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Ellen Felician

Milwaukee, WI
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  • Starvation Heights

  • A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, came to a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary fasting treatment of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters. But within a month of arriving at what the locals called Starvation Heights, the women were emaciated shadows of their former selves, waiting for death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating

  • By ilene on 10-23-17

What a Wicked Woman....

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

Wow...total evil.
Great story...and the narrator wasn't bad. Amazing that people like this really exist and people allow themselves to fall for such nasty schemes.

  • Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors: And Other True Cases

  • Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 16
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 267

It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: The last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar. Whether only an acquaintance or a trusted intimate, such killers share a common trait that triggers the downward spiral toward death for someone close to them: They are masters at hiding who they really are. Their clever masks let them appear safe, kind, and truthful. They are anything but - and almost no one can detect the murderous impulses buried deep in their psyches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Evil People Do

  • By Dianne on 02-14-13

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

The first case had so many details. It was shocking and unbelievable. I haven't been so engrossed in a true crime story before. Great Job Ann on the detail and investigation. That story originally disgusted me.....but wow...it makes me want justice for the victims more than ever....even though that obviously won't happen now.

Great book. I have suggested to friends already. You won't be disappointed.

Narrator was ok...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Pastor's Wife

  • The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
  • By: Diane Fanning
  • Narrated by: Julie Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Beneath a veneer of respectability and religion, Mary Winkler's soul festered as she struggled to be obedient and loving to her husband and her God. Her suppressed anguish exploded in a shotgun blast that took the life of her husband, preacher Matthew Winkler. Mary packed up her three young daughters and fled to the beach, leaving an endless trail of questions in her wake. Would anyone ever make sense of the tragedy in Selmer, Tennessee?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfies your curiosity about this murder.

  • By farmhouselady on 12-04-12

Lots of filler used

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

I was excited to read/listen to a Diane Fanning book since I see her on Deadly Women quite a bit. However, this book was pretty boring. Lots of filler used on history of the location...nothing to do with the case. It seemed like she got most of her references from the media...which we have all read all ready.
The narrator's voice was pretty annoying too when she read the conversations.
I will try another Diane Fanning...hoping it has more information that what the average joe can read in the newspaper or crimelibrary
I definitely wouldn't recommend this one though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Charisma Myth

  • How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
  • By: Olivia Fox Cabane
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,685

What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic.

  • By Gare&Sophia on 12-05-12

This Generations Dale Carnegie....This is a Must!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-12

Amazing Book. This book breaks down how we can fix certain self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors. This book will grow your confidence, self-esteem, and re-duce stress. Really an effective life changing book.
Everyone should have this book. It is a fun read and truly beneficial. And guess what once you pick this book up you will read it...unlike the other self-help books you eventually give up on.
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25 of 31 people found this review helpful