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Kippoe

Kipp Poe Speicher

Canton, Ohio | Member Since 2010

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  • Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014: Annual Anthology (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By RJ Parker, Peter Vronsky, Michael Newton, and others
    • Narrated By Don Kline
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Serial killers: They cross the bounds of evil. They murder at random without logic or reason other than the one twisting in their sick and evil minds. They are diabolical, vile creatures devoid of morality or pity. You will meet a chosen few of them in this audiobook. We will see that serial killers are roaming among us all, from small towns to big cities. They are not limited to a particular place, gene pool, culture, social class, or religion. They are not restricted to any particular demographic or political propensity and they can be of any gender.

    Brenda says: "Oh...... My...... Gosh. He reads.... Like this"
    "Different written voices of one engrossing topic"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anyone interested in True Crime and the inner workings of a Serial Killer this book is packed with plenty variety and engrossing studies of what makes a Serial Killer


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    His ability to read some of the names without a flaw, my only complaint but didn't really take away from my enjoyment was the two spots where narration editing was not removed where he would say start over and repeat the sentence.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Don Kline?

    Yes as long as the subject was of interest to me.


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

    Many facts from the different authors and their own special interest in the subject of a Serial Killer.


    Any additional comments?

    I read plenty of True Crime and found this book very entertaining and informative. I'm a fan of the authors of this book and have collected other works from them.

    This book is a collection of new cases I have not seen in other book forms.

    There seems to be different forms of True Crime some is wrote like a mystery movie such as a Ann Rule book, and some take a police point of view that is very entertaining. The collection in this book is another form of Just The Facts that take away all the fluff and just entices you into a study of a criminal mind.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Detour

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Martin M. Goldsmith
    • Narrated By Mike Dennis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    1938. Alexander Roth is hitchhiking from New York to Los Angeles, hoping to reconnect with his self-absorbed, cutesy-poo girlfriend. A car stops to pick him up and he is soon plunged into a nightmare from which there may be no escape. This is a forgotten noir masterpiece that has languished for decades in the swamps of neglected crime fiction. Movie director Edgar G Ulmer cranked out the movie version in less than a month on a microscopic budget for one of the "poverty row" studios in Hollywood, and it is now widely recognized as one of the greatest in the film noir genre. The novel is its equal in every way.

    Kippoe says: "You like the movie? You will love the book"
    "You like the movie? You will love the book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would my group of friends is usually fans of Film Noir or old Pulp Crime novels. And this book covers both grounds. If anyone is a fan of Noir Films knows the film Detour and this book covers that story and so much more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex Roth he plays the everyman story down on his luck and finds women dangerous.


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

    His voice presentation is spot on taking you back to the times when the story takes place well worth the listen even if you already read the book.


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

    I liked how the book gave us the different view points of the character. Like how it gives us the story of what his girlfriend is doing while he is tracking a crossed the US to surprise her


    Any additional comments?

    The book fills in way more of the story that the film did not capture anyone a fan of the film needs to read the book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Scott Bonn
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") and Dennis Rader ("Bind, Torture, Kill").

    Susan Keefe says: "Fascinating listening."
    "What makes them Tick and why the fasination"
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    Would you listen to Why We Love Serial Killers again? Why?

    Yes very informative giving you a look at the sick mind and the way media hypes it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Why We Love Serial Killers?

    His in depth look at how a mass of people can be affected by a notion of a thought.


    What about Keith Szarabajka’s performance did you like?

    Spot on very professional


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

    Moved not sure but frightened by much


    Any additional comments?

    The book gives you an informative look into the difference between Serial killers and spree killers and just normal homicide. It also takes a look at us the reader and fan of True Crime books, movies, and TV shows.

    You will get plenty insight within this book and a look at how the media sometimes fans the fires to glorify some details and distort the truth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Three Early Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By J.D. Salinger
    • Narrated By Mike Dennis
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career. He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine, the pinnacle, he felt, of America’s literary world. But such was not to be for several long years and the length of one long world war. But other magazines were quick to recognize a new talent, a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness....

