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The Making of a Massacre

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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In March 2011, gunmen from one of the most violent drug trafficking cartels in the world swept through a small Mexican border town, leaving behind dozens of disappearances and deaths. This series follows ProPublica's Pulitzer Prize-winning Ginger Thompson as she investigates an instance where America's war on drugs had devastating civilian consequences. The Making Of A Massacre includes interviews with surviving townspeople, officials, and cartel members – voices of some townspeople have been narrated by actors in translation – and is particularly timely given Trump’s aggressive and erratic threats to clamp down on groups like MS-13. 

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Superb!

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

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A story worth telling

the story was worth telling but the series felt as if it lacked. still worth a listen to understand what happened to the people involved.

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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
  • Camarillo, California United States
  • 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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  • Anton P.
  • AUSTIN, TX, US
  • 2019-05-05

Mind blowing

I didn’t know what to expect, it went over the expectation, it’s captivating and an eye opener. I highly recommend this story!

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  • Walter Franco
  • Maceió
  • 2019-04-18

Mind-blowing!

Not only impressed with the story, but also the actors impersonating the real figures. Simply amazing!

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  • Heather Sivret
  • Arizona, USA
  • 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.