Blood in the Fields
- Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang
- Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
- Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-24-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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By Half Hitch on 02-07-17
Informative, but neither gripping or compelling.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I grew bored and lost interest - although detailed in some aspects, most of the material is from court documents/transcripts and not from what the "Ten Years Inside..." subtitle might suggest. As a result, it reads like an Academic paper with the occassional flash of artistry.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The material could be condensed into half or 2/3 volume while not losing thrust. A heavy reliance on transcripts/interviews/etc comes across.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Cassandra Campbell?
Yes, her efforts to inflect a Chicano/a accent into the characters dialogue should be noted. 1 thing though; "Tule" is not prounounced "tool", it's "Two-Lee". Gracias
Could you see Blood in the Fields being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Yes - more artistic license might actually breath some compelling life into the featured characters.
Any additional comments?
Not a bad book, but I'd skip it unless you are pursuing a career in Law Enforcement, Legal, and/or Social Services.
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By IAMRiZ on 05-26-18
Didn't care for the narrator
Narrator could've been better. cheesy accents and mispronunciation took away from the authenticity. As A Salinas native, this story was captivating! Especially because a few of the people in this book are friends and family.