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!
Get John Douglass and Johnny Dodd to write a fascinating book. The get a some young man off the street to narrate it. I don't like giving bad reviews. The book was very well written as I expected it to be but after the first 4hrs I was having to force myself to continue listening. I know it's been a few years since it was published and the audiobook produced but whoever has the right to it should pay a heavy hitting voice actor and it will pay for itself in no time. I hate to give Radar any more ego sense that's what he wants but he IS a very interesting killer. They had the right stuff for a great audiobook but dropped the ball on the narrator.
Not a chance. The guy sounds like Owen Wilson and mispronounced more words than I could count. How does that even happen?
As an author myself, dyslexic, and ADD, I need something that grabs me. Non-fiction on things of interest to me, educates, & titillates.
Outstanding, intacate, profile of the BTK serial killer . What I wouldn't give to work side-by-side with this brilliant man.
Listened to it twice. I'm ready for the written test Mr. Douglas.
The story was well put together and narrated. My one complaint was the narrator saying Qaunt"eek"o over and over instead of Quantico.
Scary but fascinating. The narrator was mediocre; he mispronounces key words thru out the story. How can you narrate a story by an FBI agent and not know the correct pronunciation of Quantico? This book will have you sleeping with the light on but would have been much more fascinating with a professional narrator. Maybe Jason Klav was the authors nephew and needed something to do.