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Douglas

Douglas Auburn, WA, United States Member Since 2008

College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    If you were entranced by the style of Robert Graysmith's Zodiac or Bugliosi's Helter Skelter, you will similarly appreciate the hypnotic writing of Charles Graeber (yes, it means "gravedigger" in German) in The Good Nurse... It is easy enough to (falsely) assure yourself about most dangers in life, but what if your caregiver, outwardly diligent and trustworthy, were a cold-blooded killer, a psychopath murdering those whose bodies are made vulnerable to his supposedly healing hands? And these events were recent. Cullen was only caught in 2003. This book will do for the hospital bed what Psycho did for the shower...

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    The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

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    • By Charles Graeber
    • Narrated By Will Collyer
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    After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

    FanB14 says: "More Chilling than Murder?"
  • "This is the audio to the TV show..."

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    The narrator compares Lizzie Borden to O.J. Simpson. True enough. Both were guilty and got influential lawyers to get them off. But both paid, in a way, in the end. Intriguing story of a girl who whacked her parents.

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    Biography: Lizzie Borden

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    Did Lizzie Borden really take an axe and give her mother 40 whacks and her father 41? She was acquitted, but controversy still rages over the century-old double murder case. This documentary digs for the facts.

    Douglas says: "This is the audio to the TV show..."
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    The thing that makes these BIOGRAPHY shorts so compelling is that they always show the complexity of the characters without simply falling back on the legend. I recommend them one and all.

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    Biography: The James Gang

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    A profile of brothers Jesse and Frank James, who led a gang of killers and thieves that terrorized the Midwest. This documentary debunks the myth that Jesse was a frontier Robin Hood; he stole from anyone and killed those who got in his way.

    steve says: "Real Good"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Good Nurse the most enjoyable?

    This book reads like a thriller. It reeled me in from page one and I found it hard stop listening. I've had many sleepless nights trying to keep my eyes (and ears) open for this incredible story. Horrific, amazing, scary, shocking....but an absolute must listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good Nurse?

    While reading the description of patients receiving care on the burn unit, I cringed but couldn't stop reading.


    What does Will Collyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice was perfect for the "character" he portrays in this book. There were many times when I got so deep into the reading that I had to remind myself that the person reading wasn't the perpetrator.


    If you could give The Good Nurse a new subtitle, what would it be?

    A story of a relentless serial killer.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely recommended.

Listen While I Work

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  • "Like a TV Documentary"

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    This audiobook really sounds just like a documentary you might see on the History Channel, but no music. I actually found this audiobook because I like this narrator. I can understand everything she says, and she makes the narration fun (but not funny in this one). This isn't normally the kind of book I listen to, but I'm glad that I got it and feel that it was ultimately a good choice for me.

    There's some gory descriptions, but I thought that they were handled well both by the author and the narrator. Really it reminded me of watching a TV documentary but I was able to take care of work while listening, without feeling like I was missing something by not seeing a TV screen. I saw the whole thing in my head, creepy killers and all. That's some good narration!

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    Serial Killers True Crime: Cold Blooded Terrifying Serial Killers from Around the World

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    Monsters are real, and human beings can be the scariest of them all. It's an unfortunate fact that real life is sometimes more twisted than even the worst horror writer can imagine. Nowhere is this seen more clearly than when discussing serial killers. While many people can understand, if not condone, a crime of passion or vengeance, it is different for those who kill, time and time again, for reasons that the common person, could not hope to understand?

    Listen While I Work says: "Like a TV Documentary"

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    Jeg sad over for den attenårige Kenneth på et lille kontor på Nakskov politigård. Han ville ikke have kaffe eller wienerbrød. Noget skulle han have, så jeg havde stillet et glas vand foran ham. Kenneth sad foroverbøjet med hænderne i skødet. En spinkel og almindelig dreng at se på og uden iøjnefaldende fællestræk med en klassisk kriminel. Det var en fremtoning, der stod i skærende kontrast til det, jeg havde set på gerningsstedet. Det passede bare ikke sammen.

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    To paraphrase the note from the translator, The Celebrated Crimes of Alexandre Dumas père was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language - has minced no words - to describe violent scenes of violent times. In this, the fifth of the series, Dumas tells the story of Karl-Ludwig Sand, a man little known to the English-speaking world, but famous among German speakers; he was the man who assassinated August von Kotzebue, a vigorous advocate of Russia's interests and the interests of the Austrian Empire. In the years immediately following the fall of Napoleon, many people in Germany, particularly young people, were eagerly anticipating the coming of liberal government. Much to their dismay, the autocratic governments existing before the war were not only re-established, but put great energy to ensuring that a liberal revolution would never happen. Karl-Ludwig Sand, a young German student, became convinced that Kotzebue was the key figure in this wave of repression. He made up his mind to kill the man, and kill him he did.

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    For most of us, the story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy depicts Lee Harvey Oswald as a convenient cliche or a conspiracy puppet, Lone Gunman or Framed Patsy. Lost among the competing theories of villainy and cover-up is the real Lee Harvey Oswald, a troubled young man from a fractured family, a lonely child born without a future. In this original and dramatic work, Steven Beschloss draws on a rich but relatively unmined public record, key interviews with Marguerite and other family members, and Lee's own writing.

  • Vesco from Wall Street to Castro's Cuba: The Rise, Fall, and Exile of the King of White Collar Crime (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Herzog III Narrated by Brian Allard

    Vesco from Wall Street to Castro's Cuba: The Rise, Fall, and Exile of the King of White Collar Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Arthur Herzog III
    • Narrated By Brian Allard
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    Today's high-flying, high-rolling conglomarateurs and corporate raiders are a tame lot compared to their immediate predecessors. The most notorious of these is Robert Vesco, the Kingfish himself, who in 1973 fled the United States accused of looting $250 million from Investors Overseas Services. Now, in this riveting account, noted author Arthur Herzog tells the astounding story of this high school dropout from Detroit, who parlayed cunning, ambition, a brilliant mind, and above all, other people's gullibility and money into a vast financial empire.