Everything... The writing made me feel as if I were there... The narrator was fantastic. I loved the feeling that I was the only one who was allowed in on the secrets of the author and subject.
The character for whom the book is named: Richard Kuklinski
He is awesome. I love listening to his reading.
The Ice Man: Confessions of a Killer
I would rate this book a R rating. Some violent scenes are depicted in the book.
So many mafia mysteries uncovered!
The Hoffa story or the Castellano Hit were nearly a revelation!
As a Psychological Grad, this book is an amazing window into the mind, heart, and soul of world's craziest killer.
Listen to this, youll be shocked and awed. Unbelievable enough to be believed.
You feel his power, and his vulnerablility. No excuses, just truth.
Micheal brought a sense of professional "Crime lab" feel to it... like a movie without video.
90% of our psychology is formed by age 10. We can only stand on foundations set by our upbringing. Richard showed all the signs. He grew up in a nightmare and thus became one to survive. A real life Jeckel/Hyde.
A truly worthy book. This book got me interested in researching serial killers.
I found the book eerily compellling.
The actions by this man are hard to believe. This "stuff" must really happen.
Very much so. It is a thriller in the true sense; an episode of Law and Order that was't made up. A testament to the necessity of family and how a bad childhood affects and entire world. The writing is incredible, the narration is just creepy enough to make your armhar stand. If you listen to this, make sure to stick around for the interviews with Richard. Putting to the story to a name and a face gives you a complete understanding of the icyness of his caharcter.
yes, but it's wicked long
I'm glad he's in prison.
this book shows how a catholic cop with an attitude took this hero off the streets. the life story of Richard is very detailed and tells why he did what he did. The children he saved from sick sadistic scum bags! The rats he kept fed in the name of street justice. he disposed of Rapist of young kids, drug dealers, bad criminals, etc. All this from a loving family man and decon of his church. shows how the police and one of Richards so called friends did the set up to bust him. How the media drama as they do today, can make a good thing into bad drama. a crooked court room, and set him up for multiple life sentences from hear say of criminals and a female crack head. it is a must have book!!!!!!!
Pretty incredible story. What's worse? It's true...the Ice Man was the most prolific and cold blooded killer of our time. The interviews at the end of the book are worth the book itself.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
and the first few chapters held my interest but this guy isn't worth 19 hours
A rather despicable human being raised my morbid curiosity but it was satisfied early
and I won't be going back for more.
Oh well it was on sale
Like some of the other reviewers, I was disappointed by the credibility of this supposed biography.
This book was highly entertaining, and the violence in it was sensational and shocking. The author did a good job building the characters and making you empathize with them, and as a listener, I felt immersed in the story.
However, it seems as though the author listened to the ramblings of Kuklinski while in prison, embellished them, and then presented them as fact. I will refrain from any specifics so that I don't ruin the book for those who haven't read it, but some of the stories are absurd and most of them are unverifiable.