The Cali Cartel

  • by Shaun Attwood
  • Narrated by John H Fehskens
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An electrifying account of the Cali Cartel beyond its portrayal on Netflix.
From the ashes of Pablo Escobar's empire rose an even bigger and more malevolent cartel. A new breed of sophisticated mobsters became the kings of cocaine. Their leader was Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela - known as the Chess Player due to his foresight and calculated cunning.
Gilberto and his terrifying brother, Miguel, ran a multi-billion-dollar drug empire like a corporation. They employed a politically astute brand of thuggery and spent $10 million to put a president in power. Although the godfathers from Cali preferred bribery over violence, their many loyal torturers and hit men were never idle.

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Eye opening

Extremely interesting book that draws you in slowly then completely amazes you. Filled with action and sometimes giving me goosebumps, it was shocking to hear everything in this book because whilst we know this is explains what has actually happened in the past, the dealings and the murders sound too extraordinary to not be fiction! Really good writing that pulls you in, I was upset that it had to end!
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- Helen

Gripping and fascinating insight

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Its very engaging, well written and well narrated.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Its kind of hard to "like" such bad guys :)


What about John H Fehskens’s performance did you like?

His narration was clear and consistent.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The helicopter crash scene was very lifelike. I felt like I was there!


Any additional comments?

This is that highly desirable combination of a well-written and interesting book, which is perfectly narrated as well. The author displays a depth of knowledge that hints at strong levels of personal experience and research. The reader/listener is constantly engaged. The narration keeps the pace moving as though you were reading it, and does not let up, you want to continue with each chapter in a binge-listening kind of way: sleep, who needs it, I need to listen to the next chapter! It was full of information about "the other side" - everybody has heard of the Medellin Cartel, but to hear in such depth about their direct competition was a fascinating journey. Shaun Attwood is an accomplished recorder of fact and writes engagingly, and John H Fehsken narrates as though he were reading over Shaun's shoulder, the both of them in deep conversation together about their subject. Brilliant!

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- hellkatjen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2017
  • Publisher: Shaun Attwood