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Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014: Annual Anthology (Volume 1) | [RJ Parker, Peter Vronsky, Michael Newton, Dane Ladwig, Sylvia Perrini, R. J. Parker Publishing]

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

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.
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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.

Some of the serial killers chosen for this first annual Serial Killers True Crime Anthology you might have heard of and we present their tales in new ways. Others have not graced every newspaper, tabloid, or television screen and represent tales of true-crime horror told in detail for the first time in these pages.

Five of true crime's most prolific authors have come together in this audiobook to present their most compelling cases of serial homicide, famous and not so famous.

©2014 RJ Parker Publishing (P)2014 RJ Parker Publishing

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    Brenda Sewickley, PA, USA 04-26-14
    Brenda Sewickley, PA, USA 04-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Oh...... My...... Gosh. He reads.... Like this"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The actual written book might be great. I can't tell, because the reader halts in mid sentence, often multiple times. You can't follow the story because his CONSTANT pausing makes it impossible. This is not a case of a few stumbles. I'm very tolerant of different readers and have never, in my 10 years with audible, and at least 1000 books, come across anything like this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have always been fascinated by this subject. Not because I think there is anything good about it, but more wondering why and how a person could do these things. And having 4 teens, I want to know all the danger signs and situations to avoid.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Don Kline’s performances?

    No way. And I've never said this before about any reader.


    What character would you cut from Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Did the people producing this story LISTEN to any of this? It's like a teen reading out loud for the class for the first time, the whole time. Example: "As forensic psychiatrist........ James Money......more recently explains..... the limbic region of the brain is responsible...... for predation and attack and defense.... of both the self and the species." And some sentences are worse. The more complicated the wording, the more pauses. Sometimes after only a word or two. This makes it impossible to follow where a sentence begins and ends. You can't just relax and get into the story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kippoe Canton, Ohio 03-08-14
    Kippoe Canton, Ohio 03-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Kipp Poe Speicher

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    "Different written voices of one engrossing topic"
    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
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    Annie B. 01-30-14
    Annie B. 01-30-14

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    "The Worst Audiobook!"
    What disappointed you about Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014?

    This may be a great book in print, but this audio version is terrible! The narrator marks errors directly to the narrative, but it's not edited out. He fumbles over words and it's just a mess. Terrible!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I actually liked the Narrator"
    What did you love best about Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014?

    I did enjoy the separate stories. My favorite was about Robert Pickton


    What other book might you compare Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 to and why?

    all the other crime books I enjoy


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

    I actually loved the narrator. He was very earnest. I enjoyed his voice and his cadence. I would listen to him again, anytime.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HackDefendr 05-01-14
    HackDefendr 05-01-14 Listener Since 2009

    Jeff

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    "The Most Horrible Narration Ever"
    What made the experience of listening to Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 the most enjoyable?

    I cannot answer this question accurately because I could not finish listening. See my comments below on Don Kline's performance.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I believe the information in the book was interesting, and would have more of an impact if the narration was better.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    Don Kline consistently made basic mistakes in grammar/pronunciation, restarted sentences mid read, stutter/stopped while reading which made the experience unbearable.

    Don Kline clearly does not understand proper sentence structure, which makes listening nearly impossible. Don completely and repeatedly missed where the emphasis of a sentence lies, did not read punctuation properly (e.g. the comma), and could not move from one sentence to the next.

    Honestly...reading should be the top most skill when interviewing someone to narrate a book. Audible staff should have previewed this book and then rejected its submission for such poor quality in narration.


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

    I am unable to answer this question honestly due to not being able to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    Never let Don Kline narrate again...I simply will not buy another book with him listed at narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RJ Parker Canada 01-30-14
    RJ Parker Canada 01-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it's very informative


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well written and captivating


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

    First time. I thought he done a great job


    Any additional comments?

    People are intelligent and can make up their own minds. Commenting "don't buy and worst audiobook ever"? Trying to sway others. These are usually written by other genre authors unfortunately. This is a great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tricia Munter 05-25-15
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    "Narration very poor"

    The stories were interesting. However, the narrator was almost impossible to listen to. I finally increased the speed to 1.25 and was able to finish listening.
    In addition to his slow and halting narration the repetition from missed edits was very distracting. Maybe the editor had as much trouble listening to the narration as I did. So many obvious repeated reading after what should have been edited out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Will 05-07-15
    Will 05-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "the reader sucks"

    He pauses and restarts sentences. waste of money and time. this is completely unacceptable. don't buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-04-15
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    "Disappointed"

    The material was great, however; the poor editing and worse oration made me regret purchase.

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    Morgan 04-17-15
    Morgan 04-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, but poorly narrated"

    Not even sure we got the full text as the forth chapter was just a repeat of the first. Several times the narrator would fumble through, say "start over" and indeed repeat the whole sentence. He also does not seem to understand the concept of reading a complete sentence. It sounds like he pauses at the end of a line rather than in relation to the sentence structure or context. He even mispronounces words. Very disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • M. S.
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    "Interesting compilation let down by terrible language skills"

    The book itself was a fun compilation with no individual murderer getting much more than an hour, making it ideal for household chores. Sadly the introduction is severely lacking in academic references which makes a number of the advanced theories interesting, but not much more than the author's opinion.

    No, what kills this book is the reader. I should mention here that I am German and Nazi Germany played a significant role in one of the theories advanced. For this the author provides the reader/listener with the German names and words. Sadly what we end up hearing is more of a painful sneeze than a language. I consider myself very well versed in Third Reich history, but I didn't recognise ANY of the words and names, even when I knew what it was suppose to be from the context. It is truly terrible. Towards the end we encounter the same problem with Eastern European terms. Would it have really been too much to ask to get those chapters (I think it is three in total including an American Nazi nut in the middle) read by someone with the appropriate language skills? Or just change things to avoid foreign languages? Sounding like having a bad cold should absolutely not be an option! Especially as it makes it hard to read up on anything mentioned in more detail, which is an unfortunate choice for a book written in a semi academic style.

    I would have given one star for performance, but the English parts are actually quite well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mz.ML
    3/23/15
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    "Entertaining and educational."

    'Soft academic' approach to the subject. explores the history, science AND sensation of serial killers. I found it gripping, it satisfied my morbid fascination and clinical curiosity. Narrator was decent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexis McKee
    3/14/15
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    "Great!!"

    Great information. Really kept me going in work listening to all interesting cases.
    Well done to all writers involved! X

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dawn
    2/17/15
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    "fantastic"

    Really enjoyed this book . I really find how dna brings criminals to justice even years later just brilliant . I found the explanation of how the brain works cause and effect interesting . but most of all my thoughts are with all the children and vulnerable victims so very sad

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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