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  • New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime
  • By: Jared Savage
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lovatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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Gangland

By: Jared Savage
Narrated by: Stephen Lovatt
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New Zealand's underworld of organized crime and deadly gangs. 

"The best true-crime book of the year by a long stretch." (Steve Braunias, Newsroom)

"A series of rip-snorting yarns about gangs, drugs, fancy cars, wads of cash, violence, and guns - Aotearoa New Zealand style." (Simon Bridges) 

New Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organized crime is about making money. It's a business. But over the past 20 years, the dealers have graduated from motorcycle gangs to Asian crime syndicates and now the most dangerous drug lords in the world - the Mexican cartels.

In Gangland, award-winning investigative reporter Jared Savage shines a light into New Zealand's rising underworld of organized crime and violent gangs.

The brutal execution of a husband and wife; the undercover cop who infiltrated a casino VIP lounge; the midnight fishing trip that led to the country's biggest cocaine bust; the gangster who shot his best friend in a motorcycle shop: These stories go behind the headlines and open the door to an invisible world - a world where millions of dollars are made, life is cheap, and allegiances change like the flick of a switch.

©2020 Jared Savage (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Best Book I have read in the last 12 months

Incredibly eye opening and devastating to hear the state of affairs in New Zealand with meth. Best book I have read/listened to in a while. Couldnt stop.

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Great audiobook

Well written engaging and well read audiobook high recommend. One of the better books on audible

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Great listen..

Fabulous story, wonderfully narrated.. we were enthralled and were eager for the next chapter.. and the next...

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Fantastic coverage of modern day true crime.

fantastic book and well written in logical steps. It can be quite in depth if you're trying to remember who's who, so it's not really a book that can play in background and if you miss a sentence it doesn't matter. miss a sentence and you could be playing catch-up for the next 3 minutes trying to work out what happened. the best but about this is how it covers modern day incidents, some of which are still before the courts.

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You have the right to remain silent...

and listen to this tour de force! now we have the current picture it would be fitting to learn about the experiences what gave rise to the earlier generations of crime gangs in Aotearoa....

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An insight into the unseen

A well written and well narrated book, I did read it on 1.2x because I found the narrator a bit slow 😂. The content was great and the detail into stories left nothing to the imagination. I do wonder if some of it was made up as, you do think “how on earth would anyone except the people there know what happened” but it all fits. Worth a read on how the gangs NZ and overseas run NZ underworld

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Absolutely fantastic

From the stories, the way it’s written to the performance. Brilliant.
Recommend to all who are looking for an enthralling yet easy to listen to, book full of interesting stories and characters.

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Topical and Necessary

Gangland is an excellent read. Entertaining, provocative and educational. I was either left breathless and shocked from the gun barrel anecdotes or lightly amused even laughing out loud from time to time at the lighter images painted by the author. I wonder how many readers will think 'I had no idea' about this underworld that surrounds us? Thanks so much for the Summer read Jared.

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Great Read

Growing up within the old school poverty and gang life of New Zealand and now living a quality life in Australia. I found this book perfect. It was raw and real. Informitive and educational. All too often the media (and social media) with poular music, portray the gang and crime life as something of glory. This book ensured the reader (listerner) was made aware of the effects this life has on the common community. Making sure these crime figures were not portrayed as celebrities but at criminals. I enjoyed the book.

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Great insight to the NZ criminal world

This book grabs you from the start and drags you into the steamy underworld of crime and narcotics in New Zealand, easy to listen to and highly interesting. I throughly recommend this book.

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