Zero Zero Zero
Roberto Saviano

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Narrated By: Paul Michael

Duration: 16 hours and 2 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Zero Zero Zero by Roberto Saviano, read by Paul Michael.

From the international bestselling author of Gomorrah, this searing exposé of dirty money and the drug trade reveals how they are at the heart of our lives, our economy, and our world.

'The most important book of the year ... Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism ... Saviano realises the brutal truth: that to understand narco-traffic is to understand the modern world ... it is revolutionary' Ed Vulliamy, Observer

'A dense, dazzling, dizzying narrative about the terrifying violence of the cocaine trade, but also the vast, unassailable reach of it' Rose George, Independent

'A tremendously gripping work of reportage' Ian Thomson, Evening Standard

'Italy's bravest investigative writer ... must-read nonfiction' GQ

'Impassioned, remarkable' Misha Glenny, Financial Times

'After reading Saviano, it becomes impossible to see Italy, and the global market, in the same way again' The New York Times

Genre

True crime, Drugs trade / drug trafficking, International economics, Reportage & collected journalism

Listen to a sample

After reading Saviano, it becomes impossible to see Italy, and the global market, in the same way again.

The New York Times

Saviano has an astonishing ability to write luminously yet subtly about terrible things.

Le Parisien

Brave and passionate

Guardian

Saviano should be commended for his bravery, and supported by all who share his revulsion.

Observer

Vivid . . . lands a resounding thump to the solar plexus

Economist

A national hero.

Umberto Eco

Intriguing . . . grimly absorbing . . . a tremendously gripping work of reportage

Evening Standard

A dense, dazzling, dizzying narrative about the terrifying violence of the cocaine trade, but also the vast, unassailable reach of it.

Rose George

Impassioned . . . a literary style that switches from vivid descriptions of human depravity to a philosophical consideration of the meaning of violence in the modern world.

Financial Times

A powerful work of reportage . . . it goes to the heart of the financial sector's dependence on drug capital and its depredations

Telegraph

Saviano is a blazingly vivid and courageous writer.