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The Making of a Massacre

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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[Contains sensitive content] On a warm evening in a small Mexican border town, men and women started disappearing. Local officials were warned to stay away and when it was all done, up to 200 people were gone. The Making of a Massacre is five-part true story detailing how well-intentioned efforts to curtail the drug trade by the US and Mexican governments had devastating effects. Led by ProPublica’s award-winning journalist Ginger Thompson and featuring true to life performances by notable actors Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Alana del la Garza, Clifton Collins Jr. and Snow Tha Product, listeners will hear how a town was caught in the crossfire of the drug war. When you add Making of a Massacre to your library you will receive all 5 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes.

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Superb!

Great listen. Very well made documentary. Sound was also very good. Really impressive for free.

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  • stuartjash
  • 2018-06-29

Good overall, production needs work

Good overall. If you enjoyed this, I can't recommend enough the Power of the Dog series by Don Winslow. That aside, it was interesting, especially since it was non-fiction. The production was mediocre for an Audible Original. The would play music at almost the same volume as a narrator at points, and occasionally that music would have vocals, which made understanding the narrator at times near impossible. I enjoyed it overall, but they went a little too heavy on the production. I'd recommend it though, just make sure you have you attention very well devoted to it, as parts of it can be difficult to understand if you aren't really focused on it.

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  • Charles
  • 2018-05-14

Great story

This is like a movie for your ears. Some of the actors are better than others, but it's a wonderful listen!

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  • Laura Cepeda
  • 2018-05-16

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY!

I thought it was exceptionally made and I honestly have no complaints. Everything about it was absolutely brilliant! Highly suggest it if you enjoy suspenseful, investigative documentaries

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  • Admiralu
  • 2018-08-06

A No Holds Barred Tale of a Massacre

This was an excellent series detailing the true story of a drug investigation gone horribly wrong. Pro Publica reporter Ginger Thompson spent a great deal of time investigating this story. She relates her investigation with her interviewee responses read by actors. The mistakes of several DEA agents led to a massacre in a Mexican town. At times chilling, this is a must listen that informs the listener of how drug investigations are handled regarding cartels. The performances were excellent. This one will stay with you.

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  • Heather Sivret
  • 2019-03-13

So sad and senseless deaths

The narrator and the voice actors were excellant. this is a great listen. I would recommend it to everyone but it did make me want to cry by the end.