Must Listen Horrific Tale of Cartel Barbarism and Government Corruption and Incompetence
Review by: The Audiobook ReviewOof, what I can I say? This was an intense story about what happened when the Zetas, a notoriously violent drug cartel came to Allende, a town on the border between Mexico and the US. Before this, I only really knew about the horrors inflicted by the cartels as the occasional news story or what I've seen on TV shows... but I don't think I've ever sat and listened to stories as told by the civilians on the ground.
As told by the survivors of the horrors that the Zetas rained down upon the citizens. The brutality of what happened, the incompetence and corruption of law enforcement and government that lead to hundreds of innocents - as young as 7 months old - killed and burned to ash.
Many stories were translated and voiced by professional actors - Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Alana del la Garza, Clifton Collins Jr. and Snow Tha Product - and you could be forgiven for thinking you're listening to a work of fiction before realising they're telling the stories of real people.
A thoroughly engaging listen, and I found myself wishing there was so much more. The 25-minute episodes flew by, but I could easily imagine there being enough for many more hours.
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