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  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1619)
    Performance
    (1419)
    Story
    (1423)

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

    Larry says: "What a great book."
    "Amazing, sick, sad, a must read!"
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    Would you listen to Helter Skelter again? Why?

    Oh yes for sure. Its a very long book and i am sure i missed some details. But this is the type of book you could listen to more then once or twice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Were do i start! The whole thing is so unbelievable but the problem is its real. The story is real, the people are real and the sickness is real. To listen to the girls and there response to these killings is stocking. I had to look these people up and found more and more out about this story. I had heard about the Manson murders but i had no idea that there was so much more to it then just what was in the media.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott puts you right in the story. You feel as tho your in the court room with Manson and the girls. I will be looking up other books that Scott has read he is that good. Great job Scott.


    If you could give Helter Skelter a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Nothing, i think it sums up everything in the book. Saying Helter Skelter and hearing those words feels as crazy as it should.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must have book. I love true crime books and true stories but this book is way more then those two things. There are so many lives in this book and so many lives lost and not just in death but in the mind and soul. From how the police would stuff things up and would not do there job probably to death threats and murders that continued even with Manson lock up, you will not want to stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written on the Skin: An Australian Forensic Casebook

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Liz Porter
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Kaye
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    This well-researched and entertaining audiobook looks at the role of forensic investigators in solving dozens of fascinating crimes and mysteries. Liz Porter's riveting case book shows how forensic investigators - including pathologists, chemists, entomologists, DNA specialists, and document examiners - have used their expertise in dozens of fascinating crimes and mysteries.

    Annie Fitt says: "I really wanted to like this, but..."
    ""Interesting""
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes i would as its a great insight into what happens in day to day life that turns horrible wrong.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Written on the Skin?

    Listening to how a father kills his own kids to get back at his ex wife. To be honest it stuck in my head for weeks and i didn't listen for a while just because of how terrible the tail was. I just could not wrap my head around it.Or the guy who did not like the fact that a girl how he liked did not have feelings the same way towards him just sets her on fire in a moving car with a friend in the car. This happened in Melbourne, Victoria were i live so it really hits home how many sick, mentally ill killers are walking the streets.


    What about Elizabeth Kaye’s performance did you like?

    Some readers are very monotone but Elizabeth really puts the finishing touch to a great book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes were the sister of a mentally ill guy kills him for a small amount of cash! What runs through some people's mind?


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a great listen, i listened to hours of it in one hit but found i was looking at other people with different eyes. Break the book up if your listening. Its insightful and sad at the same time. Your connected with all the victims in the story the way its been narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Biker: Inside the Violent World of the Mexican Drug Cartels

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jerry Langton
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Ned "Crash" Aiken thought he had made a clean break. He had turned on his biker brothers in the Sons of Satan and entered the FBI's witness protection program, only to end up in a different kind of prison, one of mediocre work and cheap apartments. He then fell in with the Russian mob, learning their brutal code first-hand and fleeing their organization when the stakes got too high. Between the FBI, the Sons, and the Russians, there are a lot of people who want to get their hands on the innocent-looking ex-drug trafficker.

    Stouffer says: "Very Good Story"
    "Could not stop listening!!!"
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    What did you love best about Dead Biker?

    everything to be honest. The narration was amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Biker?

    When "Ned" founds a youtube clip that was meant for him to find.


    What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really really really makes this book come to life. He is now my favored Narrator by far. It was like he was living the book where normally you can feel the narrator "reading" the book but not Christian Rummel, great reading mate!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes i did, it took me on a rollercaoster ride with my reaction not allowing me to really picket which side of the fence i was on in regards to "Ned" as a person.

    It has its sad moments for sure and funny times but when its said and done its a very eye opening experience


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Talking Monkeys In Space

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Joe Rogan
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Talking Monkeys in Space features Rogan's classic trademark: sharply insightful comedy delivered in a straightforward and hard-edge style. Here he tackles countless cultural taboos such as gay marriage, marijuana use, and the anti-evolution debate.

    Niels J. Rasmussen says: "Much Smarter Than the Average Comic"
    "Funny as Hell!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Talking Monkeys In Space the most enjoyable?

    To hear the energy Joe brings to the stage is amazing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, laugh, laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it today!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, The FBI, and a Story of Betrayal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sandra Harmon
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa, Sr., a man so addicted to killing that he was nicknamed "The Grim Reaper." His son, Gregory, Jr., worshipped him and was slowly drawn into his dark world. What no one but father and son knew was that for thirty years, starting in the 1960s, Scarpa, Sr. was an informant, working intimately with FBI handlers. For decades, his connection to the FBI protected him and gave him a virtual license to kill.

    Andy says: "terrific"
    "Could not stop listening"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes for sure its really interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where he ask his son to do time because he was to old, what a total ass of a dad! Karma always comes around.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That there are a lot of "rats" in the mafia.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Edward MacKenzie Jr., Phyllis Karas
    • Narrated By Matthias N Bossi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (41)

    For decades the FBI let James ''Whitey'' Bulger get away with murder, allowing him continued control of his criminal enterprise in exchange for information. He went on the lam in 1995, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, 2011 followed top-ranked Osama bin Laden on the FBI'''s Ten Most Wanted List, and then was captured in Santa Monica, California weeks after Bin Laden's demise.

    Cranky Greg says: "Mathias Bossi is the Boss! Wow!"
    "Amazing"
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    If you could sum up Street Soldier in three words, what would they be?

    exciting, entertaining, sad


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Edward MacKenzie Jr, because he is very honest with how he felt/feels about the crimes he has done.


    What does Matthias N Bossi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This is the first book i have heard Matthias N Bossi narrate but i really found his voice calling me back to the book each time.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yeah were he starts fighting for the welbeen of his daughters, having gone through the same thing i could feel his pain and angrier been helpless in that moment.


    Any additional comments?

    All round good book and a insight into a world that most of us would never see nor want to be in. Its honest and funny at times but its also very deep. Well worth the listen thats for sure and i highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Man Running: An Insider's Story on One of the World's Most Feared Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs ... The Bandidos

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ross Coulthart, Duncan McNab
    • Narrated By Michael Carman
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    "We are the people our parents warned us about" is the motto of the Bandidos, one of the world's most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs. For ten years, Steve Utah was a Bandidos insider. He arranged the security of their clubhouses. He 'cooked' ecstasy and ice for them. He was at meetings where interstate and overseas drug and weapons smuggling was planned. He saw stolen military weapons being sold. He witnessed vicious beatings, helped dump corpses.It all became too much and, in an attempt to regain control of his life, Utah resorted to the unthinkable....

    Chris Adler says: "Reads like a bad textbook. Don't waste your time."
    "Scary, dark, true crime = must listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dead Man Running the most enjoyable?

    The readers voice.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really but i don't think this book was meant to like that. But the subject keeps you on the edge of your seat all by itself


    Have you listened to any of Michael Carman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No not yet but i will be in the future thats for sure. Michael has one of those voices that would suit many styles of books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes for sure. Luckily i was able to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a great book with a very clear in look at the bikie world not only here in Australia but the world over. Even if your not into bikie books it is still a eye opener which will make you see things in a different light.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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