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  • The Forgotten Promise

  • Rejoining Our Cosmic Family
  • By: Sherry Wilde
  • Narrated by: Jonna Kae Volz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 468

This is the story of one woman's life-long interaction with beings from another world, and her journey to go beyond the fear to find meaning and purpose. In this book she explores the abduction experience and shares with you the three important things they insisted she learn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Withhold judgment till last two hours

  • By Computer Nut on 12-17-14

I bought this after watching her story on YouTube

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

I was impressed by Sherry, her story seemed genuine and I really like her as a human being. I searched for all her speaking engagements which were posted to YouTube and learned she ultimately wrote her story and in some ways fulfilled her “ mission”.

I am taken with the detail, her sincere delivery of events she describes and I believe her. I wanted to learn more. I wanted to find out the details which I was hoping she would have gone into more then I felt I got after I finished the book.

She describes being placed in such a particular meditative state, so she and her hypnotist can relive the experience to bring the memory to the surface and recall details of the event in order to document the encounter. In one example, she was able to see and read the street sign to which she had never looked at during the initial encounter in 1977. So , if that’s the case, I would have really expected the details of the “visits “ or “encounters” she chose for this book , to have been rich with more insights and explanations then I felt she shared.

Also, I was listening to her speak on a radio show , where she mentioned leaving some very interesting and what I thought were extremely relevant stories having to do with her finance whom shares these encounters, only they are not with “grays” they are with “reptillion “. I wanted more about her encounters with those beings and supposedly treating her in the dead of night in her bed with Reiki. She left out a lot, and I felt I could not get much from her brief and non descriptive retelling.

Overall, I enjoy watching her speak more then I did her book, but let me make clear, this in NO WAY has made my views about her any different in terms of credibility or trust. She absolutely is being truthful, I just hope her next book includes the stories she left out, and I want more of her outlook on the philosophical and metaphysical outlook on things.

  • Homicide & True Crime Stories of 2017

  • Annual True Crime Anthology
  • By: Rebecca Lo, Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Every year, we look back in horror at the sheer evil mankind is capable of, and 2017 was no different. Across the world, but particularly in the United States, startlingly horrific crimes have almost become commonplace, causing us to double-lock our doors at night and look over our shoulders, wondering if we're safe, no matter how crowded or well-lit our location is. In this true crime release, we've compiled some of the most gripping and gruesome crime stories of 2017.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE Murder Yearbook . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 01-23-18

Have not even gotten through the prolog and already

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

You know this is not going to be a fair and accurate account of the crimes when during the prolog , before the book begins , the author felt the need to not only ridicule and criticize our President but has blamed him and his winning the election as the primary reason for the increase in crime overall. I wish I could return this because that left a bad taste in my mouth.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Heart

  • A True Story of Sex, Manipulation, and Murder
  • By: Rebecca Lavoie, Kevin Flynn
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Was murder part of the game? Seventeen-year-old Kat McDonough grew up with theater in her blood - and a penchant for make-believe. More than a decade older, Seth Mazzaglia was well-known in the community theater circle of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He, too, had a rich inner life - and he soon had Kat convinced that they were soul mates. To intensify their bond, Seth lured Kat into a world of violent sex and role-playing, where she was his slave. Enter Lizzi Marriott, the new girl in town. And when she accepts an invitation to Kat and Seth's apartment....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great New True Crime... Finally!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-17

This was decent

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

I prefer my true crime to be verbatim quotes that are told from interrogation rooms and court transcripts rather then summary after summary of the events which can leave room for Misinterpretation. But in whole, it was not terrible.

  • Taken from Home

  • A Father, a Dark Secret, and a Brutal Murder
  • By: Eric Francis
  • Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Grand Junction, Colorado, 2001: When Michael Blagg's adoring wife, Jennifer, and his six year-old-daughter, Abby, disappeared from their home, Michael led the charge to find them, even going so far as to make a nationwide appeal on Good Morning America for information. But seven months later, investigators found Jennifer's remains in a Mesa County landfill, and things took a darker turn. While Michael, a respected prayer-group leader, played the part of grieving survivor, authorities became increasingly suspicious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was great!

  • By leelee8888 on 12-11-17

This was great!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

There are many different tastes for people who love true crime, in terms of how the author presents the material. This was exactly how I like my true crime written. He verbatim recounted the police interviews, the evidence and covered the trial. I love that in no way did he add any boring redundant filler , give any bias or bad mouth the perp. Unfortunately, that seems to be a bad habit that a lot of true crime authors pick up , in order to make the book longer and seem more relevant ie, William Phelps . I can’t even listen to Phelps even when I’m interested in the cases he writes , due to his poor writing style and ,that simply isn’t the case with Eric Francis. Looking forward to listening to more of this author.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Mindhunter

  • Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
  • By: John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have purchased every book J.E.D. Has made available

  • By leelee8888 on 10-29-17

I have purchased every book J.E.D. Has made available

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

And this one by far was the most interesting to me in terms of cases. One thing about his books , he always takes the first 3 chapters or so ( about 2 hours), talking about his background that gets tedious and I’ll be honest, I usually skip those chapters. This one is no different and even with the loss of the first hour or so, I would still recommend this for the really , juicy, detailed and interesting cases that after his initial bio , seems to be back to back for the next ten hours.
Great book, I’m hard to please and I really liked this one a lot.

