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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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-06

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
  • 2018-08-30

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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  • Grove girl
  • 2020-10-01

Great book

I could barely stand listening to the reader not finishing his words although sometimes the lead characters name is George at other times it sounds like “Nore” The book is great though two thumbs up

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  • ProfessorEric
  • 2019-07-28

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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  • Robert Castellano
  • 2018-07-05

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
  • 2018-06-15

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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  • Jason
  • 2021-03-03

Great story, narrator annoying.

I try and learn all I can about Pablo Escobar and the Non-Hollywood version of Blow.
This Narrator though, I’m sure he’s a well educated man, comes off as annoying. As if he is trying to sound intelligent.
The way he pronounces certain words, sounds like he is talking from his nose.
I thought I could get over it but I found myself mocking the narrator, especially when he pronounces “George”. Great story though.

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  • L. de Curtis
  • 2021-02-24

Great story

It's incredible how sometimes reality gets surprising and entertaining like the best fiction. A great listen.

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  • Irod
  • 2021-01-13

if you liked the movie you will love this book

The book goes into George's life from childhood up until the trial of Carlos Lehder. I really liked seeing deeper in the relationship between these two. I think the movie painted a good picture but this will have you looking at things a little different. The person that surprised me the most being different that the movie portrayed was Richard Barile (Derek Foreal).

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  • Bret Hart
  • 2021-01-07

I waited a long time for this book

I waited a long time for this book and it did not disappoint! There were parts that dragged of course but this deep dive is what I’ve been waiting to read/ hear since I was 16 and first heard about “Boston George”