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Very well presented, with multiple actors voicing the protagonist and other supporting players. The format is mostly in the first person as a memoir, with the occasional authors note and press 'clippings' interspersed.
Where does American Desperado rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was just in amazement at how it all worked
Any additional comments?
Incredible story, Incredible life. really good listen, I loved it. this story is no holds bar account of a serious bad boy!!
Was a great story which I thoroughly enjoyed listening to.
Was broadly three parts, growing up the son of someone high up in the Mafia, being a soldier in Vietnam and finally his life as a smuggler.
All were told from a different angle which made the story more interesting, for example the war veteran was not from the "look at me I'm such a macho hero", but actually told of how the U.S. Government depended on people like him who would do "dark" things to the enemy, even though as he puts it they went too far on a number of occasions.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. It was incredibly fast paced and extremely interesting. Jon Roberts was also very fun and this comes out quite a lot throughout the book.
What was one of the most memorable moments of American Desperado?
When Jon was serving as a soldier in Vietnam.
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
They help make the book more three dimensional. I've never listened to an audiobook with so many narrators before and it really worked well. It helped define the different characters when at points, it would have been quite easy to get them mixed up. It also made it seem like each different character was expressing their own view point on the story.
Any additional comments?
If you're looking for your next 'fix', this is definitely it. I was thoroughly gutted when it finished.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Really interesting book to listen to. It moves effortlessly through the very different stages of his life, with just the right level of detail to keep you coming back to hear what's next. Strangely likeable character due to his frankness, almost remorse and occasional humorous comment.Yet equally easy to dislike due to his extremely violent, inhumane approach to managing any given problem. I definitely recommend listening to this book but note it's probably not for the squeamish or faint of heart... This book would make a great movie!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
all the ways they evaded the FBI are really interesting and you get a really good insight into how evil this guy really was some of the stories are pretty brutal but all in all this was a pretty damn good book it will have you interested right to the end
1 of 1 people found this review helpful