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  • When Evil Came to Good Hart

  • By: Mardi Link
  • Narrated by: JoBe Cerny
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50

In this addictive true-life whodunit, author Mardi Link details all the evidence to date in the case of the Robison family murders. She crafts her book around police and court documents and historical and present-day statements and interviews, in addition to exploring the impact of the case on the community of Good Hart and the stigma that surrounds the popular summer getaway. Adding to both the sense of tragic history and the suspense, Link laces her tale with fascinating bits of local and Indian lore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Compelling True Crime Read...

  • By Douglas on 07-03-16

Returning this book before it's finished.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. Between the poor narration and the (too) many pages describing the make, model, and owner of every weapon tested by law enforcement, it just became unbearable to continue. The first couple of chapters were descriptive and informative. The text started sounding like copied police notes and statistical information.

Has When Evil Came to Good Hart turned you off from other books in this genre?

Absolutely not.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Although the narrator has a very pleasant sounding voice, he pauses often between words and/or phrases. It is so unnatural sounding and unnerving to listen to; and I'd often find myself forgetting what the beginning of the sentence was about by the time we reached the end.