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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 : Histoire, Amériques

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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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  • Sharon Hayner
  • 25/05/2020

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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  • Karen or Jason
  • 09/07/2020

Interesting but Narrator is Awful

This was an interesting story but was rough to listen to for 14 hours. The narrator is awful and sounds like a robot. I sometimes questioned if Alexa was reading it to me. Also note that the book was written in the mid 90s even though it says it was published in 2019. I recommend reading this one instead of listening to it via Audible.

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  • Tuckee Fox
  • 09/07/2020

Even better when you've grown up hearing the names

Good story and bios on the people involved. The reader should drop her "fake Georgia draw" and pronounce Versailles like she's been there. That said, it's on point. get it, and enjoy. not really a plot/story. reads more like a report with a narrative. however, I know more about my area, now. I still believe that KY runs the rest of the world!

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  • Coleman Szekely
  • 25/06/2020

Unbelievable, love this book

Enjoyed the detail and backstory...learned alot about Kentucky history. I was captivated from the beginning and had to finish the book as quickly as possible, because it is that good

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  • MAC33351
  • 22/03/2020

Great storyline, interesting.

A well done piece in some interesting characters in the history of KY and the drug world.

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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!