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Christine Benjamin

SCRANTON, PA, US
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  • Missing Beauty

  • By: Teresa Carpenter
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

Originally published in 1989, this true crime thriller brilliantly reconstructs one of the most extensive murder investigations in recent years: the disappearance of Robin Benedict, a beautiful commercial artist and moonlighting prostitute, and her relationship with the suspect, the eminent Dr. William Douglas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kevin on 06-29-12

Former professor kills a hooker

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

Reviewed: 09-08-12

What made the experience of listening to Missing Beauty the most enjoyable?

I thought it was one of the most in depth murder stories I had ever listened to, or read.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

It touched all the bases, and didn't leave you with any questions. I liked that the most.

What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought it was well read, & I enjoyed the reading.

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

No, but I enjoyed it. I didn't want stop listening.

1 of 1 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

Good story

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

Reviewed: 09-08-12

What made the experience of listening to The Pastor's Wife the most enjoyable?

I thought it was a good book that explained in depth what had happened, and what I had been hearing about in the media in this case.

What other book might you compare The Pastor's Wife to and why?

I am not sure if I would compare it to any.

What does Julie Williams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I believe she read the story very well, and I enjoyed listening to her

If you could give The Pastor's Wife a new subtitle, what would it be?

Wife gets away with murder, or did she?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful