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Hays, KS, United States
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  • The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History

  • By: Kevin M. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Theodore Bundy was one of the more infamous, and flamboyant, American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information on several murders is unveiled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A REAL Monster

  • By Gayle on 10-20-14

I love Kevin Pierce

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Ted Bundy and Kevin Pierce.. It doesn't get much better than that! read the companion books as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets of My Life

  • A History
  • By: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Narrated by: Caitlyn Jenner - exclusive introduction, Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 659

The book will cover Caitlyn Jenner's childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world's most famous transgender woman.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Let down

  • By prettyinparadise on 06-10-17

nothing earth shattering

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

She did a great job discussing herblife..as usual the Kardashian tried how turn this in to a bash book.,however, Cait was very king and complimentary considering the number of years she had to tolerate that circus..I thought the entire book was classy and we'll written..definitely worth my time..

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Eating Disorder

  • Following the Trail of Ottis Toole, the Cannibal Kid
  • By: Brian Lee Tucker
  • Narrated by: Don Kline
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

It was once stated that "if the devil were a man, it would have been Ottis Toole." Raised by a mother who was a religious fanatic, Toole admitted to committing his first murder at age 14. After being picked up by a traveling salesman who forced him to have sex, Toole ran the man down with his own car. As a boy, Toole was classified as retarded, and he soon dropped out of school and turned to a life of petty crime.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • TOTAL FANTASY

  • By Debi on 09-06-16

TOTAL FANTASY

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

entertaining.. but not exactly a true crime book..this definitely not Anne Rule ..Katheryn Casey or Fred Rosen..full of lewd xrated fly on the wall type of writing .. as though the author was along for the mayhem..it reminds me of something a goth teenager might write..its not horrible.. but its definitely nothing special..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 3,096 Days in Captivity

  • The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement, and Escape
  • By: Natascha Kampusch
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Scapetis-Tycer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

On March 2, 1998, 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped and found herself locked in a house that would be her home for the next eight years. She was starved, beaten, treated as a slave, and forced to work for her deranged captor. But she never forgot who she was, and she never gave up hope of returning to the world. This is her story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story..could be better

  • By Kim on 06-28-16

awesome book and well read..

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

the story is interesting.. it takes a while to get started..and if you're looking to anything sleazy or salacious you don't find it here..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Every Little Step

  • My Story
  • By: Bobby Brown
  • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past 30 years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip-hop as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career - especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel - garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top 10 list as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bobby's Reading Voice

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-17

Loved it !!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

This is a wonderful memoir..It really changed my thoughts on who I thought bobby brown was..it is funny , sad, and heartfelt.. Bobby's not the best narrator.. he struggles with his reading at times ..but it adds charm to the book..This is his life story.. and though he has been criticized for even mentioning Whitney..she was his partner most of his adult life and to not discuss her wouldn't be realistic.. I felt he was very honest about their relationship not mean..and by the end of the book you realize Bobby is just a man with flaws and imperfections like all humans..he is also a loving husband and father who is still a great entertainer who was sort of unfairly living in Whitney's shadow..He deserves a lot of praise for his professional accomplishments.. He has suffered much loss in recent years.. however, when the book was done , I wanted to give him a big hug and wish Jim a happy future..If you like this genre , its worth your time..

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Toni Tennille

  • A Memoir
  • By: Toni Tennille, Caroline Tennille St. Clair
  • Narrated by: Toni Tennille
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 515

Since bursting onto the scene in the mid '70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing "yes, we can!" gospel of their biggest hit, "Love Will Keep Us Together". But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it for several reasons

  • By Jennifer on 05-28-16

Toni is a born narrator !!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

covers everything important without getting lost in details.. for those who think of this as a boring self portrait of a former pop star..you will be fascinated by her life and accomplishments

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Kardashian Dynasty

  • The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family
  • By: Ian Halperin
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115

Based on extensive research, Ian Halperin delivers the salacious details behind the Kardashians' rise to fame. With revelations exposing the family's foundation as shaky at best and scandalous at worst, Halperin scrutinizes their self-made multimillion-dollar brand. Focusing on three key players - Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian, and (formerly Bruce) Caitlyn Jenner - Halperin provides an unparalleled glimpse into the events and scandals that have propelled the Kardashians to worldwide celebrity, for better or worse.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it

  • By Lindsay on 06-08-16

great book if you love to hate the Kardashians. !!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Ian Halperin is the best...his books are tastefully written, yet give us all the "view from the inside" we all want with celebrities.. A+ Ian. !!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Cold

  • Fame, Sex, and Murder in Hollywood
  • By: Dennis McDougal, Mary Murphy
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

Bonny Lee Bakley was shot to death in a car parked on a dark Hollywood side street. Eleven months later Robert Blake - her husband, the father of her child, and the star of the classic film In Cold Blood and the popular 1970s TV detective series Baretta - was arrested for murder, conspiracy, and solicitation. Did Blake kill his wife?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Janet on 04-20-15

excellent true crime read

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

Where does Blood Cold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely well written and informative.. biographies on all characters involved.. it fives a great visual while you're listening..

What did you like best about this story?

The biographical information and investigative work included in the story..

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes..I managed to read the entire book in two sittings..

Any additional comments?

A very informative well written book..I really enjoyed this ..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Serial Killer Groupies

  • True Crimes Collection RJPP, Book 19
  • By: R. J. Parker
  • Narrated by: Don Kline
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Known as "serial killer groupies" or even "prison groupies", a great number of these women have shown a surprising desire to get connected to the serial killer of their choice. A large number of these women have become directly aligned with these killers, and some have even married or gotten engaged with these criminals. So why are these so-called "groupies" attracted to serial killers?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More than expected for a true crime short.

  • By A.R. on 02-11-15

great read

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

this is a great read for an airplane or long car trip..a great add to your true crime collection..although no new information to be found..

  • Dirty Rocker Boys

  • By: Bobbie Brown
  • Narrated by: Bobbie Brown
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

Who could forget the sexy "Cherry Pie" girl from hair metal band Warrant's infamous music video? Bobbie Brown became a bona fide vixen for her playful role as the object of lead singer Jani Lane's desires. With her windblown peroxide mane, seductive scarlet lips, and flirtatious curves, she epitomized every man's fantasy. But the wide-eyed Louisiana beauty queen's own dreams of making it big in Los Angeles were about to be derailed by her rock-and-roll lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise

  • By Gitanilla on 03-03-15

loved it !!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

By no means Tolstoy , but a fun decadent read for those of us who considered ourselves big haired rocker babes from the 80s and early 90s..and fans of our "queen" Bobbie Brown..