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.
I read this book in the late ‘90s and just finished listening to it... well worth the listen ... interesting to hear first hand accounts of some of the true crime genre podcasts I listen to ... good narration ... well worth the credit
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.
I’ve been trying to get thru what should be “a page turner” but I’ve given up ... the first couple of hours set a great cadence building the plot but I’ve hit a blah blah blah wall and it’s been another few hours ... I’ve listened to the same 6 chapters 2-3 times and I’m just lost so I’ll listen to some other books and try “Origin” again in a few months - maybe I’m not in a mood for it right now ... absolutely bumfuzzled by the difference in this book from the rest of the series
In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.
Thoroughly enjoyed this title ... you think you know history until you read a book like this ... author wrote a good story and reader brought it to life ... long over due ... well worth the read/listen!
In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation's military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and young FBI supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage - the atomic bomb.
Blum has written yet another totally absorbing nonfiction title ... Colacci does the book proud with his narration ... great storytelling
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Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.
I think I know history then I read a book like this ... what a glorious book about incredible selfless women who never looked for glory ... I’m so proud my son got to go to Goucher after hearing stories of even more brave women from his alma mater ... well done story telling!
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As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.
Coming to this title a little late ... what a good story, great characters, good reader ... this was an enjoyable book and I’m on to the second book for the next Speedwell mystery.
It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks toward Fitzroy Square - a place of many memories - she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie - who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter - to retrieve the man from Dachau....
I shed a few tears at the end - I’ll miss Maisie until her next adventure ... Orlando Cassidy is a marvelous storyteller making you feel every emotion written in this story ... I honestly think this is one of the best in our journey with Maisie Dobbs from the Great War to the the World War ... thank you Jacqueline Winspear for giving us a old friend we can be excited to visit on her journeys ... a wonderful book!
Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability - and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father, Frankie Dobbs, is not getting any younger.
I love this series... this story continues with out any let down ... it remains fresh and the reader is excellent!
The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous case becomes a distraction, as does a new development in Maisie's personal life.
I realized last week that I was three book behind in this series ... having just finished “Leaving Everything Most Loved” I feel I had a wonderful time visiting Maudie Dobb’s life ... it is a marvelous series that never lets the reader down ... good plot/story & good storytelling ... its a wonderful book ... on to the next one!
Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.
New author for me. The book was fine but the story and the reader just never caught my attention.