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  • The Misbegotten Son

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

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

WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Well, the duo have done it again!! Jack & Kevin together make a great untouchable team , Jack is the very BEST of crime writers , he reels you in from the first sentence, his incredible research on the subjects he writes about is so in depth! Kevin brings it to life w/his fantastic narration abilities. Great book all the way around , you won’t be disappointed.
However , if you are a bit queasy when it comes to details re:death , rape, etc.. please be aware that many parts of this book is detailed
crime scenes and may make you uneasy..

  • Submerged

  • Ryan Widmer, His Drowned Bride and the Justice System
  • By: Janice Hisle
  • Narrated by: Janice Hisle, Mike Landis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Based on exclusive new information, Submerged, a compelling true crime drama, exposes hidden angles of a case that captivated and divided an ordinary American community, tore apart two families, and tested the criminal justice system. Compelled by conscience and curiosity, former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice (Morse) Hisle - who covered the saga of Ryan and Sarah Widmer from the start - returns 10 years later to dig deep to tell the untold story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is TERRIBLE - but good book.

  • By Monica on 12-11-18

Sad

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I wish I could’ve continued on w/this read as it sounds like an interesting case , I , however
couldn’t listen any longer due to the narration 🥴I felt it sounded forced and over the top.

  • Keri 1: The Original Child Abuse True Story

  • By: Kat Ward
  • Narrated by: Bridget Thomas
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

From the outside, there was no reason to suspect the family life of young schoolchild Keri was anything but unremarkable. Two loving parents, a backdrop of 1960s Britain; life had provided for her, at least with the riches of modesty. Keri herself however, would often confound teachers with her erratic behaviour, which was at best sullen and withdrawn; at worst violently disruptive. When challenged, she would only exacerbate her growing reputation as a fantasist; weaving terrible tales about the "abuse" she was suffering at the hands of her very creators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1 of 7

  • By Charlene on 08-14-18

Heartrenching💔

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This is a must read for anyone who is involved with the justice system and abused children , I have found through personal experience that adults in a position of power do not believe the child and this in an eye opener , for sure, hopefully this book will save many of children from unspeakable horrors as Kat has shed a light on the horrific abuse that children endure from the ones who are supposed love them the most , these individuals are cunning , lying evil monsters “who quite literally live under our beds” and unless adults who have the power to help , open their eyes and see through the nastiness of these individuals .. we the lonely abused children will most certainly grow up to become insecure , withdrawn , unstable and a (whole host of other terrible life long emotional baggage ) members of society .

  • My Sister Milly

  • By: Gemma Dowler
  • Narrated by: Ruby Thomas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Everyone thinks they know the story of Milly Dowler. Haunting headlines about the missing schoolgirl splashed across front pages. The family's worst fears realised when her body was found months later. The years of waiting for the truth, only to learn that the killer, known to the police, lived just yards from where Milly had vanished. The parents subjected to horrific psychological torture at a trial orchestrated by the murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shameful Investigation Added to This Family's Pain

  • By Susan on 11-14-17

Tragic 😢

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

What a horrific tragedy that this family had to endure , the book is well written and they couldn’t have used a better performer than Ruby Thomas ,the way she puts so much emotion into her words and always the right tone for the event ,makes you feel as though you are there going through this along with the family. I have children and CANNOT imagine this horrendous act to ever befall my family , I was on the verge of tears throughout this book , my heart had broken for this Mother many times whilst listening to the heinous crime the “DEVIL” inflicted on her baby😔💔
If you are a lover of true crime then this book will surely shock when details of the investigation emerge, absolutely utterly appalling !!🤬

  • Mom Said Kill (Pinnacle True Crime)

  • By: Burl Barer
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

When Jerry Heimann's son arrived at his father's home in Everett, Washington, he found his grandmother, an Alzheimer's patient, alone in the house, starving and dehydrated. His father was missing. The furniture was gone. Within hours, police realized that Jerry's live-in housekeeper, Barbara Opel, had robbed him and fled. But where was Jerry? The next morning, Barbara Opel's 11-year-old son led police to Jerry's body. Soon, stunned detectives were getting confessions from a ragtag group of teens and preteens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good overall. crazy story for sure!

