I Am the Market

  • by Luca Rastello
  • Narrated by Paul Thornley
  • 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the cocaine trade. This is how it's done: with hard work and a good system. With coca made into cubes, dissolved in liquid, hidden in marble blocks or inside electric cable. With willing mules swallowing drugs in ovules (they'll be arrested - this is part of the system). With shipments measured in tons. With money in cash, always. And these are the risks: police dogs, scanners, customs, infiltrators - and if you do it right, it will make you rich. And if you don't, you'll spend your life in jail. This is the first-hand guide to living well on the wrong side of the law.
Luca Rastello gets the story of the market straight from a convicted smuggler: the true, unbelievable story of an illegal trade that supports economies and destroys lives, and the war on drugs that makes it all possible. This Italian bestseller has been translated into English by Jonathan Hunt.


What the Critics Say

"Conversational, confidential, convincing, up front and down dirty." (The Times)
"Brazen, defiant and brilliant." (Daily Telegraph)
"A unique and unsettling look behind the scenes of the international cocaine market" (Time Out)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

i love the narration by Paul Thornley

sometimes hard to follow who was who and who was doing what as the book moved from place to place and person to person but i guess that's actually the essence of the subject matter
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- Liz Trujillo Forero

There are moments..

Thi book has MOMENTS of greatness, but ultimately is a let down. Even as a "how to" book on smuggling cocaine, the techniques are (the book even admits) outdated. Clearly, very few people on audible would download it just to become a better cocaine smuggler. However, that's the ONLY reason I can see anyone actually benefitting from this book.
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- aaron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios