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The Bluegrass Conspiracy

An Inside Story of Power, Greed, Drugs, and Murder
Lu par : Kate Mulligan
Durée : 14 h et 1 min
Catégories : Anglais - History, American

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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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  • Amy
  • 22/12/2019

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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  • Jackie Disponette
  • 29/08/2019

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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  • rspivey
  • 26/01/2020

Decent Story...Performance, meh...

Government/law enforcement corruption is always distressing for me to read about because I was a former prosecutor. Denton paints a picture of rampant corruption on a local, State, and Federal level -- so rampant that it made me wonder whether she overplayed her hand somewhat. I'm not convinced that her hero was as heroic as she portrayed or that her villains were quite so villainous. But something was definitely amiss here with many of the characters in this true story.

I powered through this book nonetheless. The reader, however, made it more difficult because after the first couple of gaffes I was distracted from the story since I was listening for performance miscues. I should have written down the half dozen or so examples but I didn't. However, toward the end of the book the author was describing how crimes can involve a moral wrong or can simply be illegal without being immoral. True enough, and the word that describes this distinction is "turpitude". But the reader mis-read the word "turpitude" .... she said "turp-ti-tude". Now, maybe that seems like a picky example, but after a few of those oddballs it gets distracting. I found myself wondering, "Did the author actually write that?" or "Did the reader not hear herself say that?" or "Why did the editors not catch that?" Anyway, I was busy with these thoughts and I ended up having to go back and listen again for content. Exasperating!