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Johnny Rockaway

Brooklyn
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  • The Demon Next Door

  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,383

Best-selling author Bryan Burrough recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret. One of his high school classmates, Danny Corwin, was a vicious serial killer. In this chilling tale, Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do. It is also a story of Texas politics and power that led the good citizens of the town of Temple to enable a demon who was their worst nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and Horrible Story. Expertly Narrated.

  • By Lynn Norris on 03-04-19

Finally a book about Why?

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Too many books about the horrific nature of crimes that out horrify our normal reaction to any violent act focus solely on the gory and sensational part of the crime. The author of this book I think genuinely tried his best to put the impossible puzzle of serial homicide together . Not just the perpetrator, not just the police and their part as investigators and not just using the victims and their families as props. I hope someday someone gets all the pieces and sociopaths can be identified, and dealt with before they inflict such suffering on others. Truly each act ,each life taken degrades us as a people. Somehow even with all the variables involved , we need to do much better . This type of thoughtful analysis is another piece of the puzzle. Good Book, Good performance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,894
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,877

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • glad it was free, sad I used a free credit.

  • By River on 03-02-19

A Real Gem of a Thriller

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

Suspenseful, smart, cheeky and extremely well performed, if you are a fan of mystery , good theater or Thomas Harris settle down with this disturbing lol find and prepare to be throughly entertained .

  • Cold Feet

  • By: Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Getting snowed in at a remote cottage in Wales with someone he'd fancied for ages isn't exactly how Sam expected to spend Christmas. His feelings for Ryan are pointless. Ryan's straight - or so he thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A,charming Christmas tale in Merry Ol' England .

  • By Johnny Rockaway on 01-28-19

A,charming Christmas tale in Merry Ol' England .

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-19

So much better than straight to the chase porn stories . Writing for gay men and women has come into its own over the last 50 years. Growing up on Rechy, The Best Little Bit in the World , and Pat Warren and layer all the heavy Kramer and aids novels. These short little glimpses into the lives ,loves and intimacy of a new generation. are comfortable as slippers

  • The Great Quake

  • How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet
  • By: Henry Fountain
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

In the best-selling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history - the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega - and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating to hear the full story

  • By Debby A Davis on 08-18-17

Very Compelling and Humbling Story

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

A cautionary tale that's filled with resilience and the pursuit of facts, facts that someday may save lives. I'd recommend our current CIC take a listen and a lesson about the power of nature. and how things once not understood or believed, ultimately have been proven by decades of science. The truth is not false simply because there are doubters .

  • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster

  • By: Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga - the story of a young lawyer fresh from the public defender's office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation's history. This is a gripping true crime narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ultimately an excellent listen

  • By A.R. on 03-03-13

Very chilling but ultimately compelling.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

An amazing account of a case you think you knew. A case most of us thought of as open and shut.
2 very important prejudices , manipulated by the prosecution become very apparent. Chiefly the idea that there are indeed people who have such severe psychiatric disorders that they may actually be unable to control their behaviour. Secondly I believe at the time , fear and loathing of homosexual men clouded the judgement of many people for many reasons . As a 17 year old struggling with my own sexuality at a time when teens did not simply "come out" I remember being elated that a monster like Gacy would be put to death. But I was elated for all the wrong reasons. I was glad that my own personal fears about myself could not be true , because men like Gacy were homosexual , and therefore homosexuality was evil and wrong . Thankfully a year later I would not be thinking that way. I thank the authors for making the case that the pressure and prejudice put on young LGBTQ kids causes significant and in cases like Mr. Gacy deadly ramifications for all.

  • Brokeback Mountain

  • By: Annie Proulx
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Because quitting someone is not that easy...

  • By Inkish Kingdoms on 08-21-17

Never Quit

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Beautiful and sad, and. all to real. The 19 80's and a tire iron. lord help us. And today this love and story are both more free and more threatened But what a man can't change , he stands. And we stand .

  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,928
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,306

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Nico L. on 10-07-17

Lush ,Honest and Ghostly

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

An amazing story of connections, both missed and made. Paths begun and ended.
Seasons changed and returned. Youth grown old and then young once more. The most important question of our lives turned on its ear. If not now .....

  • Vulgar Favors

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • By: Maureen Orth
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren, Maureen Orth
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Two months before Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by Andrew Cunanan, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was investigating a major story on the serial killer for Vanity Fair. Culled from interviews with more than 400 people and insights from thousands of pages of police reports, Orth tells the complete story of Cunanan, his unwitting victims, and the moneyed, hedonistic world in which they lived...and died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ONE OF THE BEST TRUE CRIME BOOKS IN MY LIBRARY!

  • By Steve Horwitz on 10-29-17

5 minutes and I wanted to kill the author.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Unbelievably biased and insulting to Gays , Cops and Crystal users ALL IN UNDER 5 minutes. Her Mother was WRONG Not any damn fool can write a book. This was probably the worst naration , plot outline and surefire lack of any true investigation into her subject. I hope she NEVER tries again .

3 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • American Psycho

  • By: Bret Easton Ellis
  • Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,402

Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fanntastic book but maybe not for everyone....

  • By So Fain on 03-27-11

This is not an exit , nor is it an orgy of gore

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Don't NOT read this book because of what you may have heard about the backlash that occurred when it was first published.

Read this book because it's a very good primer for how we got here , 2019. Our current American Nightmare .

Read this book , just because it's really good fiction. Read this book because , understanding what is below the surface is crucial to figuring out what's going on ..on the surface . Who we are . Who we have become since this book was written.

And don't try and answer THE ? . It just doesn't matter.

  • Darker Than Night

  • The True Story of a Brutal Double Homicide and an 18-Year Long Quest for Justice
  • By: Tom Henderson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

In 1985, two 27-year-old friends left their suburban Detroit homes for a hunting trip in rural Michigan. When they did not return, their families and police suspected foul play. For 18 years, no one could prove a thing. Then, a relentless investigator got a witness to talk, and a horrifying story emerged. In 2003, this bizarre case hit the glare of the criminal justice system, as prosecutors charged two brothers, Raymond and Donald Duvall, with murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like listening to grass grow!

  • By "unknown" on 12-26-17

A story of perseverance

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

The relentless quest for justice against ignorant killers. A good parable for our time . Trump will be held accountable and the GOP. History will tell the tale We just need a Bronco.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful