The book also examines Depue's experience studying with the Brothers of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in an attempt to discover why a good person like his wife, whom he had lost to cancer, is allowed to die while monstrous criminals get to live. Following his time in the clergy, Depue returned to law-enforcement and today heads one of the world's most elite forensics think tanks, "The Academy".
©2005 Roger L. Depue and Susan Schindehette; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
Between Good and Evil certainly goes behind the scenes and into the minds of the men and women who search for the evil amongst us. It is well written and extremely well read. But, and for me this is a big "but," I couldn't help thinking I was listening to a unwelcomed sermon. The author's obvious Catholicism and his short foray into the religious life detracted from the science of his message. His conservative political bent was not so hidden throughout the passages, even bashing Janet Reno at one point. It's not what I bargained for when I chose to purchase this book. And for all his religiosity, I found it interesting, when the author was discussing the mentality of child molestors, not once were the many recent lawsuits against the Catholic Church and priests mentioned. Very strange indeed. Still, the author did put us in touch with the evil side present in our everyday lives. I only wish he hadn't coated it with his religious views.
Despite being non-fiction, the stories told in this book are emotionally stirring, interesting and heart-felt. So well-written and very entertaining at times, despite the gruesome subject matter.
I started listening to this book wanting to know more about how criminals are caught, how profiles are identified and how they resolved various cases. I wanted to know the history of profiling in US... I think that I got all my objectives except the cases and how they identify the murderers- but some cases we never find the criminal- exactly like in life. And this frustrates us (the listener) and that frustrates the author, and then you feel for the author. He describes scenes that will make you feel like screaming your lungs out that such an evil is even aloud to exist, and you get closer to the author even more... And then the author goes through one of the life crises and you want to know how everything will end up... I disagree with the previous reviewer that the author is trying to impose his religion on others- he found peace through religion, self restrospection and meditation.
The book is not for faint of heart as some of the scenes (that are real) are really more then Hollywood is putting out there...
No once was enough.
No, but I would. He was great
This is a great autobiography and interesting look at profiling.
It was the full story of the development of profiling by the FBI by the man who formed the profiling unit.
What does an actor bring to a screenplay that you would not experience by just reading it yourself? This question is pretty old and it has a very obvious answer.
An absolutely riveting read!!
Always an avid reader, I have become addicted to audio books. I can "read" while cleaning house and commuting, I love it!
There was a good story there but this guy spends way too much time proclaiming his own greatness!
Though fantasy monster hunter book have my enjoyment. Hearing about real people in the most couched and gentle reference was very disturbing. These folks that really hunt the monsters are something!
This book should have been called The Great Roger Depue. I was looking forward to case history, psychological methods and actual reasoning but the book glosses over the cases and points instead to how great a man Mr. Roger Depue must be. I am sure he is great at what he does--after all he did 'profile' the bad guys pretty well--but dear gods, I wondered if he sprained his arm patting himself on the back quite so much.
The narrator did a good job so he gets a 5 but the story itself isn't about a hunt for violent predators so it gets a 1.
I have been in law enforcement and it truly shows the realness of it all. Very well written.
Enjoying audiobooks daily!
Did not read the print version.
I loved the famous cases and the humanity of Depue during his personal journey.
When Depue sent a new BSU agent to meet with Ted Bundy after all his other agents were denied. The new agent got through and created a realtionship with Bundy to get so much information, which helped the BSU.
No. There are some moments you need a break. You are told about horrible cases with horrible events.
It was well read and an interesting story.
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