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ELIZABETH

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  • A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Errol Morris
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (39)

    Early on the morning of February 17, 1970, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a Green Beret doctor named Jeffrey MacDonald called the police for help. When the officers arrived at his home they found the bloody and battered bodies of MacDonald's pregnant wife and two young daughters. The word "pig" was written in blood on the headboard in the master bedroom. As MacDonald was being loaded into the ambulance, he accused a band of drug-crazed hippies of the crime.

    Carmen says: "Rocked My World"
    "What a steaming pile of crap that was...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story jumped around way too much, it seemed as though the author just threw together some random thoughts and gave no consideration to the flow if the story.


    What was most disappointing about Errol Morris’s story?

    The fact that he has it wrong, Jeff MacDonald is most certainly guilty of the crimes for which he is in prison.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was a bit of a monotone at times.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Wilderness of Error?

    I would have scrapped the whole project.


    Any additional comments?

    I went into this hoping to hear something that might make me re-think the story of Dr MacDonald and the murder of his family. I came out being more sure of his guilt. This did nothing to sway my opinion.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Paradiso Files: On the Trail of Boston's Unknown Serial Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Timothy M. Burke
    • Narrated By Wyntner Woody
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    In this bold and suspenseful true-crime story, former homicide prosecutor Timothy M. Burke makes his case against one Leonard Paradiso. Lenny 'The Quahog' was convicted of assaulting one young woman and paroled after three years, but Burke believes that he was guilty of much more - that Paradiso was a serial killer who operated in the Boston area, and maybe farther afield, for nearly 15 years, assaulting countless young women and responsible for the deaths of as many as seven.

    John says: "The Narrator needs a new career"
    "Worst Narration EVER!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I could not get passed the first 45 minutes in which the narrator not only poorly attempts a Boston accent but I think he is trying to do some old gangster movie type acting and it is AWFUL!When he got to the point of trying to do a voice for a black pimp from the early 70s I just got embarrassed for him and quit.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy M. Burke again?

    Maybe but must have a different reader.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I was the worst I've heard (and I've heard some bad ones).


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story seemed somewhat interesting but I'll never know because I can't listen to this guy any longer.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks to Audible's return policy I don't feel as if I've wasted money on a crummy book. I'm a happy customer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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