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Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the mind-twisting true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell.
Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush.
American Made rips the roof off Bush and Clinton's complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.
©2016 Shaun Attwood (P)2017 Shaun Attwood
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By baggers on 08-22-17

amazing!

What made the experience of listening to American Made the most enjoyable?

This book will change your worldview about politicians and the corruption at the heart of the war on drugs. I can tell by the Tom cruise trailer that the Hollywood movie is a total whitewash of Barry seal’s life. This book has the real story. It is even endorsed by Barry Seal’s son, Aaron Seal.

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By Harley quinn on 08-21-17

An engrossing listen with a different perspective

With all the lies told about the War on Drugs, it's really refreshing to find new information presented in such an entertaining way. Packed with details but never too densely to lose sight of such an exciting story, American Made definitely merits repeated listening.

The narrator really brings the characters alive, working well with the snappy dialogue and the revelations about some of our most famous political families are truly explosive.

If you're curious to learn more after watching Narcos or you want to know true story that the Tom Cruise movie is afraid to tell, this one is for you.

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By Gordon on 11-29-17

Fact or Fiction?

I had high expectations of this book ... the topic is explosive enough and I assumed that the author had a good knowledge of the matter and a proper methodology to approach it. Alas! Shaun is knowledgeable but apart from the chapters where he writes about Escobar and Bush (namely their biographies), every other chapter is simply ruined by quasi-factual claims. I do not argue that events did not happen as the author has described them, the thing is that Shaun presents his claims with little or no support at all. Statements such as ‘birds can fly’ do not request much deliberation, but claims that Clintons are closely connected to drug trafficking demands more meet on the bone. He does provides a lot of information but piled up facts do not constitute an argument. Reading a lot on this topic, I am inclined to take his viewpoint but then again …. where do you draw the line between author’s imagination/construct and facts. This distinction line is not clear in his book. Please do not take me wrong, the narrative flow is very dynamic, I cannot say I was bored at any point but … many times Shaun was all over the place and not sticking closely to the topic at hand. I have just finished reading “The devil’s chessboard” by David Talbot and maybe that book raised my expectations too high so when I started “American Made”, I was somewhat disappointed. Notwithstanding this, I think that Shaun has a very good material that needs more editorial work (for example, leave out all dialogues unless they are part of court room notes – Shaun was definitely not there when Berry talked to his wife or his friends so why bother presenting it as something that really happened – it just ruins the book). If he publishes a second edition and has a good editor, then this book can be a really, really good read. As it stands, it is an entertaining read that is on the border between fiction and factuality (I would rather place it on the ‘fiction’ shelf).

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By Emma T. on 09-04-17

great story

great story, look forward to hearing more from Shaun. would definitely recommend this book to people

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