I have read or listened to dozens of true crime books written by authors who are considered to be the masters of the genre. And almost none of them can hold a candle to The Good Nurse for sheer entertainment value.
As an aging attorney who started out in the District Attorney's office nearly 40 years ago, I am usually irritated to some degree by the non-nuanced manner that the criminal justice system is treated in books, TV shows, movies, etc. But Graeber hits the nail right on the head in The Good Nurse. And he does it all without pandering to the perpetrator, the families of the victims, or the cops who eventually solve the case--a claim that in my opinion can be made by only one other true crime author (Vincent Bugliosi). If there is any justice in the world, The Good Nurse will become a classic like Helter Skelter.
And when I finished listening, I couldn't remember anything specific about the narration, which is exactly what I want--a narrator who delivers the goods and gets out of the way. Excellent job by Will Collyer.
Looking forward to more books by Charles Graeber.
I would not listen to the story again because I typically don't read/listen to a book or watch a movie or television show more than once.
The plot definitely kept my interest throughout the book. There was the plot itself but there was also the connection to society on a whole. I was constantly thinking on one level or another as I listened to the book.
I have not listened to any of Kathleen Mary Carthy's other performances before. I did enjoy this more than other books I have listened to before. As a narrator I found Ms. Carthy to be more expressive and interpretive of the story.
I did not have any extreme reactions to this book however I would describe it as thought provoking.