Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Making of a Massacre by Ginger Thompson

The Making of a Massacre by Ginger Thompson is a 5 part nonfiction podcast that I was able to download for FREE to my Kindle from Audible. Listening time for The Making of a Massacre by Ginger Thompson is 2 hours, 10 minutes. Below is my honest, unbiased review of The Making of a Massacre by Ginger Thompson.

I liked listening this nonfiction podcast. It discusses the devastating effects of the drug trade at the US/Mexico border and the deadly consequences when things go very wrong.

The following is the publisher's summary for The Making of a Massacre by Ginger Thompson from Audible:
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.
I am giving The Making of a Massacre by Ginger Thompson 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. A timely subject. Did you learn things you did not know before?

    1. Yes and no... This was a more in depth view on how one specific border town between the US and Mexico was effected by one of the drug cartels in Mexico with very devastating/deadly consequences. Learning the details are as horrifying as one would expect from this topic as they get.