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Mind Hunter Audiobook

Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins -- including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray -- for a landmark study to understand their motives. To get inside their minds.
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He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins -- including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray -- for a landmark study to understand their motives. To get inside their minds.

He is Special Agent John Douglas, the model for law enforcement legend Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris's thrillers Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, and the man who ushered in a new age in behavorial science and criminal profiling. Recently retired after 25 years of service, John Douglas can finally tell his unique and compelling story.

With journalist Mark Olshaker, he gives us a behind the scenes look at his fascinating career, revisiting his journeys into the dark recesses and calculated madness present only in our worst nightmares. This is the true-crime work everyone has been waiting for -- by the Mind Hunter himself.

©1995 John Douglas (P)1995 Simon & Schuster

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    Rainiac 02-04-12
    Rainiac 02-04-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Abridged Mind Hunter needed more story"

    I was bummed out when I realized this story was "un"abridged. I wanted to hear more of his process and case files.

    When I was a kid I'd love to have anyone to read to me, now I've grown picky I was thinking when I spend money I want to hear a pro. However John didn't have an unpleasant voice and it was okay. Next time get a professional narrator.

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    Lauren Lanning 06-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Need the unabridged version!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For true crime buffs, this is a must read. This is the guy who created the Behavioral Science Unit at Quantico (though it's called something else now, this is the most recognizable title). Definitely recommend this for anyone interested in criminal profiling, FBI, law enforcement, serial killers, and again, true crime.


    Any additional comments?

    I really, really wish there were an unabridged version of this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric 04-06-16
    Eric 04-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, but not captivating"

    While I find it nice that the author would want to narrate his own story, it would have been a better listening experience if it had been done by someone else. The author has a significant, distracting accent, and he speaks rather monotone. The story was interesting, but too short to make it worth the buy.

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    Dan Wells 04-03-16
    Dan Wells 04-03-16
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    "Watch out, this is unabridged"
    What disappointed you about Mind Hunter?

    It's my fault but I didn't notice this was the abridged edition. Incomplete and hardly worth listening to.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes but being abridged, it was full of holes.


    Which character – as performed by John E. Douglas – was your favorite?

    n/a


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment in the production.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be very careful downloading from Amazon again. Don't want to get shorted again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bridgette 02-19-16
    Bridgette 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Informative"

    Very educational. I liked that it was narrated by the author although he wasn't as animated as other audio books I have listened to.

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    Terrance Ferguson 02-08-16 Member Since 2014

    I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.

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    "Abridging this makes it almost pointless."
    Would you try another book from John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker and/or John E. Douglas?

    Yes but not if it is abridged.


    What was most disappointing about John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker ’s story?

    The abridged version robs it of any intricacies. It really takes away the depth of what's going on here.


    What does John E. Douglas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He sounds professional and sincere.


    Did Mind Hunter inspire you to do anything?

    Double check and make sure i am not purchasing the abridged version.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't see how it was a good idea to truncate this. It is such a deep and involved subject matter. Its not a story. So how can you just leave out parts of the picture?

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    YoDigital Washington, DC USA 04-24-15
    YoDigital Washington, DC USA 04-24-15

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    "Short and very informative"

    Loved it, it was very informative but I'm going to have to read it again because it's so much content in a short time frame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    leelee8888 Las Vegas 03-11-15
    leelee8888 Las Vegas 03-11-15 Member Since 2015

    The best decision I have ever made, was giving up the television for audible (although slightly more expensive.)

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    "just Ok book, but why would narrate this himself?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Very short and to the point. Although, I found myself drifting and daydreaming because of the boring monotone his voice seems to take from beginning to end. Dull.


    What could John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    a better narrarator to tell your story.


    What three words best describe John E. Douglas’s voice?

    Dull, lifeless, boring.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mind Hunter?

    ehh ...it grabbed my attention half the book, so the other half that did not would be what i would edit out .


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    Frank 01-28-15
    Frank 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely fascinating!"

    An unabridged version would have made this worthy of five stars! Please please make one! The content was riveting. If you enjoy stories of true crime and the firsthand accounts of those who investigate them, get this audiobook. You will not be disappointed!

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    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 08-27-14
    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 08-27-14 Member Since 2013

    Why ever would I do that?

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    "John Douglas - the Original Profiler"
    What does John E. Douglas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoy the credibility John Douglas brings to the table by narrating his own book.


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