75 of 78 people found this review helpful

  • Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

  • Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops, and the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream
  • By: David McGowan
  • Narrated by: Bill Fike
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia. Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn't make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a blast!!!

  • By John M. ONeal on 12-26-17

A lot of information , albeit somewhat scattered

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

I like the premise of this book overall. However, his overall presentation of these historical and sensational facts are a bit unsatisfying.

He is touching and I mean tiptoeing from one murder to the next , or it was suicide and so on...so quickly, my head is spinning. We are getting the most basic facts including a name, the band they played with, the age of death and whether it was ruled a murder or suicide .

It leaves me wanting more info and having to seek google . There was one in particular murder he mentioned, "Jan Doe 59". He stated she was a "Jane Doe " murdered in 1969 by way of 159 stab wounds. That's it. That's all he said. So , now I'm left having to google this person , something that I feel I should not have to do when reading a book like this.
But the part that bothers me is she is not a "Jane Doe" any more. In fact, her name was Jeet Jurvetson And in 2016, they had a positive ID from her sister in Canada , who confirmed it with a DNA sample. She was 19 and the theory is that she possibly fell victim to one of Manson's crew.

A simple google search would have been useful on his part to make sure his info accurate and updated. It makes me question how many more of these " outdated " facts is being retold .

The other thing I noticed and don't really care for , is his sarcastic tone and Facetious way in which he writes these accounts. It's done purposely, and I'm don't know why because it's not funny, in fact, it's rather annoying.

Other then that it's a decent account of the 60s counterculture and nefarious characters who inhabited it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Out for Blood

  • Britain's Thorney Dyke Knife Murders
  • By: Gary C. King
  • Narrated by: Dan Orders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

This is the disturbing account of 31-year-old Joanna Dennehy, mother of two; the man under her spell, Gary Stretch, 47; and the murder investigation that led them and others to the Old Bailey for trial. A true crime short, plus 17 additional true crime stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tasty Morsels of Murder . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 03-10-17

When will these authors learn

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

A bad narrator , will take a good book and make it intolerable to listen to, and the adverse effect is true. A so so book can benefit ten fold if the narrator makes it interesting and gives it life. The former is true here. This book is well researched and interesting I'm sure, but this narrator is so wrong, the voice inflection so distracting , I can't
Listen for more then 15 min without shutting it off. I just can't seem to get through it. Disappointing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Female Serial Killers

  • How and Why Women Become Monsters
  • By: Peter Vronsky
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Society is conditioned to think of murderers and predators as men, but in this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill - and the political, economic, social, and sexual implications.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Author not a fan of women or fat people

  • By Stubbornbutterfly on 02-11-18

Extremely well researched

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Lots of info on each criminal, some well known and others not. I found it very interesting and I was pleasantly surprised that it was much more the usual basic info that we hear on every other true crime show or book.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overkill

  • By: Lyn Riddle
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Laurie Show was as compassionate as she was hardworking. The outgoing high-school junior worked part-time to pay for the home she and her divorced mother shared. Yet she always had time to tutor friends struggling in school. And she befriended a dejected classmate after his traumatic breakup with his pregnant long-time girlfriend Michelle Lambert. But soon things spiraled into jealous obsession, stalking, and a brutal attack that left Laurie murdered in her own bedroom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better then I expected..

  • By leelee8888 on 06-19-17

Better then I expected..

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Sometimes with true crime books, they will sound very interesting in terms of the details regarding the particular crime. However, because the " who ,what where , when, why " are usually known prior to reading the book, it takes a good author to make it interesting enough to want to read ( or listen) to the book in its entirety, at least without getting bored.
Unfortunately, there are not enough that fall in that category; this book however, is one of the few.
I felt that the author stuck to the facts, and didn't overdue it on the backgrounds of the persons involved; which was the problem for me with the last true crime book I read "Pure Murder" by Corey Mitchell.
I thought the testimony was interesting and didn't feel like trudging through slush to get through it.
Overall, true crime buffs will enjoy it mand I would recommend this one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Touching the Void

  • By: Joe Simpson
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

Joe Simpson, with just his partner, Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days he wrestled with guilt as they prepared to return home. Then a cry in the night took them out with torches, where they found Joe, badly injured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully told true story

  • By David Shear on 01-17-14

Liked this ALOT!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Very good first person account of the harrowing True story of one man story of survival in the Swiss Alps.

The book did not hesitate to jump right in to the life changing , harrowing event , and did not waste anytime on the typical and sometimes boring backgrounds of the climbers or the family , which has its pro and cons.

It does maintain its pace throughout even for those who are not familiar with the sport of climbing. I sucked right in and felt the bitter -20° windchill with them as it was recounted detail by mind chilling detail.

It's a quick and interesting read and I promise you will have mixed feelings in the end about what you consider "right" thing vs "moral" thing and I still wonder what I would have done. So I think the book has left a mark , as long as I have a question then I am sure this book will stick with me for quite some time to come.