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!
The narration was so abysmal I cannot believe it was allowed to be put into production. There are too many mispronounced words to list here, but words as simple as "razed" were pronounced "razzed." It's such an embarrassing performance I will make sure not to listen to any other audio books featuring this narrator, if there are any.
The content is extremely riveting, but also so disturbing it makes you both terrified and nauseous at times.
The inability to correctly pronounce words drove me insane. I enjoyed other John Douglas book greatly, I can't tell if this one was equally as good and was just awfully narrated or if it is just not on par with the others. all in all this was a struggle to get through but I still can say I'd read more books by Douglas without hesitation.
Great story practically ruined by constant mispronunciation of even basic words! It's noxious fumes NOT nauseous fumes! Doesn't author care enough to listen to his book before it's for sale?? Fantastic story so I had to give it 4 stars.
The story itself is great, but the narration was extremely annoying. He constantly miss pronounced words that came up quite often in this book. This led me to dislike his voice in general.
How he was caught.
Pronunciation was horrible.
First of all, the narrator sounded like a kid. I could handle the monotone but the mispronunciations was grating. Who doesn't know how to pronounce. "Quantico"? I go to a library, not a "libary". Like fingernails on a chalkboard. I definitely will notice the narrator before I purchase again. In order to write a review you must at least give one star. The one star for "performance" was forced. I didn't want to give it any.