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[Contains sensitive content] On a warm evening in a small Mexican border town, men and women started disappearing. Local officials were warned to stay away and when it was all done, up to 200 people were gone. The Making of a Massacre is five-part true story detailing how well-intentioned efforts to curtail the drug trade by the US and Mexican governments had devastating effects. Led by ProPublica’s award-winning journalist Ginger Thompson and featuring true to life performances by notable actors Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Alana del la Garza, Clifton Collins Jr. and Snow Tha Product, listeners will hear how a town was caught in the crossfire of the drug war. When you add Making of a Massacre to your library you will receive all 5 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes.

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Listen to a Snippet From These Episodes

How a drug cartel signs up new members.
What does it feel like when dark forces seize control of your town?
The DEA looks to arrest the wife of a cartel member.
“Don’t go near there, or they’ll take you, too.”

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  • Ep. 1: The Takeover (Making of a Massacre)
  • How a drug cartel signs up new members.
  • Ep. 1: The Takeover (Making of a Massacre)
  • What does it feel like when dark forces seize control of your town?
  • Ep. 2: The Operation (Making of a Massacre)
  • The DEA looks to arrest the wife of a cartel member.
  • Ep. 5: The Aftermath (Making of a Massacre)
  • “Don’t go near there, or they’ll take you, too.”
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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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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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  • Simon
  • 05-14-18

An Utterly Barbaric Tale

This is genuinely an amazing story where truth is actually more evil than fiction. I have seen much less extreme stories in fictional thrillers described as being unrealistic. It's an unbelievably tragic story of oppression, corruption and unrestrained violence. The fact that it can happen in the modern day will seem almost inconceivable to most of us in the UK but is unfortunately a reality for some.

The production values are as you would expect very strong but to me some of it seemed overly dramatic in tone. The story is an incredible one in its own right so introducing the chapters in the same tone as an action movie trailer and so on really isn't needed. Maybe it does help for a US audience, I couldn't say, but it did take a little of the impact away for my personal tastes.

That said, it is a story that needed to be told, and it needs to be heard so if you have a couple of hours free take the time. just don't expect any faith you have in the goodness of humanity to survive unscathed.

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