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  • Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gary Webb
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (180)

    In July 1995, San Jose Mercury-News reporter Gary Webb found the Big One - the blockbuster story every journalist secretly dreams about - without even looking for it. A simple phone call concerning an unexceptional pending drug trial turned into a massive conspiracy involving the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, L.A. and Bay Area crack cocaine dealers, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Mystery Reader says: "Fascinating and complicated story"
    "Gripping complicated story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dark Alliance the most enjoyable?

    As the child of the 1980's I vaguely remember hearing phrases like Iran/Contra/ & something about how crack was the latest plague of the far off innner cities. It was a treat -as an adult- to finally hear the entire story in such an engaging format.


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    What can I say- the man's a master.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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