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Mystery Reader

Mystery Reader

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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
    (141)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (128)

    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"
    "Fascinating and complicated story"
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    What did you love best about Dark Alliance?

    The drug story is fascinating and sounds well researched, but it is sometimes hard to keep up with all of the people in audio form. If I were reading it, I would probably flip back and forth to remind myself of people.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favorite?

    I did not care for the voices to indicate different speakers although the Sam Nunn accent was pretty good. I am a bit of a nitpicker on pronunciation, and there were a couple of issues--Lawton Chiles pronounced as Chill-ays and the Medellin cartel pronounced almost as medallion.

    Otherwise, I liked the narration--appropriate inflection and easy to follow.


    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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