Like all of John Douglas's true crime books, this is a fascinating read. Alas, narrator Jason Klav's personal vocabulary isnt up to the task. Its not just technical terms he mangles, but seemingly any word thats not used in everyday conversation. (Example: demolished building are "razed", pronounced like "raised". Klav's pronunciation is "razzed".) The truly amazing thing is that the producer didnt catch it and make him re-record those sections.
Still I recommend the book.... and that you try to take Klav's numerous bobbles as unintentional comedy, lightening some very dark material.
This is a prime example of why you should ALWAYS listen before you buy! Has Jason Klav ever watched a cop show or anything about the FBI? I don't think so. He mispronounces Quantico as Quanteeco and modus operandi as modis operandy. VERY annoying since these words are oft repeated in a novel by an FBI profiler. I haven't even finished yet and I'm almost beyond what I can stand. John Douglas tells an interesting story but PLEASE hire someone who knows the pronounciation of words to read it!
I've read several John Douglas books and they are all interesting and informative, and this one was no exception. However, I had higher hopes for the interview with the subject and instead it was underwhelming. Also I kept getting taken out of the story by the Jason Klav's mispronunciations.
I love the fact that John Douglas understands the great importance of coming to understand the thought processes and shaping of the most disturbing offenders in our culture AND he's willing to write about it. When I hear about such vicious crimes, I always wonder what makes someone behave in such a way. John Douglas explains it all.
Douglas - his insight, ego, and occasional dark sarcasm
The interview with BTK. Also the actual journaling of BTK
I liked the narrator for the most part but some really obvious mispronunciations bugged me. If you're gonna narrate true crime and FBI, you really can't afford to get "Quantico" wrong. Mistakes like Dulles, enviable, and Egcetera are much more forgiveable but not "Quantico".
This is a very gripping book. You will learn a lot about the case and the man who called himself BTK
I actually found it difficult getting out of the "mind" of BTK as the book is so well-written you will find it hard to put down
A small warning: The book is graphic so it's not for the faint of heart