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Better Off Dead: A Sordid True Story of Sex, Sin, and Murder

Narrated by: Michael Kinzie
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)
Regular price: $19.95
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Publisher's Summary

A frustrated, unhappy wife. Her much younger, attentive lover. A husband who degrades and ignores her. The stage is set for a love-triangle murder that shatters family illusions and lays bare a quiet family community's seedy secret world of sex, sin, and swinging.

Better Off Dead, the latest true crime book from New York Times best-selling author Michael Fleeman, strips away the pleasant veneer of the Silver Lakes neighborhood in California's high desert to tell a shocking story about a headline-grabbing crime.

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not one of those books that you can't put down but definitely a good read

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Narrator never saw the book before...

I don't think this narrator read this book before he began recording. I'll find the verdict on-line. I lasted QUITE a while. The pronunciation of Gullian-Barre as "Gee-lon Berry" syndrome was the end of me.

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Okay but I'm spoiled by other True Crime writers

This was an okay book but not nearly as good as Ann Rule, Jack Olsen, or M. William Phelps.
I didn't find it very interesting at all.

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A FANTASTIC TRUE CRIME STORY

So far BETTER OFF DEAD is my favorite true crime story published in 2018. I felt as if I knew all the key players personally. Yes, there is such a thing as pure evil. Mix religion into the mix along with sex, this book was impossible for me to stop listening to. I did not want it to end. I felt Jon wanted to protect Sabrina, his lover, from facing charges of murdering her husband...AND HE DID FOR CLOSE TO THREE YEARS! It’s worth more than one credit. I’m convinced you will find this listen as intriguing as I did. Human nature is so strange. Evil is found everywhere, especially if you listen to this book about the human factor that is surrounded by the evil that people are capable of. Loved it. Steve

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Just ok

This was an ok book, but it seemed to be lacking. There was no real character development, and the story itself was vague. Kinda bland.
The narration was good, with one exception....the tone used for the detective made him sound like a game show host. It was weird. However, that would not keep me from trying another audible narrated by Michael Kinzie.