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Blow

How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All
Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Blow is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller-coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar's Medellín cartel - the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s.

Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly-born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise - one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth-largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500.

The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with 300 kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught.

With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a supercharged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically-acclaimed true-crime classic.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-2018

Head shaking story!

Amazing the things people will do for money! The movie does not even touch on the full story of George. It’s a great read if you are in to Crime books.

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  • Elisha
  • 30-08-2018

Fantastic

Fantastic account of Boston George. A enthralling look at the life of one of the United States most notorious drug smugglers.

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  • Robert Castellano
  • 05-07-2018

excellent read very In depth

very very good books I love how's it going to detail how the drug trade works definitely a good read

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  • DAMIAN
  • 15-06-2018

Scary Journey But Sad Ending

The narrators voice was very pleasing and easy to understand the most memorable part in the book was at the end when his dad played the cassette in his car over and over again telling him good bye for the last time from prison very good book very well layed out it becomes more adventurous towards the last 40% of the book.

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  • Carla
  • 15-08-2019

Entertaining

A really good book, kept me interested almost all the way through. sometimes got confusing but overall very good.

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  • Ryan
  • 14-08-2019

Shocking and True

Almost too crazy to be true. Great Book and engaging story! I highly recommend Blow!

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  • ProfessorEric
  • 28-07-2019

great story

as per usual the book is far superior to the movie! story was highly detailed with the exploits of george jung! have recommended to many people and will continue to do so!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-2019

A World Shared

As a former undercover narcotics detective, I found this book both riveting and familiar. Thank you....

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  • BigLikeElvis
  • 18-10-2018

real good

Very good. interesting. really kikes story, narrator, charachter build up. Would recomend to anyone who like 'Merican History.

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  • Dean M
  • 12-03-2019

Blows

I have struggled to get thru this book. I find it slow and a bit boring. I wanted to like it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-2018

better than the movie

this was a very easy read. if you liked the movie you will love this.

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  • Robert I.
  • 21-11-2018

Great listen

Very good , alot more detail than the movie,excellent from start to finish. Five stars

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