Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $37.46

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Zero Zero Zero by Roberto Saviano, read by Paul Michael.

From the international best-selling author of Gomorrah, this searing exposé of dirty money and the drug trade reveals how they are at the heart of our lives, our economy, and our world.

©2016 Roberto Saviano (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"The most important book of the year.... Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism.... Saviano realises the brutal truth: that to understand narco-traffic is to understand the modern world...it is revolutionary." (Ed Vulliamy, Observer)
"A dense, dazzling, dizzying narrative about the terrifying violence of the cocaine trade, but also the vast, unassailable reach of it." (Rose George, Independent)
"A tremendously gripping work of reportage." (Ian Thomson, Evening Standard)
"Italy's bravest investigative writer...must-read nonfiction." ( GQ)
"Impassioned, remarkable." (Misha Glenny, Financial Times)
"After reading Saviano, it becomes impossible to see Italy, and the global market, in the same way again." ( The New York Times)

What listeners say about Zero Zero Zero

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing bravo

amazingly told felt as though you where next to the author as he spoke to all involved

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for JP
  • JP
  • 05-07-2017

Fascinating read into a hidden business world.

This book is a fascinating look inside a business that breeds corruption and horror in many societies from the poor producers to the victims in the production cycle. Not a recommended read for anybody fighting addictions and Thier own demons.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rossano Nocera
  • Rossano Nocera
  • 07-04-2020

Fascinating and very well narrated

Great listen/read. Forensic, interesting and very well told. Great narration too. Highly recommend this book !

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ramona S.
  • Ramona S.
  • 11-09-2019

Good examination of the black economy.

very detailed exploration which those seeking a more casual overview might find too in-depth. well read and chapters on Russia and the conclusion being very good indeed.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rudy Hughes
  • Rudy Hughes
  • 16-09-2018

Good

A collection of stories some interlinking, interesting and raw. Narrator is up and down, sometimes really good and other times just sounds like a wise guy. Good and factual.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for BrankoUK
  • BrankoUK
  • 20-08-2017

Typical Drugs Came From Nowhere Nonsense

This author writes beautifully. The problem is his memory for the drug war keeps activities safely away from the US and the UK. I suppose you can never give an honest account of the drug war and why it exists these days. Still, for anyone who knows who caused the entire decades-long war and who started the practice of state-sponsored subjugation with opium, you can only wince and be appalled that the worst offender of the conflict, America, gets zero condemnation.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gavrilo Princip
  • Gavrilo Princip
  • 08-02-2017

terrible performance

i really have to question the wisdom of employing a voice actor that can't pronuce Spanish names properly for this book

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.