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  • The Beast I Loved

  • A Battered Woman's Desperate Struggle to Survive
  • By: Robert Davidson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

June Briand shot four bullets into her husband's head and was sentenced to 15 years to life. This is the shocking, true story of survival - and the intense bond June shared with her pathologically violent husband, a monster who physically and sexually tortured, degraded, and dominated her so relentlessly she refused to believe he was dead even after she killed him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond Beast . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 07-14-18

Trapped in Abuse

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This is a story of one woman's life in a very abusive marriage. It started slowly, then escalated to such an extreme that she had no other option in order to protect herself and the children. An extremely difficult story to listen to. One can kind of understand why she stayed, and endured for years, as the children would suffer more if she left and was unable to get them out with her. She is extremely lucky to have survived. It's impossible to understand what makes a person treat another person, that they supposedly love, so horribly. Just sad for everyone involved.
As usual, Kevin Pierce's narration is flawless. He is by far the best narrator for true crime stories, and beyond. Easy to follow. Professional all the way through.
-I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Torture Mom

  • A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder (True Crime)
  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

In July 1965, teenagers Sylvia and Jenny Likens were left in the temporary care of Gertrude Baniszewski, a middle-aged single mother, and her seven children. The Baniszewski household was overrun with children. There were few rules and ample freedom. Sadly, the environment created a dangerous hierarchy of social Darwinism where the strong preyed on the weak. What transpired in the following three months was both riveting and chilling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sad, Angry... Lot of Emotions

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-01-18

Unimaginably Tragic

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This is the story of Sylvia Likens of Indianapolis, Indiana in the 1960s. She was brutally, brutally, brutally, tortured and murdered for no reason whatsoever. I feel that it is important to say her name. I live in Indy and have known this story all my life. This book has a slightly different perspective, so it was interesting to kind of get the back story of the adult murderous ringleader. I refuse to state her name, although I will never forget it. Sylvia suffered horrendously basically due to what began as shallow jealously. How, and why, the neighborhood kids came over and joined in, is beyond me. The penalties for these people were either non-existent or extremely lenient. None of the perpetrators should have ever seen the light of day. It is a difficult story, but Sylvia deserves for the truth to be told. The narration was smooth and easy to follow.
Rest in Peace, Dear Sylvia.
-I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Caddyshack

  • The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story
  • By: Chris Nashawaty
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working-class kids and the white-collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags in the hot summer sun. It has sex, drugs, and one very memorable candy bar, but the movie we all know and love didn't start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn't have the word classic in mind as the cameras were rolling.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Really About Caddyshack Until Hour 5

  • By William M. on 07-01-18

Interestingly Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Very interesting story. From the beginning of National Lampoon through the making of Caddyshack. Did not want it to end. Birdseye view inside the story. Quite entertaining and enjoyable. Recommended listen for any true Caddyshack fan!!

  • The Man with the Candy

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

A full account of the most heinous crime of the century in which nearly 30 young boys were sexually tortured to death. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Boys Who Met the Man with the Candy

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-13-18

Heartbreakingly Sad

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

All true crime stories are very sad, and this is no exception.
When the young men of a poor town in Texas start to go missing in the early 1970s, the police wrongly chalk them up to hippy, dope head, runaways. Until a very unexpected event happens that opens the whole thing up to the truth, an unimaginable hell for these young men.
This narrator, Kevin Pierce, is one of the very best for true crime stories. He smoothly tells the story, and keeps it going. By far, one of my favorite narrators.
I recommend this book to any true crime fan. My heart breaks for these boys and their families.
-I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Charmer: A Ladies' Man and His Victims

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

The author of Predator traces the story of George Russell, Jr., a bright, young, popular black man whose thirty-year psychological unraveling led to a shocking killing spree. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved SON ~ Get THIS!!

