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Mr Nice

Narrated by: Howard Marks
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

During the mid-1980s, Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money-laundering vehicles serving his core activity: dope dealing.

Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, and soon he was moving much larger quantities into Europe and into America. The academic life began to lose its allure. At the height of his career, he was smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA, and the Mafia. Numerous newspaper profiles, books, and television documentaries have been devoted to Howard Mark's life. Touched with humour, charm, and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.

©1996 Howard Marks

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Not what I thought.

Hard to listen and follow. Unsure if it was the accent. Have seen alot of docos etc on Howard marks that were alot more enjoyable. Didn't seem to flow at all then comes to a sudden stop. I thought it still had more to go. So much better out there. Not a great reading for what in reality is a miraculous story

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Abridged version is waaaaay to short

Feels very rushed. Clearly a fascinating true story but characters introduced so quickly and glossed over it's hard to keep up.

Lots of key details about the smuggling and convictions remain unclear because of the concise nature of the way this is presented.

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  • kris zaycher
  • 05-12-2017

Wish it was the whole book

One of my favorite books, sad to see it cut down to about a third

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  • Andrea Mui
  • 29-09-2020

Not the whole book.

This is not the whole book. Quite disappointing. I read the paperback version of this book years ago. Clearly this is only a small part of the actual book.

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  • Cindy
  • 01-07-2016

struggled to understand his speech

Hard to understand his English with his accent. dragging story, I feel its really boring too

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  • Jonb133
  • 07-11-2016

Most of the book missing

Bit of a con. I read the book years ago and I thought I'd try it again but this is a fraction of what is in the book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-10-2018

Abridged version

Great story and told brilliantly. However this is not the entire book which is a shame.

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  • Mr. Richard Ingram
  • 04-06-2018

Such a legend

Funny and likeable Howard Mark's has led a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining life would loved to have had a smoke with this dude

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  • Mr. G. Pritchard
  • 08-08-2020

Abridged too far

I read the original when it can out and found it full of interesting characters and scents. None of this is portrayed in this abridged version which should never have been allowed to be published. Howard Marks must have needed the money otherwise he wouldn’t have narrated such a pale shadow of his excellent memoir.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-01-2020

condensed Into 3 hours!!!

I've read the book I thought I'd buy it to take on holiday as really enjoyed it but this audio book seemed to be condensed. also a little hard to understand his voice in places as so deep. buy the actual book much better and more info

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-2019

Howard Marks.. Mr Nice

An exceptional account of an exceptional man Throughly entertaining and highly recommended. Truly a multi faceted individual.

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  • Jack
  • 17-06-2019

Arbidged

A great story but an abridged version of the actual book. Still a great listen having Mr Nice himself narrating the tale. Would recommend.

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  • Dave
  • 07-05-2019

A truly outstanding story

This guy had a life most people only dream of, I’m sure that he would do things differently given another go.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-04-2019

Ace! Would recommend to all

Very, very interesting. Love the way that it is narrated by Howard Marks himself, normally I find audiobooks a bit too long.. but I actually wished this was longer ! the only slight criticism I have is the boggling amount of people's names Howard mentions, it can be a little bit hard to keep up with (even though it doesn't impede the story !)

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  • Boothiey
  • 12-09-2018

A lot of the original book has been missed.

I have read the book but thought i'd indulge myself again but was disappointed that a lot of the book had been skipped over..... BUT..... Mark's delivery makes up for it!