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    • The Making of a Massacre

    • By: Audible Original, Ginger Thompson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY!

    • By Laura Cepeda on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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

    • By: Audible Original, Ginger Thompson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    [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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrifying true story told with dramatic voices

    • By Mark Sherstinsky on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 5: The Aftermath (Making of a Massacre)

    • By: Audible Original, Ginger Thompson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    [Contains sensitive content] To this day dozens of people are dead or missing, and the remains of buildings burned and demolished still dot the small town of Allende. And yet, Mexican authorities seem intent on leaving questions unanswered. The series closes with victims’ families detailing their struggle to untangle what really happened, and the DEA shares an official statement of their role in the tragedy.

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    • Ep. 2: The Operation (Making of a Massacre)

    • By: Audible Original, Ginger Thompson
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    [Contains sensitive content] Months before the massacre, the DEA launched “Operation Too Legit to Quit." It was aimed at stopping cocaine traffickers in Texas, but it led to the leaders of the Zetas cartel and a key piece of intelligence in Mexico. Hear the DEA agent and federal prosecutor at the center of that development explain how it happened - and from the cartel operatives who were their target.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 4: The Massacre (Making of a Massacre)

    • By: Audible Original, Ginger Thompson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    [Contains sensitive content] Gunmen from the Zetas cartel started pouring into Allende and surrounding towns. Fires rage on a ranch outside of town. The mayor and emergency services are warned to stay away. Suddenly, wives can't reach their husbands, children disappear and homes are bulldozed. Only questions remain.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 3: The Leak (Making of a Massacre)

    • By: Audible Original, Ginger Thompson
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    [Contains sensitive content] U.S. officials begin to strategize over their next steps with the new intelligence. And then, a rash decision is made -- the trackable cell phone numbers they obtained for two top cartel members get shared with Mexico. And suddenly, the operation begins to unravel and violence erupts.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The New Yorker, December 14th 2015 (Ginger Thompson, Ariel Levy, Malcolm Gladwell)

    • By: Ginger Thompson, Ariel Levy, Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "Guns and Terror", by Amy Davidson; "Trafficking in Terror", by Ginger Thompson; "Dolls and Feelings", by Ariel Levy; "Tough Medicine", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Hard Bargains", by Anthony Lane.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • could not download

    • By Russ on 01-17-16

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Mexico's Self-Image Problem

    • By: Ginger Thompson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Mexico's Self-Image Problem" is from the April 26, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Ginger Thompson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95