From the very beginning and through out the Narrator over emphasizes every word. When emphasis is actually appropriate he shouts. I will not purchase another book read by this person.
I was, however, able to tolerate the reading and thus give it two stars.
The author explains that this is a nonfiction work with some speculation. The one surviving victim relates a riveting description of her capture, torture and rape. Many interesting facts are revealed and this book held my interest. However much of the psychiatric "science" is little more than psycho babble or pseudo science. The murderer's imperfect parents are offered as an explanation for the man's evil which I find unfounded. Prior to the man's death he was smiling an upbeat. This we are advised indicates he was not suicidal. It is a standard principle in psychiatry that once someone resolves to kill them self, their depression lifts and they are nonchalant. Thus, cheerfulness is not an indication that the person did not take their life.
The Narrator neither adds nor detracts from the story.
This nonfiction account of kidnapping, torture and identity theft is compelling. The author manages to insert comic relief with wit and sarcasm, making the story bearable.
The author, who was also the victim, does not address this crime in a larger social context and thus leaves unanswered questions.
This ruthless crime is unusual in the USA which is why the police and even doctors refused to believe him. How many of the criminals were born in the USA? Are these crimes common in the countries they came from? The victim's wife was not American. In the country she came from the police are corrupt. Did this explain why she did not notify the authorities when her husband went missing?
Why was the press not alerted if the police would not respond? Why was a Congressman not notified?
The larger issue of the impact of immigration on crime was not addressed. This exploration would have added dimension to this story.
The narration is very well done.
This is highly technical information told in a style which is not entertaining nor engaging. The facts don't fall together in a meaningful way to illuminate concepts. There is a small amount of comic relief, but not much.
The Narrator's tone and diction is not pleasant.
It held my interest and moved at a good pace.
Her close friend who stood by her.
Her tone of voice is pleasant.
I like the fact it was not too long.
I learned a great deal and not for one moment lost interest, even when she is describing a routine day. This book comes with outstanding professional reviews which are well deserved.
Horrible ordeals and experiences are described, yet not embellished to titillate. One realizes this could happen to any one of us.
The Narrator's work is excellent. There is very little foul language in this book which I appreciate. This story lacks comic relief, but is otherwise very well done.
Well written with an engaging style. This well researched story about viruses like ebola and others is alarming. Comic relief and pleasant narration make it a worthwhile nonfiction audiobook..
The author relates an interesting true crime and court drama in an engaging style. The reader comes to know the main characters.
The book includes comic relief and wit. The sadness of the crime is not overwhelming to the reader.
This book includes a primer on criminal law and is also an autobiography of the attorney who wrote it.
The Narrator does a good job and is pleasant to listen to.
Nonfiction works like this keep me hooked on audio books. The Narrator does an outstanding job. The material is scientific, but the author adds fascinating history and amusing anecdotes to make it interesting and humorous. The Narrator captures every bit of the humor with just the right timing and delivery.
This book held my attention. The author did a good job of narrating his own work. However, justice was not done to the British accents. This nonfiction story lacked comic relief, but was otherwise very interesting.
Much of the biographical information about the scientists is drawn out. If you can get through the first 80 percent of the book, the last part is profoundly interesting. The narrator neither adds nor detracts from the story. There is no comic relief.
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