  • By Polly Poizendem on 11-18-17

Psycopath!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

This is a story about a person who has no disregard for anyone besides himself. A true psychopath. Kept me interested through to the end, as I was wondering how he would get caught.
The narrator, Kevin Pierce, was perfect yet again. Any true crime book narrated by Mr. Pierce is a good listen.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Junkie Love

  • By: Joe Clifford
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

From the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford's Junkie Love traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction. Based on Clifford's own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock 'n' roll wannabe in the 1990s, the book draws on the best of Kerouac and the Beats, injecting a heavy dose of pulp fiction as it threads a rollicking narrative through a doomed love triangle, lit up by the many strange characters he meets along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! an inside look into an junkies mind

  • By TinkerMel on 05-16-17

Powerful!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

If you could sum up Junkie Love in three words, what would they be?

What A Story!!!

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty of the author. And, of course that the author landed on the other side alive.

What about Timothy McKean’s performance did you like?

The narration was perfect. I had to keep reminding myself that it was not the author doing the narration.

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

Not only one moment, many moments. His ties to his mother that were strained at times, but ultimately they were good. Family wins out sometimes.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Every Mother's Nightmare

  • By: Charles Bosworth Jr
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Reveals the harrowing story of two mothers, Jude Govreau and Mari Winzen, whose children were brutally killed by a vicious murderer, and recounts their efforts with a lone district attorney to bring the murderer to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking but interesting

  • By Charles on 11-19-15

Sad true crime story

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Where does Every Mother's Nightmare rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well written. Long, and full of details, but that was the only way to successfully tell this story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The mothers and the prosecutor. They refused to give up no matter what odd events happened that tried to thwart justice.

Any additional comments?

Kevin Pierce is by far the very best narrator for true crime stories. If he's narrating it, I have to listen, no matter what its about.

  • Betrayal in Blue

  • The Shocking Memoir of the Scandal That Rocked the NYPD
  • By: Burl Barer, Frank C. Girardot Jr., Ken Eurell
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce, Burl Barer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

NYPD officers Mike Dowd and Kenny Eurell knew there were two ways to get rich quick in Brooklyn's Lower East Side. You either became drug dealers, or you robbed drug dealers. They decided to do both. Dowd and Eurell ran the most powerful gang in New York's dangerous 75th Precinct, the crack cocaine capitol of 1980s America.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Do not waste your money enriching a felon!

  • By Wayne on 05-27-18

Shocking!!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

What was one of the most memorable moments of Betrayal in Blue?

The whole story was unbelievable, but true. Police corruption. Dangerous. Terrifying. Powerful. Fascinating!

What about Kevin Pierce and Burl Barer ’s performance did you like?

Kevin Pierce was excellent as always. Never disappoints. Great narrator.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eternal Deception

  • The House of Closed Doors, Book 2
  • By: Jane Steen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Kansas, 1872. Unwed mother Nell Lillington hopes to support her daughter Sarah and friend Tess by working as a seamstress in an isolated seminary. When her only ally among the seminary's leaders dies, she must choose between returning to her old life in Chicago and remaining in charge of her destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with great characters

  • By Maggie Tuliver on 09-30-16

Good Follow Up to Book One

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

What did you like best about this story?

Nell, the main character. Smart, independent, strong. Enjoy following along with her in her world.

What about Elizabeth Klett’s performance did you like?

Elizabeth Kent is an excellent narrator. Definitely keeps one invested in the story. Would definitely listen to her other narrations.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

  • Cup of Blood

  • A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Prequel
  • By: Jeri Westerson
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

When a corpse turns up at his favorite tavern, Crispin Guest-disgraced knight turned detective - begins an inquiry, but the dead man turns out to be a Templar knight, an order thought to be extinct for 75 years, charged with protecting a certain religious relic which is now missing. Before he can begin to investigate, Crispin is abducted by shadowy men who are said to be minions of the French anti-pope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable beginning for the Crispin Guest series

  • By Marcheta on 01-12-15

Good Historical Fiction

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Good plot. I particularly enjoy historical fiction.This is a prequel to other stories to follow. Will definitely be checking them out as well.

What about Tim Campbell’s performance did you like?

Tim Campbell is an excellent narrator. Would not hesitate to listen to other audio books narrated by Mr. Campbell.

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

No particular moment. Crispin Guest, disgraced, stripped of his titles, yet still held on to his pride. Enemies abound around every corner, strong character.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful