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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders | [Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry]

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.
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Publisher's Summary

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

©1974 Curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi, Afterword 1994 by Vincent Bugliosi (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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“One of the best crime stories ever written.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    Liz Inverary, ON, Canada 02-27-15
    Liz Inverary, ON, Canada 02-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "a very sad and scary book"

    very interesting and well presented. terrifying we could live with such happenings in our world

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    Mike 02-21-15
    Mike 02-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "No sense makes sense."

    This book is so well put together. The amount of detail is astonishing. The narrator fits. Don't fall asleep to it.

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    Leif Pitman, NJ, United States 02-19-15
    Leif Pitman, NJ, United States 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    A lot of this story is familiar but the complexity and the width of it was a surprise. Great performance.

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    Daniel 02-16-15
    Daniel 02-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Detailed look into Manson trial"

    Always wondered what it was all about. This book delivers a methodical and complete walkthrough of the Manson Family and the Manson trial. The author, Bugliosi, comes off as incredibly thorough and diligent. Manson comes off as a crazy person. Well work the read.

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    Abby Edzards 02-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "INCREDIBLE!!"

    This book is thoughtfully written and wonderfully narrated! I could not stop listening. Thank you for such a great story and awesome experience!!

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    connie pruitt KERNERSVILLE, NC, US 02-02-15
    connie pruitt KERNERSVILLE, NC, US 02-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    It amazes me how Manson was able to have followers that would die or kill for him. Sad they chose him to follow.

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    leelee8888 Las Vegas 01-31-15
    leelee8888 Las Vegas 01-31-15 Member Since 2015

    True crime lover.

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    "Classic! This book never gets old!"

    Exceeded expectation, narration is perfect for the book.
    A must read for any true crime fan and anyone interested in the Manson case.



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    "Very interesting and well written"

    A very well written story about one of the most terrible crimes and one of the worst criminals in history.

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    Juliette 01-21-15
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    "Fantastic book"

    26 hours of audiobook and I listened to it in 2 weeks. Hard to "put down". Killed the battery on my phone many a night with this one ;)

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    "I couldn't put it down!"
    What did you love best about Helter Skelter?

    Incredible story. I was totally pulled in. Fantastic narration by Scott Brick. I was worried that I wouldn't get through such a long book but I finished it in 10 days! The writing as well as Brick's performance are so compelling that I wasn't bored for a moment.


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