• Borderland Beat

  • Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War
  • By: Alejandro Marentes
  • Narrated by: Andrew Rowe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Borderland Beat project is collaboration from a group of people of different backgrounds located in the US and Mexico that gather information related to the Mexican drug cartels and presents it in English through the internet, publications, and presentations.

The information in this audiobook is fast-paced, with a lot of drug trafficking organization (DTO) information thrown at you at once. It's filled with hit men activity and the Mexican government's attempt to intervene, but it also contains a lot of direct, behind-the-scenes information from the author. 

The particular information in this audiobook is the involvement of the author from his early stages when he started to formalize his plan to bring to life the Borderland Beat Project. Follow Buggs as he sets the stage and takes you on a wild ride in to the dark shadows of the violence and chaos of the Mexican drug cartels. 

Get ready for a narrative of the deep dark world of Borderland Beat.

©2019 Alejandro Marentes (P)2020 Alex Marentes

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Better narrator

The book was interesting and filled with detailed info , the worst part for me was hearing it read the way it was . Many mispronunciations of simple words . I believe it should have been narrated by someone that could pronounce all the words in Spanish .

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Detailed story

The author did a great job when writing this book. However, audible did a terrible job at choosing a narrator. I'm a Spanish speaking native and I could not get past the terrible pronunciation of the narrator. AUDIBLE, next time choose a Spanish speaking narrator for stories like this.

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By far the most exciting and best narrated Cartel audiobook

The most exciting and best narrated historical account of drug cartels from a most reputable source thru the most violent and most turbulent years of Cartels reign in Mexico

I highly recommend to all nonfiction readers/listeners interested in Mexican Drug Cartels

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Informative and entertaining

love this subject & good books like this written in English
are hard to find. I really enjoyed it. packed full of information and entertaining. I watch the YOUTUBE channel as well although episodes are somewhat sporadic(just in case you want to scratch that borderland beat itch 😆) I would definitely recommend this audiobook!

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Ends up being like a bunch of scrambled words being run in one ear and out the other.

High hopes for the content and starts interesting enough, but quickly devolves into jibber jabber of almost seemingly unrelated passages. No through line or theme. Like a reading of random Boarderland.com blog paragraphs put together for many hours of ‘what the heck is going on the book? story?…’ I wouldn’t have bought it had I known.

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  • Ty
  • 04-05-21

Collection of murders

This book starts off promising, with the author describing a time he was riding through Mexico on a motorcycle and sharing his personal experiences. However, the book quickly turns into a what is essentially a catalog of cartel murders. There isn’t a whole lot of story. We basically jump from description of one brutal torture/murder to another.

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If the author would’ve..

If the author would’ve stopped writing to such an extent about his own blog and how great it was it might have actually been a good book.

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Amazing performance and story.

Enjoying the listen... my only main issue is .50BMG or .50Cal is repeatedly called 50mm... A .50Cal what is clearly meant is if measured in millimeters is 12.7mm later a 12GA is referred to 12mm. Not a huge deal just annoying as a "gun guy".

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  • rikki
  • 08-17-20

not a real book just a collect of web articles

Having backpacked around Mexico i have always been interested in the country and the drug situation. not really much new here just a rehash of the boarder land websites articles.
ok if you know nothing about the board wars, but just as easy to google this stuff for a quick summary,