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
"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)
The story was fascinating.
It took a good fifteen minutes to get adjusted to the Australian accent, but once I did, I found it lovely.
Australian life and justice was fascinating.
You won't regret this one, if you're a true crime fan.
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.
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.
No, just other books by this author.
All irrelevant and boring information. This however would mean most of the book.
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