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Michelle Henry

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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,289

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a healing masterpiece

  • By A. M. on 01-04-19

Thoughtful and heart wrenching

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

This audio documentary was very well researched and put together. It seeks to explore both the intrigue of what really happened to August Ames and why it might have happened. It is through a non judgemental perspective that friends, family and colleagues are interviewed and the story of August Ames is slowly unraveled and examined.

  • 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 14,164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,045
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,996

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....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad this was free

  • By Tammy on 03-15-19

A gripping story that is well performed!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This one kept me guessing the whole time. I really enjoyed the performances and was surprised at the ending. A solid listen for anyone looking for a short mystery to enjoy!

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

If you can't get enough of Joe Kenda ...

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

A great listen for those familiar with Joe Kenda from his ID show, Homicide Hunter. He tells new crime stories along with a lot of personal stories about his life, perspectives and coping mechanisms. There are plenty of gritty stories sprinkled with Kenda's signature dry wit and acute observations. I truly enjoyed listening!

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,383
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,347

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Raises The Bar On True Crime Genre

  • By R. Squyres on 11-16-18

Fascinating and horrifying. Very well done!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Well done true crime story. The excerpts from detectives and victims were well done and insightful. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

  • Night of the Grizzlies

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Jack Olsen's true account, traces the causes of the tragic night in August 1967 when two separate and unrelated campers, a distance apart, were savagely mangled and killed by enraged bears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The night the bears lost their fear of humans

  • By Michael on 12-19-14

Another fascinating true tale by Jack olsen!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

There is no mystery to be solved in this book, but the unraveling and examination of all the threads that made up the complex human -Grizzley bear relationship that lead to an unimaginable tragedy one summer. Olsen's story telling is complex, thorough and compelling and Kevin Pierce is a brilliant voice for his stories.

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,464

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

  • By Eric Mochnacz on 04-27-18

A fantastic performance of a riveting story!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I was on the fence about an audio King boom because he tends to be wordy, however this story built a steady momentum that reached a screaming pace by the end. Michael C Hall does an absolutely incredible job narrating. The various voices and accents are great and his intonation during the main characters inner monologues could make me burst out laughing or raise the hair on my neck. I was totally impressed with his performance and look forward to hearing more.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,726

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

outstanding mystery; outstanding performance!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This is the first audiobook I couldn't put down. The story is twisted and brilliant. It keeps you guessing. The voices of the two narrators interact beautifully. Probably my most highly recommended audio story ever!

  • Charmer: A Ladies' Man and His Victims

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

The author of Predator traces the story of George Russell, Jr., a bright, young, popular black man whose thirty-year psychological unraveling led to a shocking killing spree. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved SON ~ Get THIS!!

  • By Polly Poizendem on 11-18-17

Jack Olsen / Kevin Pierce combo always delivers!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

If you love true crime books it doesn't get better than Jack Olsen. He doesn't just focus on the crime or the criminal, he give insight into the victims, their friends and family. It is clear that each book has been thoroughly researched. Kevin Pierce is a fantastic auditor and conveys the right amount of emotion and diversity to perfectly suit the true crime genre. I'm hooked on this author / auditor combination!

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  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,930

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exxcellent British police procedural

  • By Wayne on 12-24-16

Another great DI series for fans of the genre!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

The characters were likable and we'll developed. The narrator does a great job with different accents and character voices. I'm excited to read the next installment!