And Never Let Her Go

Thomas Capano, the Deadly Seducer
By: Ann Rule
Narrated by: Melissa Leo
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
4 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking, real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover.

On June 27, 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, 47, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Although recently estranged from his wife, he was a devoted father to his four beautiful young daughters, the trusted son of his widowed mother, and the backbone of his extended family. But sometime after 9:15 that night something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would be forty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely.

Ann Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Fahey and Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted, and deadly relationship.

Destined to become a classic, ...And Never Let Her Go is a riveting account of forbidden love and murder among the rich and powerful, and a chilling insight into the evil that sometimes hides behind even the most charming facade.

©1999 Ann Rule (P)1999 Simon and Schuster

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Ann Rule never disappoints...

We really enjoyed listening to the story, but when we bought it, we didn't realize it was the abridged version! We are still wondering what we missed. We try to buy only the unabridged versions.

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Abridged version leaves too much out

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It should be offered in unabridged format. So much detail and description is left out - and that is what makes Ann Rule's books so interesting.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Tom Capano's secret,double life is the most interesting. Least interesting was the repetitive and much too detailed descriptions of Anne Marie Fahey's personality. So she did have an affair with a married man - not very moral, but Ann Rule tries to compensate for her 'sin' and 'save' her reputation way too hard.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She sounded like she was very bored and sleepy and pronounced Capano like Capana sometimes - unless this is an alternate pronunciation. Other words were not pronounced correctly which is very annoying.

What character would you cut from And Never Let Her Go?

Too much emphasis on Anne Marie Fahey's family. They seem like great and caring people but a good story is balanced and more about Tom Capano and his family should have been included.

Any additional comments?

I could not finish listening to this audio book. I would recommend reading the book - it was great! So disappointed with the audio version.

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A pretty intriguing read, however...

I love Ann Rule's writing and it keeps my attention, even while driving! I thought overall the book was interesting and well narrated. Don't know if it's just my phone but the story just stopped after the music between chapters and I had to manually restart to continue on to the next chapter, which was inconvenient.

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Wicked Man

jealousy is an awful thing, Tom capano was awful and I pray that he never sees the light of day again terrible man. I feel so badly for Ann's family.

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Awesome

Loved listening to audio. Read the book years ago & loved it then. Great Story!

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Good Read

Overall, this is a good read. I was a little disappointed that this is an abridged version. I do like the way. Ann Rule really set everything up and talked about each family. She really got into the history of the families and their influence in Delaware. Towards the end it really amps up and I was shocked to learn a lot more about Thomas Capano then I had already new through watching several TV programs that highlighted this case.

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ive listened to this audio book about fifty times

the narrator is great she really makes you feel what annie must have went through.

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Lacking

This audible us nothing nearly as good as the first edition copy of this true story.

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Disappointment Save Your Money

What did you like best about And Never Let Her Go? What did you like least?

Sadly an Abridged version as much information is missing. Ann Rule lacked in her ability as she does so wonderfully to connect you to the victim.

If you’ve listened to books by Ann Rule before, how does this one compare?

First time Ann Rule ever disappointed.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I have heard this narrator do better work.

Do you think And Never Let Her Go needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The unabridged version needs to be offered.

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Save your money and either pass or read the entire book. I want my credit back!

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very interesting

Would you listen to And Never Let Her Go again? Why?

yes I would listen again - it was very captivating

What was one of the most memorable moments of And Never Let Her Go?

when the cooler was found

Which character – as performed by Melissa Leo – was your favorite?


All - I loved listening to her.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I cant beleive that thing like that can happen tonorman people

Any additional comments?


I like women narrators better