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Body of Proof Audiobook

Body of Proof: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O'Grady?

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When they met, Jessica O'Grady was a tall, starry-eyed Omaha, Nebraska co-ed in search of Mr. Right, Christopher Edwards was a deceitful and darkened soul. In May of 2006, Jessica's mystifying disappearance and a blood-soaked mattress turned into Nebraska's biggest news story. Enter Douglas County Sheriff's CSI stalwart Dave Kofoed, driven to solve high-profile murders, who in this case would lead to questions surrounding the forensic evidence used against Edwards.

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    DK 08-28-15
    DK 08-28-15 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "True Crime Body Of Proof Love Triangle Murder"


    This is the account of the true crime story recounting the murder, evidence collection, trial of Jessica O'Grady in May 2006. In the aftermath of trial we learn of questionable procedures and an overzealous sheriff.

    I thought that it was going to be a mystery so I was a little bit bummed when I found out within the first 15 minutes "whodunit"

    However, this is a meticulous accounting of the CSI procedures, a potentially shady sheriff. I held on and continued to listen and I am really happy that I did.

    The book cast a light in different directions and the end… Well you'll just have to listen to it!

    Kevin Pierce is an excellent narrator who kept the material intriguing. While the descriptions of CSI protocol in recovering evidence could have been dull, he was able to engage and it made me stay interested.

    I don't normally like to listen to real-life criminal books, it feels wrong to me. Especially given the victim was a young woman – torn from the headlines kind of book. However, *I agreed to listen to the book in exchange for this review, so I did. It is a book for anyone who is interested in true crime &/or taken from the headlines.

    Note: After the description of Jessica O'Grady's violent murder there is nothing to warn about.

    I appreciate you reading my review. If you found it helpful, would you take a moment and select yes directly below this text? Thank you.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Atlantis Panama City Beach, FL 09-07-15
    Atlantis Panama City Beach, FL 09-07-15
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    "Interesting"
    Where does Body of Proof rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've never listened to true story crimes until this one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Body of Proof?

    When he let the cops search his room.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

    He didn't really do the voices of the characters. So all of them I suppose?


    If you could give Body of Proof a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Raging hormones and murder in Omaha.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't mind listening to something like this again soon.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    med c 09-06-15
    med c 09-06-15
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    "Body of proof"
    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    this book will grab your total attention. Christopher is just that PURE EVIL. John' Feraks well written accounts of Jessica's story will no doubt keep you at the edge of your seat It is a perfect book for the true crime fans.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the narratormat no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookblast com

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rich Grimshaw Cumming, Georgia United States 09-03-15
    Rich Grimshaw Cumming, Georgia United States 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Drew Me In From The Beginning"

    Such a sad story, but I was drawn in and listened intently to the end. I love Ferak's writing, and I find Kevin Pierce's narration is perfectly matched to this material. All in all, listening to Body of Proof was one of my better decisions in life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KP 11-09-15
    KP 11-09-15
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    Body of proof is a very well written, researched book. True real crime mystery reader will enjoy this book. I myself had hard time putting it down. It has 2 story going in same time one of the young girl Jessica and other one CSI lab agent Kafoed. Who would manufacture evidence and jeopardize cases to stay in limelight. I truly hope Edwards and whoever helped him grow conscience and truth come out.
    I also enjoyed Kevin pierce deep voice and John Ferak writing.
    This audiobook was provided by the narrator- Kevin Pierce at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.
    KP

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shoshana Hathaway Atlanta, GA 10-15-15
    Shoshana Hathaway Atlanta, GA 10-15-15 Member Since 2012

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    "the serpent and the scorpion"

    When they met, Jessica O'Grady was a tall, starry-eyed Omaha, Nebraska co-ed in search of Mr. Right, Christopher Edwards was a deceitful and darkened soul. In May of 2006, Jessica's mystifying disappearance and a blood-soaked mattress turned into Nebraska's biggest news story. Enter Douglas County Sheriff's CSI stalwart Dave Kofoed, driven to solve high-profile murders, who in this case would lead to questions surrounding the forensic evidence used against Edwards.

    This true crime book is straightforward journalism, but very good, well researched journalism, and there are, in fact, 2 separate yet related crimes here.

    The author covers both meticulously, and gives us an in depth look not only at the criminal activity, but at the characters involved. Because this isn’t fiction, characters are not developed in the traditional sense, but presented using information gathered from their own words and documents, and from the author’s observations of their actions.

    It is a good, short book, and of more than passing interest, especially given the fact, as the author puts it, that “The serpent was being hunted by the scorpion”.

    Keven Pierce provided yet another stellar performance, but he is absolutely perfect for this kind of book, so I expected nothing less.

    I give both book and narrator 5 out of 5 stars. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review via the courtesy of AudioBookBlast dot com.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gary A. Mason Chesapeake Beach, MD United States 09-04-15
    Gary A. Mason Chesapeake Beach, MD United States 09-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a bad listen..."

    This is an interesting story, and the narrator did a fair job of bringing it to life, however as compelling a story as it is...the author could have done better. Listening was a bit distracting due to many short choppy sentences...however overall it was pretty enjoyable and an interesting story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. ELLSWORTH, WI, United States 10-07-16
    S. ELLSWORTH, WI, United States 10-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing!"

    Captivating and informative. Pierce's narration was perfect for the content. I recommend this for anyone who likes to read mystery and true crime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Berg Fargo 10-22-15
    Kimberly Berg Fargo 10-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "True Crime"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I haven't read a lot of true crimes so I don't have much to compare it to but I did find myself losing interest in all the"facts" I guess I just enjoy fiction more.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not a true crime!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The story itself was interesting. But I felt more like I was reading a court report than a novel. I found that my mind wandered with all the facts being stated and couldn't immerse myself in the story. For someone who enjoys true crime, by all means give it a listen!


    Do you think Body of Proof needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, it seems the topic was fully covered.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audio book free in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frode 09-17-15
    Frode 09-17-15 Member Since 2016

    Norwegian in a English world!

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    "Body of a good Book"

    I love true crime. Body of Proof: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O'Grady? is a good book. It's not perfect, but it's interesting. I am around 4,4 of 5 so it is close to perfect, but i feel there is some holes that are in this story that don't get talked about. John Ferak is maybe a bit new in the game, so maybe it is that inexperience that are showing? But hey, 4,4 out of 5 is more then close to perfect then i was expecting.

    Kevin Pierce means quality. There it is! 4 hrs and 45 mins is 4 hrs and 45 mins that are Kevin Pierce can show is work again. I listen to a lot of Kevin's book, and this is another one that i will listen to again, and mostly because i just have fun with Kevin!

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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