    Jonathan says: "Early Gems From A Master"
    "The Art of Conversation and observation"
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    Where does Three Early Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my top five of re listening to


    What did you like best about this story?

    Salinger ability to draw the reader in with his details and conversation verbaly and conversations only in the characters head.


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

    Yes I have and he is becoming one of my favorite performers. He has a way to distinguish each of the characters voices without being distracting, and also captures the dialect of the region the story is taking place


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

    Yes and then listen to again one I will return to I'm sure.


    Any additional comments?

    A collection of very short stories that will leave you to pounder them long after you listen to them. A perfect addition to my library.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Killing Kind

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By M. William Phelps
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    The lush, green hills that mark the border of North and South Carolina are home to a close-knit community. When the savaged remains of high-spirited Heather Catterton and sweet-natured Randi Saldana were found and a local man was linked to their murders, residents were forced to face an evil in their midst. The killer was one of their own….

    Kippoe says: "Manipulated to Death"
    "Manipulated to Death"
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    If you could sum up The Killing Kind in three words, what would they be?

    sick perverted human


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Spot on for True Crime


    What does J. Charles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A very authoritative voice brings the crimes and sick notions to life


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

    It would of been nice to but at times you have to reflect on the monstrosities this person committed.


    Any additional comments?

    M. Williams Phelps does it again, a terrifying look into the deaths of some friends all within a little group of drugs, sex, and violence.

    He peels back the layers of this dark and violent crime exposing a dangerous manipulator pushing people and then just snuffing out their lives.

    I also enjoyed the insight from John Kelly and the background M. Williams Phelps includes of what he went through trying to bring this story a story you will never forget.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Serial Killers (Encyclopedia of 100 Serial Killers): True Crime Books by RJ Parker Publishing Book 12

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By RJ Parker
    • Narrated By Don Kline
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (6)

    Eighty thousand words, 100 serial killers, 100 short stories - but thousands of victims. I've selected at random 100 from A to Z. For many beginner true-crime fans, this will give you just enough taste to each story that, if you want to find out more about a particular serial killer, you can search for related books.

    Kippoe says: "Murder and Blood Lust to the max"
    "Murder and Blood Lust to the max"
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    What made the experience of listening to Serial Killers Abridged the most enjoyable?

    The fountain of content, and the short chapters each providing another crazed killer


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Plenty for anyone exploring the darkness of humanity


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many locations of lives coming to an end


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The end of humanity


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a treasure of depravity. This book is a must for anyone who likes to read True Crime and the darkest side of the subject.

    The book gives you plenty of detail upon each the Serial Killers including dates, victims,and the outcome of each case. The word count on each case is perfect for short spurt reading that is if you can put it down without going into the next case. No wasted fluff in the writing just right to the facts.

    As a bonus you also get an extra writeup from JJ Slate contributing to the 101 Serial Killer so you get a taste of her very impressive style of writing, I'm already becoming a fan of hers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharecropper Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Thompson
    • Narrated By Mike Dennis
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Nineteen-year-old Tommy Carver desperately wants to make something of himself, but he's got some mighty tall odds stacked against him - a brutal sharecropper father, a secret love affair with his wealthy landowner's daughter, a step-mother devoid of maternal instincts, and even his own short-tempered, prideful ways. The odds only get worse when Tommy is fingered for murder in this shocking, twisting tale that explores sex, American Indian rituals, simmering race politics in mid-20th century Oklahoma and, of course, crime.

    Trish says: "A good historical read"
    "Not A Fathers Day story"
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    Would you listen to Sharecropper Hell again? Why?

    Yes it's a prime example of one of our greatest Pulp writers of out time. Along with an outstanding reading of the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The build up of coming doom


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

    A nice pace and very well difference in voices of the characters. Very engrossing really captures the feel.


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

    His returning home.


    Any additional comments?

    Jim Thompson is a must read for any anyone who loves the pulps of yesteryear. This story has a simple story line that reflects struggles we are experiencing with the Fracking going on now.

    Along with oil rights and some steamy hot scenes in the back of cars that used to have seats to have fun in, and the darkness inside the character that takes you down paths you may fear to go.

