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Ep. 1: The Takeover (Making of a Massacre)

Length: 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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[Contains sensitive content] Once a sleepy, well-to-do town on the border with Texas, how had Allende become a stronghold for the notoriously brutal Zetas cartel? Residents and lawmakers relive the town's terrifying takeover, enforced by the cartel's gunmen and local police-turned-henchmen. Former Zetas operatives reveal how they asserted power not just in Allende, but the entire region on the Mexico-US border.
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Really sad

Really thoughtful! And also really sad story. It makes us wonder about humanity and how people lose that so easily.

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Terrifying true story told with dramatic voices

The drug cartel story unfolds like a slow burn...it's easy to forget that this is actually based on true events, since the voices are so theatrically convincing (esp Danny Trejo's--love that guy!) and create its own encapsulated world of terror. I felt for all characters (good and diabolical), I didn't want it to end, and I hope that the audio world develops more hybrid stories like this. Thank you to the creators--fantastic reporting and drama!

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  • Aidy
  • 05-21-19

Brilliant

A great story into the life on the Mexican border town and the tragedy that unfolded

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  • amberannie
  • 01-08-19

Sad and horrifying story

This podcast was able to shine a light on a horrifying incident that took place in Mexico. It brings to life the suffering of the law abiding citizens of Mexico have to endure a the hands of a murderous drug gang.

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  • Lae
  • 07-30-18

A compelling story

An interesting journey through the lives of the main protagonists of this terrible event. chapter 4 was the best. he gave a clear description of the events and the tragedy that followed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-21-18

Wonderful story telling

Nice full and compassionate it was a wonderful story and full of life. It is nice they got actors to read the audio book version.