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  • all of it is you.

  • By: Nico Tortorella
  • Narrated by: Nico Tortorella
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Nico Tortorella's debut poetry collection presents a singular voice honed through years as an actor, podcaster, and advocate, one colored with love, wonder, and endless curiosity. But it is also more than just words - it is a sensuous journey into who we are and how we relate to the world around us, showing how the connections we make are vital to understanding why we are here. Provocative, enlightening, and emotionally charged, all of it is you. is a poetry experience like no other.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible version is terrible

  • By Hatchue on 03-13-19

Audible version is terrible

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

This is one of the few times that I have disliked the author narrating. The introduction was a large chunk of the book and the author seems really proud of his work. However, listening to it is like word salad.

Maybe it's better if you actually read it instead of hearing it.

  • The Chicago Killer

  • The Hunt for Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
  • By: Joseph R. Kozenczak, Karen M. Kozenczak
  • Narrated by: Joseph R. Kozenczak
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

The Chicago Killer: The Hunt for Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy is the story of the capture of John Wayne Gacy, as told from the perspective of the former Chief of Detectives of the Des Plaines, Illinois, Police Department Joseph Kozenczak. The conviction of Gacy on 33 counts of murder is significant in the annals of the criminal justice system in the United States. Two articles give the listener a comprehensive insight on the use of psychics and the lie-detector in a serial murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Slow

  • By Brian Pearson on 02-15-19

Sometimes okay, sometimes tedious

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

The author spends a lot of time defending the police department's use of psychics, which I found a little unsettling. I also thought that the author would have been better suited having a professional narrator instead of reading it himself. It was sometimes pretty tedious to listen to, which is a shame considering the interesting subject.

  • Milat

  • Inside Australia's Biggest Manhunt - a Detective's Story
  • By: Clive Small, Tom Gilling
  • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

A true insider's story of the backpacker murders from the detective who led the team that arrested Ivan Milat. Milat - the serial killer who preyed on young hitchhikers. The backpackers - the innocent victims of a brutal murderer. Belanglo - a place that became synonymous with pure evil. It was the biggest and most complex manhunt in Australian history, an investigation that gripped a nation. Behind the many false leads and dead ends, precious clues emerged that pointed to one man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A story poorly told.

  • By Carl D Saff on 08-06-16

Author is writing for his personal benefit

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Did not include much about the actual murders. I found the author (a member of the police force involved in capturing him) to be very defensive. Large parts of the book seemed to be his response to people who had criticized his investigation. Also included a lot of material on several other crimes that were only very tangentially related.

I found it difficult to follow and maintain interest in.

  • The Mist

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

In the wake of a destructive Maine summer thunderstorm, an impenetrable mist descends from the direction of a local military facility and infiltrates the small town of Bridgton. David Drayton and his son, Billy, are dragged into a living nightmare as unnatural and violent forces concealed by the mist begin to emerge, wreaking havoc in their wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great audio

  • By Debbie on 07-04-17

Narrator was awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

If I could give this narrator more stars, I would. He was enthusiastic and really put his heart into the reading.

  • The Disappeared

  • By: Kristina Ohlsson
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

A young woman is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in a Stockholm suburb. She is identified as Rebecca Trolle, a student who went missing two years earlier. While Fredrika Bergman and her team try to find out why Rebecca met such a violent demise, more bodies are found in the same area.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator tough at first but grew on me

  • By Mark on 11-15-14

Decent story, poor audio narration

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The story itself was okay but the narrator trying to do an impression of Swedish accents was painful to listen to. It would have been better if she had just used her own accent. I don't think it would have detracted from the fact that the story is set is Sweden.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Voices

  • The True Story of Serial Killer Herbert Mullin
  • By: C.L. Swinney, RJ Parker
  • Narrated by: Don Kline
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Serial killer Herbert Mullin terrorized the Santa Cruz, California, area at the same time the infamous Co-Ed Killer, Edmund Kemper, was active. Unlike Kemper, Mullin killed anyone. Young, old, men, women, children, and even a priest in a confession booth. He didn't adhere to a particular MO. The deadly voices told him to kill...and he killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • criminal minds

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-16

Audiobook review

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Interesting story, but could have been better written. The writing was choppy and when narrated it sounded like a high school student reading a report to the class. The author also starts talking about himself in a couple places and it’s disorienting because it’s a sudden shift in writing style.

  • Red Zone

  • The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the San Francisco Dog Mauling
  • By: Aphrodite Jones
  • Narrated by: Kat Heiser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

It was the story that shocked the nation and captured headlines for more than a year. In January 2001, Diane Alexis Whipple bled to death in the hallway of her ritzy Pacific Heights apartment building when she was mauled by two Presa Canarios, a vicious breed of attack dog imported from the Canary Islands. After the lethal attack, animal experts testified that the dogs could not have been stopped, explaining that they had entered a frenzy called the "Red Zone".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By Dee on 04-27-15

Audiobook version

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Overall enjoyed the writing and narration, but the narrator mispronounces words throughout the entire book and it is distracting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night of the Grizzlies

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

Jack Olsen's true account, traces the causes of the tragic night in August 1967 when two separate and unrelated campers, a distance apart, were savagely mangled and killed by enraged bears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The night the bears lost their fear of humans

  • By Michael on 12-19-14

Audible version

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Jack Olsen is one of the best authors of true crime and this is my first time reading a work of his that isn’t in that genre. This may be the best thing I’ve read from him.

Kevin Pierce is an excellent narrator and keeps you engaged. My only complaint (extremely minor) is that there wasn’t much distinction when good between the stories of the 2 separate attacks so I had to go back a few times to figure out what was going on. This could have been solved by putting a pause of a few seconds in between the sections. This did not distract from the enjoyment of the book, however, and I still give it 5 stars.

  • Prisoners of Fear

  • By: Gera-Lind Kolarik
  • Narrated by: Joseph B. Kearns
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Recounts the true story of Connie Krauser Chaney, who left behind a tragic childhood to marry Wayne, unaware of his violent tendencies, and describes how she eventually fled with her young son, only to be stalked and killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • powerful message and incredible story

  • By jennifer on 09-19-16

Tinny voices

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

The story itself is decent, but the narrator sounds like he was recorded in an echo chamber and the voice actress who does the role of Connie is very mechanical. The quality of narration was poor to the point of being distracting.

  • Gosnell

  • The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer
  • By: Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer
  • Narrated by: Ann McElhinney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer. In 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described Gosnell as "America's most prolific serial killer".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult But Important

  • By There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast on 10-23-17

Preachy

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

It’s a fascinating case but it was hard to focus on the actual story bc there was so much pro-life rhetoric. About a third of this book is just talking about how abortion is murder. I don’t think the guy qualifies as a serial killer, but I’m willing to overlook that specific issue.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful