Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Don't read this book if language, talk of rape, torture or killing bothers you, it is very graphic. The content comes directly from serial killers and no punches are held back. Even I had a hard time with it and thought TMI was added. With that said the story was so engrossing. What does it say about me, when I have a fascination with serial killers. I don't know, but thankfully it is only a passing interest. The author mentions serial killers that I had not heard of both past and present ones. I happened to look the names up to find out what they had done. As morbid as it is, it was also fascinating. As for the story about Tony's tragedy it is amazing how people are able to overcome life, this part of the book was an emotional roller coaster. Narrator is a little monotone, but as you continue on with the story he really fits the part.
Life long compulsive reader & lover of recorded books
I can get into true crime and to my chagrin share with many a certain morbid curiosity about the workings of the minds of serial killers but this book moves in a different, perturbing direction.
I would not be inclined to listen to anything by this author again.
This book borrowed elements from reality and true crime shows but it ended up being distasteful and disturbing.
Sure. I would be interested in learning more about the serial killers, reading more about their crimes and history; and then read it again when I know the people better.
It didn't sugar coat the crimes, but also didn't get too gory. I also liked the fact that many people would have written Tony off after his brain injury, but instead his work helped heal others.
He did a different voice for the serial killers; the bad part was, he used the same "voice" for each person. So the killers had the same "laugh", etc... But, overall I would listen to him again.
Same as the headline: Tragedy's can sometimes lead to greatness
I recommend studying up on Tony and the killers prior to reading. You don't HAVE to, but I think it would add value.
Say something about yourself!
In the 50%. Great Book about the purpose and place one can find for oneself even in the midst of what seems irreparable!
The deep love the parents had for their son and their long suffering attitude.
The voice of the serial killers. Great job with that.
It was difficult to put down but some parts were difficult to listen to when the killers were telling their stories through their letters.
This book leaves you feeling very aware of the menacing individuals in our society and so sad for the lives destroyed by these monsters!
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I've only just started this story but I have been reeled in by not only the narration, but the story itself. Once I have completed the story I will be able to update my review. So far though....so good!
The narration was very good. The story was pretty disturbing, a bit drawn out, but a good listen.
Great listen, this book was by far one of my favorites. If you like true crime and have the stomach for it then get this book!
Let me begin by saying that I am far from squeamish. I love true crime and am often frustrated by the lack of details provided about the crimes themselves or the psyche of the killers. This book leaves NOTHING OUT. It is graphic, almost to a fault the correspondence with the killers is bone chilling.
The narration was brilliant and made the letters from Gacy, and others spring to life in a way I sort of wish they hadn't.
I have always wondered what they were like, and now I think I know more than I wanted to.
Be warned, you can't unhear this book.
I was expecting insight into the serial killer mind and was delivered correspondence between one man and various serial killers. Little insight was provided and the book seemed to rely on graphic detail to keep readers interested.
The narrator was bland and added little.
It may appeal to horror/slasher film buffs ... but at a much slower and more mundane pace.