[the True Story of An English Drug-smuggler, A Notorious Bolivian Prison and Enough Cocaine to Cover the Andes]Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2010
MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison. Thomas ended up making a living by giving backpackers tours of the prison, he became a fixture on the backpacking circuit and was named in the Lonely Planet guide to Bolivia. When he was told that for a bribe of 5000 dollars his sentence could be overturned, it was the many backpackers who'd passed through who sent him the money. Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, MARCHING POWDER is an always riveting story of survival.
Publisher: Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, p2010.
Edition: MP3 ed.
Branch Call Number: AUD YOU
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.