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I'll Be Watching You | [M. William Phelps]

I'll Be Watching You

In September 2001 Carmen Rodriguez, a beautiful 32-year-old Hartford mother of four, went missing. At first police were stymied - until a killer's crucial mistake led investigators down a long, dark road of cold, calculated murder.
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Publisher's Summary

In September 2001 Carmen Rodriguez, a beautiful 32-year-old Hartford mother of four, went missing. At first police were stymied - until a killer's crucial mistake led investigators down a long, dark road of cold, calculated murder.

In 1987 single mother Mary Ellen Renard was strangled, repeatedly stabbed, and left for dead in her New Jersey apartment. Her vicious assailant had already killed once - and would kill again. But unlike the fiend's other victims, Mary Ellen lived to tell the tale.

Clean-cut, popular, and on the fast track at a multinational computer firm, Rutgers grad Edwin "Ned" Snelgrove shocked friends and colleagues with a plea bargain for Renard's brutal attack - and the heinous 1983 murder of college girlfriend Karen Osmun. Vowing never to be caught again, Ned spent his time in prison obsessively studying the violent career of his idol Ted Bundy...then was released 10 years early for good behavior

Unflinching and brilliantly researched, this is an exclusive tour into the twisted mind of an all-American killer and a state attorney's tireless efforts to lock him away forever.

©2008 M. William Phelps; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Steve Pembrooke, FL, United States 09-01-09
    Steve Pembrooke, FL, United States 09-01-09 Member Since 2009
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    "TRUE CRIME AT ITS BEST"

    My only fear about the book "I'll Be Watching You", by William Phelps was I might have been fired from my job if any person saw me listening to it while working.

    Between Phelps and his reader J. Charles, it was impossible for me to be disappointed. The characters are real. There will be times while listening, you will also have problems taking off your headset.

    Ned is a SERIAL KILLER. As I listened to this fantastic Audio Book, my imagination went wild. I actually felt as if I was looking through a window experiencing the entire story.

    For me, regardless of any negative reviews from others, "I'll Be Watching You" ranks in my top five True Crime Books I have ever read.
    FANTASTIC!!!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    mindy Commerce City, CO, United States 04-09-13
    mindy Commerce City, CO, United States 04-09-13
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    "Hard to listen to"
    What would have made I'll Be Watching You better?

    I think that the story is good and I personally enjoy true crime stories, however the narration is dull. And kind of monotone. I actually fell asleep listening to this. I had to restart several times. Finally just gave up.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of J. Charles?

    I really don't know


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nickie Battleground, WA, United States 01-16-14
    Nickie Battleground, WA, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A good listen!"

    I thought this was a very interesting story! True crime at its best! I really like this author, he is in my opinion, one of the best true crime writers and I've listened to several. This book made me sad for the victims of this psychopath and mad that our justice system is so messed up! In the end justice finally prevailed but too bad another life had to be taken first! The narrater was awesome! Best narrater I have ever heard! Can't wait to listen to him again! Thanks J. Charles!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen M. Crawford 10-31-09
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    "Not a good listen"

    Probably better off reading the book than listening to it. The narrator can't seem to convey the author's words with the correct inflection or establish a mood for the book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 10-04-14
    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 10-04-14 Member Since 2007

    Obsessive reader, 6-10 books a week, chosen from Member reviews. Fact & fiction, subjects from the Tudors to Tookie, Harlem to Hiroshima, Huey Long to Huey Newton.  In-depth fair reviews - from front to BLACK!!! 

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    "DISAPPOINTING AFTER LISTENING TO "OBSESSED""

    I didn't like this book nearly as much as "Obsessed". Again, I had issues with the flippant cavałier tone of the narrator. Murder is serious business, yet J. Charles reads like this is a Dr. Suess book! The story is about a serial sexual killer more diabolical and frightening than his "mentor" Ted Bundy, but the narrator never gives the listener any sense of dread or fear. I got the impression that this was some kind of humorous fiction account, not an actual true crime. As a family member of a victim of a senseless and still unsolved murder, I can tell you first hand that the loss of a loved one is no laughing matter. However, in his defense, Charles is just reading what author Phelps wrote.

    Not only is the killer unlikeable but I found Phelps' depictions of the victims and their surviving members unsympathetic. Even stories about prostitutes as victims are more respectful than these poor women. Who cares if they had a history of failed marriages or if they liked to hang out at neighborhood bars? Why was it necessary to tell that one woman, when faced with the need to house and feed her family, chose state assistance over even THINKING about getting a job? She then promptly moved in some man - all while on the dole of the state of Connecticut, then spent that money on liquor! Still, no one deserves to be butchered and terrorized. I failed to see how all of this non-essential minutiae has anything to do with the fates of the victims.

    I so enjoyed "Obsessed" after getting over J. Charles narration and was hoping that this book would be as good. But at 14 hours and 38 minutes, it is yet another book "best served abridged"!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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