  • By Bernard Dupuy on 08-21-18

Yawn😴

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I found it difficult to get into this book. It was repetitive , slow, and far tooo much descriptive of matters that could have been omitted . some parts held my interest , however , overall I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Others may not find it as such, that was just my experience .

  • Trust No One

  • By: Teresa Cooper
  • Narrated by: Alicia Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Thrust into state care at six months of age because of an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, Teresa Cooper spent an unsettled childhood in a variety of children's homes. At age 13, she was sent to Kendall House in Gravesend, Kent, a home which soon became her prison and worst nightmare. Teresa found herself a victim of a terrible regime: she was injected with dangerously high doses of drugs and sexually abused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most heart wrenching books

  • By Ruth on 07-12-17

One of the most heart wrenching books

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

To give this book 5 stars doesn't do it justice, it's deserving of so much more!! The young girl in this book has touched my heart like no other , she literally went through hell and back not once , twice but multiple times and I'm so amazed that she has had the strength to fight like she's done!!! I myself am a survivor of child abuse at the hands of my step-father & mother , however no where near Teresa's "rip your heart out " abuse/neglect . I have yet to face all of my "demons" and don't think I ever will , even as an adult I still have yet to find a trusting person with whom I can share and relieve myself of that burden even if it's just a little at a time . That type of abuse is harrowing and I have so much respect for her for continuing on , marching forward and getting results!!! May god bless you & yours, keep fighting , there are those of us who need you to keep us strong and focused ! Thank you !

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sex Survivor: First Lesbian Love

  • A First Lesbian Sex Erotica Story
  • By: Julie Bosso
  • Narrated by: Sapphire Rose
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Sandra and Ralph are back, and this husband and wife are excited about the new episode of Sex Survivor on the Explicita porn channel. For this week's episode first lesbian experiences are planned, and that excites Sandra beyond measure. For some time, Sandra has fantasized about being with another woman, and her imagination goes wild as she watches two women explore each other's bodies and makes love to her husband at the same time.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth the time

  • By Ruth on 10-09-16

Not worth the time

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Poorly done.. narrator wasn't at all enticing , storyline left a lot to be desired . Wouldn't recommend. May have given it another star had the narrator put more into it.story

  • My Prison Without Bars

  • The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal
  • By: Taylor Evan Fulks
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

My Prison without Bars is a courageous and harrowing journey through the catacombs of hell, from the mind and voice of a little girl, living with her own monster underneath her bed. Written in first person, this novel is not a memoir, but more a psychological thriller based on true events; chronicling one woman's attempt to claw her way out of the darkness of Child Sexual Abuse, while struggling to find normal, in a not-so-normal world. It is poignant, dark and graphic; not for the faint of heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My life

  • By Ruth on 03-08-16

My life

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

I am a 45 yr old woman , who to this day has never been able to put pen to paper and write my story , although I have wanted to throughout countless times in my life. This book has brought about my sad and lonely childhood memories, as if it was written from the depths of my soul , I to suffered in much the same way as the Author, our childhood and adult life are mirror images of one another. I praise Taylor for having the strength to push through and become the woman she has! Even though I become a mother of 5 children and have vowed to never let them see the sadness or live the way I had lived , I lost myself completely as I have devoted my life to my children! I still haven't the strength to confront my mother , I am still yearning for her love and acceptance, I struggle daily with my past , and have never had one person to count on throughout my life:(
I would love to one day speak with the author , as she has given me a tiny bit of hope that maybe someday I can do as she has done and move on. I know this is just a review regarding her book , and she will probably never get a chance to read this, however I would like her to know she is not alone , and I too know all to well what she has endured! My best wishes to her and her family ! May she always have the strength and love within to make it in this crazy life .

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Conviction

  • The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars
  • By: Juan Martinez
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with bated breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of murder one for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, to death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Understood His Questioning Technique Before

  • By Dennis on 02-22-16

Justice was served !

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

I enjoyed listening to this book, I had started with the hopes of learning something new re: the case, however it contained 98% of info that most of the public already knew, especially those of us who were vigilant in keeping up with the day to day during ,before ,and after trial. I absolutely love Juan and think he did a fantastic job of making sure Jodi would spend the rest of her pathetic life behind bars!!! Juan is the BEST !!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful