• The Bluegrass Conspiracy

  • An Inside Story of Power, Greed, Drugs, and Murder
  • By: Sally Denton
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulligan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

When Kentucky blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985 - carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine - the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the US government. The story of Thornton and “The Company” he served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption, is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century.

©1990 Sally Denton (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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From Kentucky

I am a little disappointed in listening to this book. I found myself yelling the Kentucky pronunciations of many of the names of towns, cities or counties. Would have either loved hearing a Kentuckian narrate this or for the Author to guide the narrator on how things were pronounced.

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Great book. Horrible narration.

The book was great. Especially if you are from Kentucky. No surprise of the rampant corruption. The narrator was the worst. If I hadn’t wanted to hear the book so badly I would not have been able to get past the first chapter. Her “accent” for Kentuckians was more Louisiana than Kentucky and her total destruction of Kentucky locations and other words was painful. Please have someone else redo this book. I would love to give it another listen but not with this reader. If I see her name attached to another book I won’t be listening.

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Good story if you're from the area

Good book if you are from the area but the narrator is horrible. If you cannot pronounce the county of Kentucky in which the story takes place you are in trouble. Horrible southern accents that are stereotypical but not factual.

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Bad.....

wrong narrator for this kind of book. she sounds like she should be narrating a children's book. really killed the mood

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Wild Story

Wild story, with a lot of different players. Certain points can be a bit dry, whild others don't even seem real.

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Horrible Narration

Sounded more like a YouTube computer generated voice. Read the book, Unless you like computer generated voices.

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A fascinating listen for a home-grown Kentuckian

Good story, but reader commits too many errors in pronunciation and portrays an annoying dialect.

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Female Narrator killed this book.

I hated her voice from the beginning. It killed a possibly good or great novel. The Narrator has no skills, voice inflection, voice acting, just terrible. Only made through 57 min. Then Dumped the book.

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Ok

Great story, but more than a few assumptions were made in order to sell some books.

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great book terrible performance by the reader.

excellent book great information the narrator is terrible. mispronunciation of several Kentucky towns. but overall well worth the listen.

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  • 10-09-19

Another bad narrator

Would love to hear the story, but I can't listen to Kate Mulligan. She sounds like a robot. Made it through 2 minutes 51 and had to stop.