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Download The Cyanide Canary: A Story of Injustice Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Hilldorfer Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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This story of environmental injustice, at a level not seen since A Civil Action and Erin Brockovich, begins with young Scott Dominquez of Soda Springs, Idaho. He reports to his job at Evergreen Resources, an acid-fertilizing production facility, on the morning of August 27, 1996. By 11 o'clock that morning, he had been pulled from a poison-storage tank, barely alive and severely brain-damaged.

Saddened and outraged by what had happened to Scott, EPA Special Agent Joseph Hilldorfer began a relentless battle to bring Evergreen's owner, Allan Elias, to justice. Elias had used the tank to store cyanide and phosphoric acid - the chemicals used by the Nazis for their Final Solution - all the while assuring his workers that the tank's contents were safe.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinbs | 8/19/2013

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read! It reads like fiction but it is much more gripping, bc you know it is a true story! I could not put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 7/27/2013

    " A well written account of an important Idaho trial. True story! Sandy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Dean | 11/23/2012

    " A very compelling, true and interesting book about the greed, deception, the environment and the Federal court system. I really liked this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/17/2012

    " Could not put this book down. Technically factual and akin to a documentary. Emotionally gripping and disturbing. Reveals the true extent of the human condition...greed, forgiveness and perseverance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kcastro | 2/3/2011

    " This crime took place in Southeast Idaho. The author attended a conference and sat at my table for lunch. Nice man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barak | 1/1/2010

    " pretty interesting. Tells the story of the criminal prosecution of a small-time chemical processor who completely ignored environmental and safety regulations eventually causing the severe and permanent injury of one of his employees. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenifer | 12/24/2009

    " I enjoyed this book because the event took place in Idaho. It was interesting to learn about the environmental laws that corporations are "supposed" to abide by and all the loopholes and shady things they do to save a few bucks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 5/31/2009

    " Anyone interested in the environment and how the EPA works in finding and prosecuting individuals and companies that violate regulations, will find this book interesting. It is a true story and very readable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/31/2009

    " Okay, not all that exciting to me, but then I wasn't expecting an environmental true-crime documentary but a mystery novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlin Justus | 12/11/2008

    " Reason I chose law school. This book makes lawyers ( EPA ones at that) look like superheroes! It's a powerful eye opening look into phosphate mines and work conditions. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Buzz | 7/11/2007

    " An Erin Brokovich like tale... hard to believe people can be so foolish at the risk of others. Worth the read "

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