    Not as good as Killer Inside Me but well worth a read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Woods Are Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richard Laymon
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Neala and her friend Sherri only wanted to do a little hiking through the woods. Little did they know they would soon be shackled to a dead tree, waiting for Them to arrive. The Dills family thought the small hotel in the quiet town seemed quaint and harmless enough. Until they, too, found themselves shackled to trees in the middle of the night, while They approached, hungry for human flesh....

    Nicholas says: "Amateur Hour"
    "Nothing but a bunch of Animals"
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    What did you like best about The Woods Are Dark? What did you like least?

    Richard Laymon has a style all of his own, if you are offended by violence and sex stay away. The book is a quick listen and filled with the sex and violence


    If you’ve listened to books by Richard Laymon before, how does this one compare?

    My first book I have listened too


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

    A nice variation of voices


    Was The Woods Are Dark worth the listening time?

    Yes it was Richard was a master of Splatter Punk


    Any additional comments?

    It's sick and wild if you are into it go for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rick Cantelli, P.I.: Rick Cantelli, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bernard Lee DeLeo, RJ Parker Publishing, Inc
    • Narrated By David Gilmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Ex Seal Rick Cantelli and CIA Counterintelligence Agent Lois Madigan form Madigan & Cantelli Security and Investigations. After twenty successful years, Rick's old high school girlfriend shows up to turn their world upside down. Suddenly, they're back killing bad guys, facing down mobsters, and escorting movie stars. They were a deadly team in their CIA years, and they prove they're just as deadly now.

    Kippoe says: "Never To Old To Rock"
    "Never To Old To Rock"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is fast moving plenty of action and steamy situations


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rick has it all women falling all over him


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

    Perfect narration for the character.


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

    The book follows a story line but at times each chapter sometimes were different cases that all that rolled into one story


    Any additional comments?

    A fun read with some great characters I cant wait to start reading book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pulp Icons: Erle Stanley Gardner and His Pulp Magazine Characters

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated By James C. Lewis
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This is the only in-depth look at the over 600 pulp short stories and novelettes published by famed mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner, who would go on to write the highly successful Perry Mason series. Gardner broke into the pulp magazine market in the 1920s and wrote continuously for them until the pulps folded during the second World War.

    Kippoe says: "A fascinating look into one an amazing writer"
    "A fascinating look into one an amazing writer"
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    Where does Pulp Icons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A short listen but a must and warning it will result into looking for more books to read.


    What other book might you compare Pulp Icons to and why?

    The Blood "N" Thunder Guide To Pulp Fiction


    What about James C. Lewis’s performance did you like?

    Spoken clearly nice tone for the material


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

    Intrigued to find more books written by Erle Stanley Gardner


    Any additional comments?

    A must have in any Pulp collectors library

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If I Can't Have You:: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Gregg Olsen, Rebecca Morris
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington, Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (170)

    The tragic story of Susan Powell and her murdered boys, Charlie and Braden, is the only case that rivals the Jon Benet Ramsey saga in the annals of true crime. When the pretty, blonde Utah mother went missing in December of 2009 the media was swept up in the story - with lenses and microphones trained on Susan's husband, Josh. He said he had no idea what happened to his young wife, and that he and the boys had been camping in the middle of a snowstorm.

    Kippoe says: "The Coward and the Angels"
    "The Coward and the Angels"
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    If you could sum up If I Can't Have You: in three words, what would they be?

    Disturbing, Criminal,Unthinkable. A crime against humanity an unforgivable act.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I really enjoyed Kevin's very factual voice sort of like the old Dragnet show but not as dry.


    What does Laural Merlington and Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed the Laural reading the alternative pieces such as the emails and letters. Kevin brings a excellent voice for delivery facts.


    If you could give If I Can't Have You: a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Guilt and Betrayal.


    Any additional comments?

    A few years ago I read Ann Rules take on the case included in her Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors Crime Cases Volume 16. This book here is a needed improvement over that other fine book.

    With new updates on the case and a seedier perspective on the case will be enjoyed by anyone new or old to the case.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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