• Midnight in Mexico

  • A Reporter's Journey through a Country's Descent into Darkness
  • By: Alfredo Corchado
  • Narrated by: Timothy Andres Pabon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (332 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A crusading Mexican American journalist searches for justice and hope in an increasingly violent Mexico.

In the last decade, more than 100,000 people have been killed or disappeared in the Mexican drug war, and drug trafficking there is a multibillion-dollar business. In a country where the powerful are rarely scrutinized, noted Mexican American journalist Alfredo Corchado refuses to shrink from reporting on government corruption, murders in Juarez, or the ruthless drug cartels of Mexico. One night, Corchado received a tip that he could be the next target of the Zetas, a violent paramilitary group - and that he had 24 hours to find out if the threat was true.

Midnight in Mexico is the story of one man's quest to report the truth of his country - as he races to save his own life.

©2019 Alfredo Corchado (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Fascinating & suspenseful historical non-fiction!

I had the pleasure of attending a reading Mr. Corchado did a few years ago at a local community college. Fascinated by his story, I devoured this book. Listening to this book added a new dimension of understanding to the unrest in Mexico and Central America today. Thank you for releasing this great work in audio format! Bravo!

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Description is misleading..

I thought this book was going to be a deep dive into the 100,000+ people who’ve gone missing in Mexico and the mass graves being found across the country. This book was not about that.. more about one journalist’s story and combination of personal experiences. It was ok because I love Mexico and have an interest in the people and their struggles but it wasn’t great.

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I was bored...

I quit midway through the book. The premise had me intrigued. It just never got there for me.


Pabon was the wrong narrator for this. Too soft.

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Excellent!

Like all things Mexico, I have always been skeptical of journalism about the never ending corruption and collusion between the government and cartels. The authors roots and humble beginnings shine through and for anyone wanting to know why we (Mexicans) are here, this will answer it. The book mirrors many parts of my life story and for me reminds me why I love America. Yet that flame that harkens back to my Meso-American origins will never die, nor should it.

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Great narrator but way less action than expected

Overall its a good listen. Heavy on cultural description and light on actual narco action

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The sadness in Mexico.

Very compelling story. I see Mexicans in a hole new light. Hopefully the tide will turn.

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Catchy title

Book was hard to follow in a little bit of a let down. Not very many stories that were specific to the cartels.

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Long book

I found this book to be unnecessarily long. The narrator is great with both English and Spanish languages. The ending was a little strange and tragic. It didn’t seem to allow for it to process before the end. I would move it up to the beginning.

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Different view

Author was very informative. It was nice to hear a reporter/Mexican American w family in Mexico’s version instead of the typical law enforcement story.

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Drug Cartels No Mercy

Enjoyed this story but it's so real & sad. My Grandma was forced out of Mexico by Pancho Villa so this story really hit home.