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E. Stieger

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  • Bitter Almonds

  • The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders
  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 280

Stella Nickell's small-time world was one of big-time dreams. In 1986, her biggest one came true when her husband died during a seizure, making her the beneficiary of a $175,000-plus insurance payoff - until authorities discovered that Bruce Nickell's headache capsules had been laced with cyanide. In an attempt to cover her tracks, Stella did the unconscionable. She saw to it that a stranger would also become a 'random casualty' of cyanide-tainted painkillers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Gregg Olsen Gem

  • By IndyMcDuff on 10-02-16

Knew and Loved the story but reader was just Okay

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I knew the story if it was all over the news when I was younger but the reader was very monotone but it was pretty good.

  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

"The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror..."  So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders". It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entrancing, I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-04-18

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Moved by way this allowed me to see all sides of the story. very informative

  • Son

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 21 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689

Recounts the tragic events that followed the arrest of Fred Coe, a conservative, clean-cut young man, for a series of rapes committed in the city of Spokane and led to revenge and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Psychopathy Born or Made?

  • By Michael on 04-29-15

Easy to understand and enjoy

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I really enjoyed it the narrator did a really good job with voice fluctuation and tones.

  • Inside the Mind of BTK

  • The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer
  • By: John Douglas, Johnny Dodd
  • Narrated by: Jason Klav
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Leslie on 08-30-11

The narrator mispronounce towns in Kansas.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

the narrator mispronounced the towns in Kansas over and over again taking away from the story itself.

  • The Cases That Haunt Us

  • From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away
  • By: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? America's foremost expert on criminal profiling and 25-year FBI veteran John Douglas, along with author and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, explores those tantalizing questions and more in this mesmerizing work of detection. With uniquely gripping analysis, the authors reexamine and reinterpret the accepted facts, evidence, and victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Douglas is AMAZING

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-17-16

Great read!!! More details would have been great.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

It was a fast listen however if your not paying 100% you miss quite a bit. Really fast chapters .

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  • House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler

  • By: Robert Sberna
  • Narrated by: Dave Clark
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

To his neighbors, Anthony Sowell was a friendly and helpful former Marine. But they didn't know about his dark side - or the gruesome secret inside his house. Sowell's secret life was revealed to the nation on October 29, 2009, when a Cleveland Police SWAT team entered his house to arrest him for an alleged rape. They didn't find Sowell, but they encountered a nightmarish scene: two decomposed bodies in his third-floor living room. Eight more bodies were hidden throughout the house and buried in the back yard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!! SUCH A TRAGIC, AND GIVES ME NIGHTMARES!

  • By loretta on 09-02-16

Good book

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Great book; a little confusing when it flipped and started talking about the Victims .