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She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire Audiobook

She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire

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Publisher's Summary

Trophy wife Celeste Beard wasn't satisfied with a luxurious lifestyle and her rich Austin media mogul husband's devotion - so she took his life!

The wife: She wanted everything, but her husband stood in the way.

The lesbian lover: A love-struck, middle-aged woman with a history of mental illness, she would do anything to set Celeste free.

The beauty salon receptionist: Celeste hired her to tie up the loose ends ... in a second conspiracy to commit murder.

©2005 Kathryn Casey (P)2013 Kathryn Casey

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    AH MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 02-28-13
    AH MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"
    If you could sum up She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire in three words, what would they be?

    This was a really great book! It makes you feel happy, sad, and angry at different times throughout it.


    What other book might you compare She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire to and why?

    Kathryn Casey's other true crime books are quite similar to this one.


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

    The author's accents that she used for the different characters was a bit weird at times.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 02-11-13
    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2013

    Why ever would I do that?

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    "Choppy narrator & too long"

    This is a good book except the narrator speaks in phrases a good bit of the story, which makes for a rather choppy listening experience. And the book is just too dang long!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debby 02-03-17
    Debby 02-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "bad narration"

    decently written story, though repetitive at times. hated the narrator! her portrayal of the characters really made it difficult to listen to and concentrate on the plot.

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    Katomic 01-28-17
    Katomic 01-28-17
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    "Ruined by melodramatic reading"

    This is an extremely well-written and well researched book, with a fascinating topic – but it is ruined by the narrators decision to perform the event and his wife and a screeching, high-pitched baby voice that

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    curtis 01-28-17
    curtis 01-28-17
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    "awsome book I loved every minute of it"

    the fact that it was a true story made it even better i love true crime books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jerrilynn 10-15-16
    Jerrilynn 10-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator was to whiney to enjoy"
    What would have made She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire better?

    Well the book was extremely boring. I have in the past liked this author, but this one was just dragging on and on and on and on and on... You get the idea.


    What was most disappointing about Kathryn Casey’s story?

    That's hard to say, I think that it is just plain boring.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Moe Rock’s performances?

    No! Her voice is whining and sounds like a petulant preteen any time she is reading dialog. It made it that much harder to listen to the book.


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

    The research was if accurate well done.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't think of anything else except that if you are considering this book, listen to the sample first to make sure you don't find the narration as painful as I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GRADY 09-18-16
    GRADY 09-18-16 Member Since 2015

    Big HOWDY from TEXAS !!! I drive a truck and listen to books to pass the time I have a driving partner a Boston Terrier named 5Wheel

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    "she was one mean woman"
    What did you love best about She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire?

    I like that it was a true story and close to where I live. It was every interesting to listen to


    What other book might you compare She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire to and why?

    Wasted by Suzy Spencer


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

    no this is my first


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    lots of moments the sex drugs and partying


    Any additional comments?

    a true waste of money time and life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christi L. Ashton 07-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Annoying narrator"

    Book was interesting but narrator was really annoying. I only continued to listen because the story was one I'd heard of previously.

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    Enes 04-26-16
    Enes 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    Good..hated the voice the narrator used for Tracy and Celeste...overall good though..............lost of background on charactors

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    Courtney Ahrens Missouri, USA 04-25-16
    Courtney Ahrens Missouri, USA 04-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible narration"

    Loved the story but the narration was horrible! Probably the worst I've heard and I've listen to dozens of audible books. Her normal speaking voice is fine but when she tried to imitate the other characters it is soooo bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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