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  • Profiled: The Zodiac Examined

  • The Zodiac Serial Killer, Book 2
  • By: Mark Hewitt
  • Narrated by: Mark Redfield
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Following up on the meticulously-detailed research of Hunted: The Zodiac Murders, Profiled: The Zodiac Examined goes beyond the case files to develop a comprehensive criminal profile that examines the personality, psychology, physical characteristics, and motives of the Zodiac. Based in the same detailed research of Hunted, Profiled sticks to the facts and articulates at every step how the conclusions of the profile were reached. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Text of Story Is Good. Narration - Not So Much

  • By Just Curious on 08-16-18

The Text of Story Is Good. Narration - Not So Much

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Lots of facts per the California "Zodiac Killer" case...Good for anyone interested in this ongoing mystery...My "not so much" issue is with the Narration...The Reader drove me to stop listening at times because of his reading what was apparently quoted material...and his speaking the words - Quote...Close Quote - after EVERY Phrase...or single Word...e.g., The detective said, Quote, "NO," Close Quote...etc. etc...and there was a LOT of this... I've never encountered this before in an audio-book...If this were a hard-copy book,quotes would be obvious...but not necessary in this audio format...To me, this was extremely distracting...Take Care!

  • Dark Dreams

  • A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind
  • By: Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G Michaud
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders - the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY SOME NEW AND INTERESTING CASES!

  • By leelee8888 on 10-16-16

Hazelwood Was One of the Best in His Field!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Along with Robert Ressler, I think Roy Hazelwood was one of the most dispassionate, scholarly students/investigators of sexually oriented crimes and criminals. He made his stories less about himself, and more about the task at hand - investigating these horrible crimes, and identifying the criminals.

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,385

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting masterpiece

  • By Kat - Audible on 03-02-18

This Killer Needs To Be Caught or Identified TODAY

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

As far as "true crime" books are concerned, I rank this very high, e.g. along side of Robert Graysmith's excellent ZODIAC. However, I think the goal of the author was to also provide some stimulus that might bring forth new information - provoke a previously unknown witness/someone with knowledge of this case to contact the police. [I live 2000 miles from California, and that this case is unresolved disturbs me...]
If you don't know, Ms. McNamara passed away before she could finish this book, but - given her years of diligent research - other editors/writers familiar with her work and style - were able to present a readable, informative book that is also quite entertaining. (After listening to this audio, I bought the hard-copy book.)
No doubt Ms. McNamara was a gifted writer, and "dogged" researcher, and this book will not only honor her memory, but - I hope - help bring about a resolution to this most horrible series of crimes. (Please listen to the sample of this book, provided by audible, so you can judge the quality of the reader - which is Very Good, imo - before you buy it.) Take Care!

  • To Fight Against This Age

  • On Fascism and Humanism
  • By: Rob Riemen
  • Narrated by: Liam Gerrard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In "The Eternal Return of Fascism", Rob Riemen explores the theoretical weakness of fascism, which depends on a politics of resentment, the incitement of anger and fear, xenophobia, the need for scapegoats, and its hatred of the life of the mind. He draws on history and philosophy as well as the essays and novels of Thomas Mann and Albert Camus to explain the global resurgence of fascism, often disguised by its false promises of ushering in freedom and greatness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not expected but needed

  • By Caroline Pufalt on 07-01-18

A Timely Message Read Poorly!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Rob Riemen has given the world an important timely message in this warning about the reprise of fascist (and neo-nazi) ideology and agitation in many historically democratic countries, including those in Europe, e.g. Holland, Austria, The UK, as well as the United States (with the "election" of Trump.) One reason for this, he believes, is pure ignorance...of history and cultural development...People don't Read anymore...at least they don't read classical literature or quality history. The PROBLEM with this audio-book is the narration...listen to the audible sample if you want to hear for yourself. I hope audible.com will re-record this, as it is difficult to listen to in its current form. If you can't deal with the current narration, consider buying the "hard-copy" book. Take Care!

  • Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control

  • The "No Pressure" Solution
  • By: David DeRose MD MPH, Greg Steinke MD MPH, Trudie Li MSN FNP
  • Narrated by: David DeRose
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Drs. DeRose and Steinke along with Nurse Practitioner Li draw from cutting-edge medical research and their decades of clinical experience to guide you on an amazing 30-day journey. Learn simple natural strategies that have helped many people decrease or eliminate their dependence on medications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too Much "Backstory!"

  • By Just Curious on 07-24-17

Too Much "Backstory!"

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

If you could sum up Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control in three words, what would they be?

TOO Much Background!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control?

Say What?

What aspect of David DeRose’s performance would you have changed?

I'll have to think about this and get back w/you...o/w listen to the "sample" and see for yourself...

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I would have settled for either...

Any additional comments?

I believe this is a worthwhile audiobook/ either mode...I just began to listen and found Way Too Much intro, e.g. What BP is and how dangerous hypertension can be...The helpful stuff doesn't start until about chaper 5 or 6...
So, If you're listening to/reading this book, you Already KNOW that! An intro of nothing more that, "You've been told you have high blood pressure, and here's a way to help get it lower..." That's All...The scary sudden death stories, believe me, we've all heard 'em... BTW, print book is a bit pricey...the publisher should see if a lesser priced, e.g. $9.95 or lower could be offered...and,Not everyone has an "e-reader." Take Care!

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  • The Asymmetrical PTSD Scale

  • By: Thomas Hodge
  • Narrated by: Gwen Trussler
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

This book provides a useful tool for examining the individuals with PTSD. The AS-PTSD scale can be used as a guideline for interviews of individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of combat action in modern warfare that differs from traditional linear warfare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful Info Primarily For Psychologists, et al

  • By Just Curious on 12-09-14

Useful Info Primarily For Psychologists, et al

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

Reviewed: 12-09-14

If you could sum up The Asymmetrical PTSD Scale in three words, what would they be?

This is a Research oriented presentation geared toward clinical psychologists, and other clinicians, researchers. A background in or familiarity with STATISTICS is HIGHLY recommended for those listening to this presentation. This is NOT an anecdotal, case study report. Sufferers of PTSD or their families seeking therapy, etc. may not find this presentation helpful. Again, for Psychologists, Clinicians with expertise/knowledge of Quantitative methods.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Asymmetrical PTSD Scale?

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Have you listened to any of Gwen Trussler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Very Good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

na

2 of 2 people found this review helpful