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Between Good and Evil Audiobook

Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators

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Publisher's Summary

In this first-person account of becoming the FBI's top serial-killer hunter and a member of a religious order in an attempt to discern the true nature of good and evil, Roger L. Depue searches for an understanding of how evil develops. Between Good and Evil is Depue's look back at a life spent apprehending criminals, especially serial killers, first as a small-town police chief, then an FBI-SWAT team member, Behavioral Sciences Unit chief, and a developer of revolutionary law enforcement programs.

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.

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    James Gordon New York, NY 03-12-05
    James Gordon New York, NY 03-12-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Fascinating and Disturbing"

    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.

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    Marcy Stonikas 02-19-16
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    "So interesting and well-written"

    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.

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    Alex 10-22-15
    Alex 10-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "An eye opening book"

    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...

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    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 01-04-15
    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 01-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen"
    Would you listen to Between Good and Evil again? Why?

    No once was enough.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rodger


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

    No, but I would. He was great


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

    Wouldn't


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great autobiography and interesting look at profiling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Boyce Brentwood, TN, United States 10-17-14
    Boyce Brentwood, TN, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb in every way by the Master of Profiling"
    What made the experience of listening to Between Good and Evil the most enjoyable?

    It was the full story of the development of profiling by the FBI by the man who formed the profiling unit.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    An absolutely riveting read!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda 06-14-14
    Melinda 06-14-14 Member Since 2015

    Always an avid reader, I have become addicted to audio books.

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    "distractingly self-aggrandizing"

    There was a good story there but this guy spends way too much time proclaiming his own greatness!

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    Dan Orem, UT, United States 01-29-14
    Dan Orem, UT, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2016
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    "This would be tough to see everyday"
    What did you love best about Between Good and Evil?

    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!


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    erudite 11-20-13
    erudite 11-20-13

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    "Self-Congratulatory All the Way"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori A. Ponder Lewisville, TX USA 02-12-13
    Lori A. Ponder Lewisville, TX USA 02-12-13

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    "Great Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have been in law enforcement and it truly shows the realness of it all. Very well written.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nik 01-10-13
    Nik 01-10-13 Member Since 2007

    Enjoying audiobooks daily!

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    "Depue is so interestingly human."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Between Good and Evil to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the famous cases and the humanity of Depue during his personal journey.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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

    No. There are some moments you need a break. You are told about horrible cases with horrible events.


    Any additional comments?

    It was well read and an interesting story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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