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The Force

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Don Winslow

Narrated By: Dion Graham

Date: June 2017

Duration: 13 hours 28 minutes


All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.

He’s the king of Manhattan North, a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself.

What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.

The Force is a haunting story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, it is a masterpiece of urban realism full of shocking twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting us today.


  • Sally K.

    Great story and narration

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kaleah T.

    This book needs to be made into a movie. I was drawn into the story from the beginning, with scenes that were at times laugh-out-loud funny and others jaw-droppingly shocking. Winslow deeply immerses the reader into dirty cop culture, sometimes to a fault. Cops were described upholding the blue wall again and again, no matter how badly a fellow "brother" cop messed up. It got pretty infuriating. I did, however, enjoy many of Denny's observations on crime statistics, the unintended (or perhaps intended) consequences of cracking down on petty crime, and the origins of the illegal gun pipeline. The last few chapters really picked up the pace, while simultaneously offering some important backstory. With corruption abounding absolutely everywhere, Winslow was able to draw some empathy from me for Malone, and I felt kind of sad when it ended. Similar to American Gangster, I found myself kind of rooting for the bad guy. Dion Graham's narration is superb as always!

  • Leon S

    The book was okay. 3.5 stars or so. The narration was terrible. I understand that he was told to narrate a certain way, but really detracts from the story.


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