I've always been interested in serial killers so this one stood out to me. The book was very detailed and graphic almost to the point some of it was really sickening. I wouldnt recommend this book for someone who isn't ready for details about killing and rape but if you are open minded as I am you should be fine. The book, and true story, talks about a boy that had a traumatic brain injury. He was somewhat isolated due to outbursts and begins writing to serial killers with his families supervision. The book goes into details about what was written to give you a peek into how the killers think.
This guy was awesome at reading
I wish the book was longer
Working the night shift with audible:-)
To my friends who are into psychology, yes. To my friend with a weak stomach, no.
It made my stomach turn.
This was pornography, not what I'd expected I only listened to the first chapter. The sample was ample The reader seemed fine. The author may be good as well, but the matter repulsed me.
One of the best.
Cant think of one just yet,
The way he narrated it with such compassion and understanding.
Tonys Pen Pals
We know there are evil people out there and Alan Sklar narrated it in such a way that he makes us realize how dangerous & soulless people can be, without a conscious but proud of how they tormented anyone who crossed their paths.just for their sick enjoyment.
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
This is a great listen. The main character has a heartwarming and tragic story in his own right. But the real story is what he does, who he talks to and what they tell him. It is fascinating and I found myself unable to hit the stop button. Warning though: If you don't like a LOT of strong language and sexually suggestive materials, do not buy this. If that doesn't bother you, I highly reccomend it.
I don't feel like this is one of those books you re-read (listen)... i enjoyed it, but once you know the details there isn't a suspense factor anymore.
Very good. He kept you hooked.
No, it took some time. The topics aren't something you grab on to when your in certain moods.
I enjoyed this book, the murders and victim contact scenes were extremely detailed. But if your intrigued to these kinda books, it's what your here for.
WOW… if you like true crime books, this one is a MUST!!!
This book is well written by Pete Earley and the Audio book was narrated by Alan Sklar, one of the best narrators around.
BUT BE WARNED - this is not just a true crime book and IT IS NOT for the squeamish. This Book is not what you would first expect, as it is so much more. As a reader you are drawn into the minds of these monsters, murderers and rapist like no other book has. This book is filled with actual brutal letters from serial killers describing their crimes in graphic detail & detailed conversations with the serial killers themselves.
It is a true story about a young man Tony Ciaglia, who as a teenage was in a horrible accident which resulted in a Traumatic Brain Injury. It takes you through the compelling, unusual, and strange biography of Tony’s Recovery and the effect this had on his family and the after effects that defined the "new" Tony.
Tony emerged from the coma having to learn how to walk and talk again, his thoughts and emotions were erratic and violent and he now had to take pills to try and control these new dark emotions. Shunned by his friends, an outcast to his peers Tony attempts to understand this darkness and make sense of his life now and he started writing to serial killers. These serial killers stated writing back and the traumatic bran injury and the dark emotions allowed Tony to talk to these dangerous psychopaths on their level and they became BFF’s in a sense. These monsters soon were revealing to him heinous details about their crimes, and eventually even crimes they’d never been convicted of. Tony eventually used this gift to aid in solving a murder, which leads to Tony launching his own searches for forgotten victims with clues provided by the killers themselves.
What I took away from this book is a deep respect for the courage shown by Tony's family. They did not judge him; they made it easy for him and made this a part of their daily lives.
I had to stop listening. I'm not weak of stomach, but I felt dirty listening to the depravity.
I felt bad for the guy with the TBI and his difficulty finding people to connect with. But as person who has studied serial killers for a long time I found this book so unnecessary and gratuitous in its descriptive and graphic vulgarity. I am not sure why this guy would be called a "serial killer whisperer," Anyone could have elicited these kinds if details from these killers. He just gave them an audience by asking questions and asking for more and more detail. He gave these serial killers a gift by paying attention to them.