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 found the narrator to be very dull sounding and monotoned, and I also found John Douglas' recounting of the BTK story (which occurred in my home town of Wichita, and that I vividly remember) to be a bit self serving. I felt that John Douglas took a lot of credit for things that he believes contributed to BTK's capture. While I am sure he was involved and was used as an advisor, I believe the real heroes of this story are the Wichita Police Department's ongoing and never failing efforts. Specifically, Lt. Ken Landwehr, (who recently died of cancer at an age far too young), was an amazing real life pursuer of BTK. John Douglas mentions Lt. Landwehr, but doesn't really give credit for his efforts. For someone who lived through this nightmare as a citizen while BTK terrorized our city for 30 years, I feel that credit for BTK's capture lies within Wichita's police efforts.
The narration was so tedious and dull! I just didn't find the presentation very interesting, I slugged through the entire book because I knew the story as a citizen, but was just not impressed.
No, the narrator was unnecessarily dull and monotoned.
I would have preferred a more modest John Douglas.
This is a good true crime story, made comical at times by the horrible mispronunciations of the narrator. He mispronounces library so many times that by the end you will almost be used to it. I'm not sure that if I would have known how bad this would interrupt
the story, I would have picked up this audible.
Yes, if they were interested in true crime.
Not really, I mean I knew Dennis Rader was BTK, so that wasn't a mystery for me. However, the story provides a lot of information and detail that I did not know previously.
It is hard for me to believe that in this day and age with so many crime shows/movies/documentaries that someone doesn't know how to pronounce "Quantico" or "modus operandi"; I am surprised that no one corrected the narrator on the proper pronunciations. The narration was not intolerable in my opinion, but the disconnect between the narrator and the subject was disconcerting and annoying.
No, due to the graphic nature of some the crime scene details I needed a break.
As long as it wasn't narrated by this one.
A different narrator.
No idea. Couldn't get through more than an hour.
Read this. Do not listen to it!
Our narcissistic and materialistic society breeds these sociopaths. This book is an excellent expose of what goes on inside the minds of ruthless serial killers, in this case BTK. The author goes into alot of depth beginning with what happened and then moving on to how it happened and then on to why it happened, so you get similar material under different angles.