Beast of New Castle

The Heart-Pounding Battle to Stop a Savage Killer
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, True Crime
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"No witnesses, no problems." Thompson’s mantra was supposed to be reassuring to the smaller man, but Percy felt the shadow of his own death coming. There was one witness. Him. And he cowered, wondering when his neck would be broken, when his body would be ripped apart with bullets.

Maybe the youngest son of a violent criminal named Hoggy Thompson was born a beast. Maybe rage was beaten into him.

One thing was certain, by the time he reached manhood, Jerry Thompson was a savage killer. He had no conscience about rape, child molestation, or thrashing a dozen men in a prison fight. Once he got his hands on a gun, any target would do. He didn't leave witnesses.

When he terrorized an entire courtroom and offered to rip deputy prosecutor Larry Sells apart, people wondered if there would ever be a way to stop his viciousness.

Now from the authors of best-selling true crime, Race to Justice, comes an even more frightening story of a monster and what it took to defeat him once and for all.

©2020 Larry Sells (P)2020 WildBlue Press

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A bit of a hard listen

I'm not exactly sure what it was about this book but I had a hard time concentrating on the story. This book just didn't hold my attention. I had to stop listening several times and listen to something else for a while before coming back to this book. I'm not sure if it was the narrator or the story but it just seemed really slow moving and therefore I had a hard time staying focused. I've listened to several true crime books and most of them are pretty interesting but I just had a really hard time getting through this one. It may be different for others though. If you're interested in the story you might want to give it a try.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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My mind keeps wandering; hard to follow ...

I thought I'd really love this book. I'm finding it really boring. Tons of moving parts and different people involved.
Hard to follow. Doubt I'll finish it.

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A really interesting book

This book was very, very interesting. I just thought towards the end it was like beating a dead horse… Pointless. They just kept repeating the same info over and over. I also thought unlike most true crime books you didn’t get to know the victims or the families and although you wanted the bad guys to be guilty it didn’t feel like you were rooting for anyone at least I felt that way. I did like that the authors didn’t waste time telling you the description of the highways they rode on what’s the name of the stores on Main Street in the town where they live. When the town was started… I hate winter crime books do that. I know what a tree looks like and I can use my imagination when you talk about the town having said that this book didn’t do that and I totally appreciate it. Having said all that I did read this book until the end and I recommend it to any real true crime fan. This is a story I haven’t heard of and found it to be very interesting and worth the credit.

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