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- A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder
- By: Jerry Bledsoe
- Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
- Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives.
This is crazy... This is crazy... This is crazy...
- By Hilary on 07-07-15
Thorough and considerably enjoyable
Where does Bitter Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I have only listened to 5 audiobooks in my life, all about true crime and all best selling titles. Bitter Blood was probably the best.
What other book might you compare Bitter Blood to and why?
I would compare it to Helter Skelter, a story of a twisted delusional but very charming and persuasive individual who was able to persuade seemingly innocent and reasonable people to do terrible things.
What does Kevin Stillwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Stillwell's narration was very fitting the story. It added the illusion of the story being told by an elderly, experienced law enforcement officer who worked the case telling it to his grandchildren.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, it had too many twists, turns, and cliffhangers. I wanted to stop listening after a few hours to draw out the enjoyment.
Any additional comments?
Bitter Blood is a very interesting and thoroughly researched story about a bizarre crime. This story was so interesting if left me wishing a great crime director like David Fincher had taken a stab at adapting it to the screen.
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