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Beyond Bad | [Sandra Lee]

Beyond Bad

Here is the shocking, true story of Australia's most horrific crime. Katherine Knight showed no mercy when she butchered her lover in a crime that put her behind bars in an Australian prison for a record life sentence. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, had stabbed father-of-three John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children.
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Publisher's Summary

Here is the shocking, true story of Australia's most horrific crime. Cruel and evil, Katherine Knight showed no mercy when she butchered her lover in a crime that put her behind bars in an Australian prison for a record life sentence.

Swinging from a meat-hook, John Price's entire skin was in one piece, including his hair, face, ears, nose, mouth, and genitals. Slashes and stab holes tore through the human pelt, a testimony to the wounds he suffered before dying.

Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, had stabbed father-of-three John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Beyond Bad tells what motivated Knight to commit such a heinous act and how it rocked the small town where she lived. This is a horrifying story of love, lust, revenge, and murder that is all the more shocking because it really happened.

©2002 Sandra Lee; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Given the horrific nature of the material, Kate Hood narrates with the dispassionate charge of a reporter doing her job as objectively as possible." (AudioFile)

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    What made the experience of listening to Beyond Bad the most enjoyable?

    The story was fascinating.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    It took a good fifteen minutes to get adjusted to the Australian accent, but once I did, I found it lovely.


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

    Never


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

    Australian life and justice was fascinating.


    Any additional comments?

    You won't regret this one, if you're a true crime fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maude Lebowski Texas 05-02-08
    Maude Lebowski Texas 05-02-08 Member Since 2013

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    "Crikey Mate, I Need Some Grog"

    While this book's story is very interesting, compelling and disturbing, I found the narration BARELY tolerable. It is written and read in an Australian slang, absolutely riddled with words like mate, sheila, grog, crikey, de facto (slang for boyfriend apparently), copper, etc. It's the equivalent of listening to a book in Ebonics. The murder itself is fascinating, though.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    lisa 02-22-12
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    "So dissappointing, don,t waste your time or money"
    What disappointed you about Beyond Bad?

    This book prattled on like a university lecture on serial killers. A lot of time was spent talking about irrelevant characters and the book was well into part 2 before the actual crime is discussed. Even then the constant reference to serial killer facts is distracting from hearing about the crime.


    Has Beyond Bad turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just other books by this author.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beyond Bad?

    All irrelevant and boring information. This however would mean most of the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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