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Fatal Vision | [Joe McGinniss]

Fatal Vision

The true crime tale of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, who murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters and blamed it on hippies.
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Publisher's Summary

The true crime tale of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, who murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters and blamed it on hippies.

©1983 Joe McGinniss; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster

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    Sauncelery HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-21-12
    Sauncelery HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Being unabridged


    If you’ve listened to books by Joe McGinniss before, how does this one compare?

    n/a


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Reeve?

    undetermined


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I read the book, and though it met the general qualities of the printed version, abridged versions miss so much. Especially when you know what should be there.


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    I would like to see more 'True Crimes' (unabridged) in your library. I'm having difficulty finding any and that's what I listen to.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Carmen Burlington, NC, United States 11-05-12
    Carmen Burlington, NC, United States 11-05-12
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    "Fabricated but Enjoyable as Fiction"
    Which character – as performed by Christopher Reeve – was your favorite?

    Reeve was phenomenal. He is missed.


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    Joe McGinnis is the worst sort of 'journalist'. Had he presented this book as fiction, I could've given it a wonderful rating, but it isn't. Fatal Vision is responsible for incarcerating a man who may be innocent and, even if guilty, never had a fair trial thanks in part to McGinnis. Read this as fiction as enjoy. As fact, it's disgusting and unconscionable.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John Somers, CT, USA 10-29-12
    John Somers, CT, USA 10-29-12 Member Since 2002
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    "True Crime! Made for TV? Except it really happened"

    The story of a military officer, a medical doctor, who committed a heinous crime, and his legal efforts to exonerate himself. Did he do it? Is he innocent, a victim himself of this crime? The case spans 10 years. The author gives you all the facts as they were uncovered and documented by the courts. Listen carefully. Then decide.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Molly Goshen, IN, United States 09-25-12
    Molly Goshen, IN, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Did the Doctor kill his wife and children? 3 STARS"

    PLOT: a marine green beret claims 4 hippis killed his family in a manson type murder.

    BASED on a real life event. Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald is a green beret officer and his pregnant wife and children are murdered. Dr. MacDonald escapes with a few wounds. BEFORE the CSI forensics of today you name the flub it happened from important clues being dumped in the trash or moved or tampered with. When the horrific scene of the family killed in a bizarre way the only one alive is Dr. MacDonald who's story changes each time he tells it. AT first there is no real tie in and the military police who do not want to prosecute him he goes 10 years or more before a grand jury indites him. MacDonald hired an author to write his "version" of the story to raise money for his legal fees soon has the author deciding maybe he really did do it. The audio is a bit of a bore with a tiresome reader. I give it 3 STARS all the way. Dr. MacDonald is currently in prison for the murders and is up for parole~ this fall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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