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John J. Baich

Golden, Colorado
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  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,299

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Love Joe Kenda

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

If you enjoy the TV series you will absolutely love this book. Many authors are not good oral storytellers, Mr. Kenda is clearly an exceptional talent; cop, author, and narrator. Joe, I hope to run into you at a doughnut shop in C-Springs! Oh, my error, a power ring shop in C-Springs....

  • Secret Treasure of Oak Island

  • The Amazing True Story of a Centuries-Old Treasure Hunt
  • By: D'Arcy O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. Ever since that summer day, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island off the south coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, has made it the site of the world's longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt. Author D'Arcy O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over 200 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great history of Oak Osland.

  • By Anonymous User on 03-16-19

Nice Historical Summary

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

The author presented a nice factual summary of the legion's history and the personalities of the contemporary searchers. I would recommend this book to anyone who watches "The Curse of Oak Island" as it really broadens your view of the island and the legion.

I struggled a bit with the narration, which at times was dry; however this is likely jaded by the fact that the preceding work I had finished was the best narrated book I have ever heard.

  • A Dark Night in Aurora

  • Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Theater Shootings
  • By: William H. Reid MD MPH
  • Narrated by: William H. Reid MD MPH
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

On July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, a man in dark body armor and a gas mask entered a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises with a tactical shotgun, a high-capacity assault rifle, and a sidearm. Soon twelve were dead and fifty-eight were wounded.  A Dark Night in Aurora uses the twenty-three hours of unredacted interview transcripts never seen by the public and Reid’s research to bring the listener inside the mind of a mass murderer. The result is chilling, gripping study of abnormal psychology and how a lovely boy named Jimmy became a killer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Debra Tremoulis on 09-02-18

Pleasantly Surprised

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Pleasantly surprised with the quality of the author's reading performance. The author provides keen insights into every aspect of this horrific event.

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,411

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come one, Come all into 1984!

  • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08

45 Years Later

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I've remember reading this book in high school; 45 years later it is less SciFi and even more frightening.

  • Missing Persons Cases: 12 Chilling Events That Lead to the Most Bizarre True Police Stories Ever

  • By: William Myron Price
  • Narrated by: Brad Gilliam
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Even with every effort we take to provide safety, the danger still exists. Thousands of people per year go missing and are never heard from again. The missing person is a unique phenomenon, one that is so powerful it can grip the public in fear as well as unite it. Some cases garner national attention; others are local legends. Men, women, and children are all subject to the possibility that today may be the last day they see their loved ones.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a bad newspaper article

  • By John J. Baich on 12-31-17

Reads like a bad newspaper article

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

The performer did his best to bring life to weak summaries of dry police files. Maybe the author didn't have to to do his own research. It's not the money, it is your time you're going to waste

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