2019 Terrence E. Poppa (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Not just another cartel book

Drug Lord reveals the story of Pablo Acosta, critical figure in the transitional time period between old world and modern Mexican Drug cartels. If you watched Narcos Mexico, they paid no real honest time on the subject of Acosta, which is a shame because he was authentic Bandito, with old world values, and he controlled an area of central Mexico which was the gateway between the southern states of Oaxaca, Michoacán and Acapulco and N Mexico. For people who loved the (now gone) great Mexican landrace pot strains from the 60s and early 70s, and wonder what happened, this story provides the missing links.

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Exciting book

The book was well written and it has a bunch of action in it, for being a true story. If you have 12 hours of time to listen to a story full of heart riveting action, well then check this out.

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a thorough look into the Mexican drug empire

a thorough look into the Mexican drug empire. highly recommend this title to anyone interested

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Real facts not whats on netflix

Great details. Great sources. Accurate facts. The war on drugs is an exercise in futility. It will never stop. “As long as americanans want drugs ill sell them”-Pablo Acosta.

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Long and boring

Was about an hour and a half into the book and had to quit. Zero capture of interest.



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good book

a wild adventurous book. well informed and descriptive info about chases and murders in Mexico

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History lesson

Highly informative without exploiting or glamorizing the subject matter. Highly recommended. The narrator was also top notch .

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Okay...

It was fine, but there are better stories of this subject matter.

Good read by Duran.

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good book

narrator was good, the story is very interesting. you can catch part of it in the netflix series "narcos mexico". only problem is that it was a little slow at times. interesting listen though if you enjoy drug culture.

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drug cartel

good read if your into drug cartel stuff, goes over all kinds of different drug smugglers

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Narctastic

Impressively narrated and so insightful. Have to remind ones self this is/was real life! A piece to the Narco puzzle