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  • No Stone Unturned

  • The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators
  • By: Steve Jackson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276

No Stone Unturned recreates the genesis of NecroSearch International: a small ,eclectic group of scientists and law enforcement personal, active and retired, who volunteer their services to help locate the clandestine graves of murder victims and recover the remains and evidence to assist with the apprehension and conviction of the killers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forensic Superheroes

  • By Mark on 09-14-16

My favorite narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

This book was a really great story of how NecroSearch came to be and some of the major cases they worked on. It had some really well written true crime & amazing narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The True Story of the Ken and Barbie Killers

  • Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked the Nation, Book 3
  • By: Peter Vronsky, R. J. Parker
  • Narrated by: Don Kline
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

Paul Bernado and Karla Homolka were so perfectly iconic as a newlywed couple that they were dubbed "Ken and Barbie". But their marriage had a dark side involving sex, death, and videotape. The "perfect couple" first raped and murdered Karla's little sister then kidnapped teenage schoolgirls whom they enslaved, raped, tortured, and killed while gleefully recording themselves on video doing it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but very graphic

  • By Chrissy on 06-02-16

Interesting but very graphic

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

This is a very interesting book. I have heard of the Homolka killings before, but there was information, especially from the video tapes that was new to me. One negative is that this book is really short, so if you spend a credit on it, it is only about a 2.5 hour listen. I have to say the narrator was wonderful though.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life After Death

  • By: Damien Echols
  • Narrated by: Damien Echols
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Living Poem

  • By Kelli Perkins on 05-22-13

Really good read

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

Damien Echols not only has a very amazing & inspiring story, but he truly has a way with words. I hope that he writes another book because this one really stopped at the point where he was released from prison. I would love to know more about his life after that point. I love how he was so candid about himself as a teenager and was really able to give you a glimpse into the life that he was living and the true cruelty of what was done to the WM3. I highly recommend this book.

  • Gitchie Girl

  • The Survivor's Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland
  • By: Phil Hamman, Sandy Hamman
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

The sound of snapping twigs closed in on the five teenagers enjoying an evening around a glowing campfire at Gitchie Manitou State Park. The night of music and laughter had taken a dark turn. Evil loomed just beyond the tree line, and before the night was over, one of the Midwest's most horrific mass murders had left its bloodstains spewed across the campsite. One managed to survive and would come to be known as the "Gitchie Girl".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tense, horrific, inspiring. A real horror movie

  • By S. Winchester on 06-07-16

Decent read - kinda short though

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

I decided to listen to this book after hearing a Podcast where the author, Phil Hamman, was interviewed. I was a little disappointed in the actual book since I felt it was short for a True Crime novel. However, learning more about Sandra was really great. She is an inspirational person. I wish there would've been more facts related to the crime & trials.

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  • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster

  • By: Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga - the story of a young lawyer fresh from the public defender's office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation's history. This is a gripping true crime narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ultimately an excellent listen

  • By A.R. on 03-03-13

Great Book with Amazing Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

This is a great book about John Gacy; even though there is a lot of information out there about Gacy, I still enjoyed the book and didn't feel as if it was just the same old stuff repackaged again. I wish they would've went into more detail about the crimes, instead they only tell the story of one murder, then the rest of the book is focused on Gacy himself-- his actions near the time of his arrest, his confession, trial, and then sentencing. I cannot say enough about how amazing the narrator was for this book, really great. If you like true crime, this a must read.

  • Green River, Running Red

  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149

In the most extraordinary journey Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than 49 young women. Green River, Running Red is a harrowing account of a modern monster, a killer who walked among us undetected. It is also the story of his quarry -- of who these young women were and who they might have become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful and chilling

  • By 9S on 07-02-11

Good book once you get into it...

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

Like some other reviewers mentioned, the beginning of this book goes into great detail about certain victims. It gets a little too detailed and is hard to stay interested. However once you get past the first part of the book and Ann Rule finally starts discussing Gary Ridgeway, it becomes interesting and is a decent true crime read.

  • Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,208

For twenty-five years, the trusted family doctor in a small Wyoming town had been raping and molesting the women and children who most relied on him. Mostly Mormons, the naive victims sometimes realized on their wedding nights the truth about what had happened in Dr. Story's office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible events, fascinating story.

  • By Mindy on 07-25-15

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I really love Jack Olsen and this book is good; I wouldn't say it's one of my favorites from him, but definitely deserves a listen. What this "doctor" did to his patients is really unbelievable and shocking. Also, this really tried to shine a light on how a community can back the predator and treat the victims like outcasts; very tragic and sad.

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  • The Misbegotten Son

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

An account of the crimes of Arthur Shawcross describes how the paroled child killer shot, stabbed, suffocated, and strangled 16 Rochester, New York, prostitutes and examines how the legal system failed his victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a novel, very well written.

  • By 6catz on 01-09-16

Another great Jack Olsen Book

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

Love Jack Olsen books, and this one was no exception. Kevin Pierce always does such a great job at narration. Really good true crime read, recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Killer Among Us

  • By: Charles Bosworth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 951

On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By A. Ellis on 10-23-15

Great book & narration

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

If you enjoy true crime, I would recommend this book. Kevin Pierce is always such an amazing narrator & the story line is really interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Precious Victims

  • Penguin True Crime
  • By: Don W. Weber, Charles Bosworth Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,096

The police in Jersey County, Illinois, accepted Paula Sims' story of a masked kidnapper who snatched her baby girl, Lorelei, from her bassinet. Three years later, her second newborn daughter suffered an identical fate - and this time the police were unable to stop searching until they had discovered the whole horrifying truth. This is the full terrifying story of twisted sexuality and hate seething below the surface of a seemingly normal family and of the massive investigation and nerve-shattering trial that made the unthinkable a reality.

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

  • By Mary on 12-12-15

Well written True Crime

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

The crimes this book are based on are truly heart wrenching. I was worried about listening to a book which involved murdered children; I thought maybe it would be too emotional for me, but it was really a wonderful read. I really liked that this book had a great balance of describing the events without overly focusing on the horrific nature of the crime. The authors really take you on a ride from the crimes committed to after trial confessions which give you a real since of closure at the end.
Wonderfully well written book and Kevin Pierce is a great narrator. If you enjoy true crime, I highly suggest giving this one a listen!

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