Narration of this book was ridiculous! Narrator didn't even know how to pronounce Quantico - how about quan teek o. Douglas spent way too much time talking about himself , I wanted to know more about BTK and his family rather than the author. He also gave way too much detail on how the victims died, to the point of voyeurism.
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.
This book is very disturbing. I bite off more then I could chew when I decided to listen this. It gave me nightmares to think that someone could be this sick in the head. As for the narrator, He is the worse I've ever heard. He actually made the story boring. I had to put it down several times because I was so bored with the way Jason Klav seemed to run one boring sentence into the next. I will not ever listen to a book Jason Klav narrates again.
like always John Douglas does a good Job very clear very thorough
all of Johns work are great cant get enough of him
no but he did the right voice for the book
no the whole book is heart stopping
get me more please I am on a role
No, because the narroator was awful.
For one thing, he was extremely wooden. Was he trying to sound like Douglas? Like BTK? Anyway, never mind that--at one point, he said
It made me fearful that there may be other killers out there like BTK. It also made me think about what makes a person like BTK tick. Even if he has a compulsion like this, does he think about it 24/7? What kind of miserable life must that be? I'd almost rather be a victim (I said almost) than live with the kind of compulsion that drove my life to such an extent. Did he have pleasure in anything else? Did his compulsions ever leave him enough to really enjoy his family life, or were his compulsions tormenting him 24/7? Also, I was both chilled to the bone and kind of relieved to find out that one of his victims said
Just because I razzed the narrator, don't skip this book. It's a worthwhile listen.
An excellent audio book. I am not going to dump on the poor besieged narrator - at least not in the way others have done. He actually added to my enjoyment of the book. His frequent mispronunciations allowed for the audio equivalent of bird spotting. There's one! There's another! Good fun amidst all the grueling horror of the tale.
All in all though, I think I am glad to now be back OUT of the mind of BTK - what a total waste of air and food that thing was, and still is...
This is the worst narrator I've ever heard. There are so many mispronounced words. It's amazing the mistakes weren't corrected - he mispronounces Quantico over and over. Very annoying. It's a fascinating story, but the narrator reads it like he thinks it's unbearably boring.
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!
A compelling story marred by a narrator who is not on speaking terms with many English words.