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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29,197

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Captivating. Thought Provoking. Addictive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-17

I was there alongside them with each twist and turn the characters made. From minor to major, you sympathize and empathize, with them. You're unsure why you do... until the end.

  • Seriously...I'm Kidding

  • By: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Narrated by: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,276
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,250

"I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what you would expect from Ellen

  • By R. Strauss on 12-19-11

More inspirational ;; than, hilarious.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

I love Ellen and she loves the world. I don't fault her for that; however, I wasn't looking for a, "feel gpod about me book". I was looking for the double over in laughter, can't breathe book. I'm still going t lo watch her show. I'm still going to back up her causes and, I would definitely still recommend this book. You just have to be in a different frame of mind. I'll re-listen, some othee day. Love the kindness. Love the love. What a beautiful person soul.

  • Mindhunter

  • Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
  • By: John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208

Discover the classic behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals - the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have purchased every book J.E.D. Has made available

  • By leelee8888 on 10-29-17

awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Exactly what it promises to deliver. Informative, direct and fantastically factual. True crime beats horror fiction any day.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Serial Killer Books

  • 15 Famous Serial Killers True Crime Stories That Shocked the World
  • By: Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

There are reasons why some of the most famous serial killers in the world have names that stick in our memories, send shivers up our spines, make us double-check to make sure the doors are locked at night, and maybe peek under the bed to be sure nothing is lurking there before we turn off the lights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So many well known serial killers in one book.

  • By Rhonda on 07-16-17

gory. detail oriented.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Not for psychological reasonings. pure horror story readings. Halloween perfection. if you give gifts for all hollows eve.... search no more.

  • Killings

  • By: Calvin Trillin
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

"Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people's lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, To Hear Calvin's Cadence Once More.

  • By w Stulmaker on 09-07-17

It's all about the everyday lives of victims.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

It was a fantastic book for someone who is interested more in the people and their everyday actions that led to their demise. They do not concentrate on the gory details of the murder itself; but, the why and the surprise of some people's dark secrets.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undisclosed Files of the Police

  • Cases from the Archives of the NYPD from 1831 to the Present
  • By: Bernard Whalen, Philip Messing, Robert Mladinich
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

From atrocities that occurred before the establishment of New York's police force in 1845 through the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to the present day, this history is an insider's look at more than 80 real-life crimes that shocked the nation, from arson to gangland murders, robberies, serial killers, bombings, and kidnappings, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good History of Crime in NYC

  • By Bob Shinders on 03-10-17

Absolute Overview

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-17

it is exactly what it says it is. An overview of murders from before the 5 Burroughs became NYC and after. The police stretched thin. The FBI not sharing information so they could bulk up their performance reviews. Most of the crimes, I'd never heard of. The book gives you options to take note of the ones that made an impression upon you; so, you can dig further into it on your own. I liked this book immensely for being true to it's title.

  • FREE: The Window Man

  • By: Louise Millar
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 922

The Window Man is the first story in the Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1 collection. Enjoy it for free, exclusively in audio! Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by best-selling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-17

the title is misleading

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-17

There was absolutely no killing women in this book. it hinted at everything; but, no real action what so ever.

  • The Serial Killer Files

  • The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World’s Most Terrifying Murderers
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Hollywood's make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can't hold a candle to real-life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me feel sick, yet I didn't want it to end

  • By Neuron on 02-07-17

A General Overall

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-17

I think they tried to include too many murders; therefore, missing in-depth details and descriptions.

  • Serial Killers

  • The Method and Madness of Monsters
  • By: Peter Vronsky
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in ancient Rome, through 15th-century France, up to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as "the serial rampage killer" such as Andrew Cunanan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By brooke browning on 01-26-17

Perpetrator Profiling

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-17

If you are interested in how the BAU began and why it began, this book is for you. Jumbled in the story are the major and lesser known serial killers: words, confessions and found items that belonged to the murderers are revealed and what theh believe it represents in the whole scheme of things. Good listening before bed. Narrative voice was pleasantly smooth. If you are looking for more gory details and such; this, isn't the book for you. Disturbing, yes. gory, no.



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