This book was a great listen and a very scary story. You'll be watching your back for awhile after listening to this one. The book details the life and making of an extremely scary serial killer from childhood.
Narration top notch! The storyline is excellent. Do not be put off by language later in the book, it is necessary to the account. Don't miss this one, Best since Shadow Divers for holding your attention.
Although morbidly interesting, I'm unable to continue listening to this book. Every chapter is virtually identical: man beats wife, man gets contract to kill, man kills... there's really no variation or surprise to the story & i've gotten to the point at which i don't really care what happens in the end.
Not believable. I usually enjoy true crime books but this book sounds made up and not very well. I feel like the charactors are stereotypes of Mafia or "bad guys". Even the wife sounds like she is making up the abusive courtship and marriage to the main charactor. If I am wrong about the abuse I apologize but just didn't sound believable. I felt like I was listening to a very bad Mickey Spillane novel.
A real life horror story that could have been written better as the author is repetative and the narrator reads the story as if he is reading instructions.
Great book (I have listened to the whole book twice). Learn how a killers mind works.
Philip Carlo vividly tells the story of how the Ice Man killed people in various ways.
Carlo does a good job showing the personalities of the killers family
I really liked the narrator in that he sounded like a 1950's scold. To those who say it is over-written, I say that that's part of the fun!
This is pure crap, if you want a good mafia listen check out - I hear you paint houses.
Writer, Reader, Former Bookseller (RIP Borders)
I enjoyed every minute of the book. Carlo tells the story in vivid detail, with an objective POV. The narration is good. The story would be unbelievable, if it wasn't true. Absolutely worth the time and money.