• Avery

  • The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making a Murderer Gets Wrong
  • By: Ken Kratz
  • Narrated by: Bradley Hayes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-21-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

It's time to set the record straight about Steven Avery. The full record - including evidence never before revealed - makes his guilt clear.

The Netflix series Making a Murderer quickly became a huge hit, with over 19 million viewers in the US in the first 35 days. The series left many viewers with the opinion that Steven Avery - a man falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a rape charge - was railroaded into prison a second time by a corrupt police force and district attorney's office. Viewers were outraged, and hundreds of thousands demanded a pardon for Avery.

The chief villain of the series: Ken Kratz, the special prosecutor who headed the investigation and prosecution. Kratz's later misdeeds - prescription drug abuse and sexual harassment - cemented his guilt in the minds of the viewers.

This book tells what you don't know.

Making a Murderer raised convincing doubts about Avery's guilt. But now Ken Kratz puts those doubts to rest with Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making a Murderer Gets Wrong. In it, Kratz demonstrates how the Netflix series leaves out critical evidence, including bombshell facts known only to him. Avery systematically erases the uncertainties introduced by the series, confirming once and for all that Steven Avery is guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach. What's more, Kratz even provides online access to detailed evidence so listeners can explore every aspect of the case - the largest criminal investigation in Wisconsin history.

Avery tells the full story of the investigation, filled with details and insights unknown to the public. Then Kratz candidly addresses the aftermath. He openly discusses his struggle with addiction and the disturbing behaviors he engaged in, which led him to lose everything: his job, his wife, his house, his car, and his reputation.

While our indignation at the injustice of Steven Avery's first imprisonment makes it easy to believe he was also falsely accused of Halbach's murder, Avery and the evidence it presents - examined thoroughly and dispassionately - prove that in this case, the system worked as it should.

©2017 Ken Kratz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Super Boring

I assumed that there would be more information the public wasn't privileged to during the Netflix series as well as trial. It definitely wasn't. It was primarily him talking about the series and information provided. There was nothing telling or thrilling in this book whatsoever. The story teller was good, but the content wasn't interesting at all

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A must listen

I had my suspicions when members of my family urged me to tune in to the "terrible injustice" portrayed on "Making a Murderer". I told one of them, there is another side to this that is NOT getting equal time.

This is that equal time. And I would have to say that the evidence is not overwhelming - it's undeniable.

For anyone who knows or suspects that the media often misrepresents the facts - you need to listen to this book.

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this book is so so.....

I listened to this book as objectively as I could. There were points that were very interesting and caused me to think. However by the end of the book I felt as though I were listening merely to someone who desperately wanted the last word and an attempt to redeem himself but it didn't work.

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Disappointed

Kratz did not live up to his promise of providing new details of the Avery and Dassey cases. The length of the book doesn't justify the cost.

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Crazy story

The whole Avery story is crazy. When I watched the Netflix series, I also thought the prosecutes were the bad guys. But I knew something wasn't being told. All the "framing" talk just wasn't believable. Thanks for having the courage to write the book and stand up to your faults. I would like to see a mini series about the real creep, Avery. Any Netflix watchers failing to do research to before judgement are just ignorant.

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Ridiculous

what a waste of my time and money. Sarcastic, self-serving book full of nothing. I'm convinced even more now that Steven Avery was set up and is not guilty. There are no facts or evidence in this book, merely statements, assumptions, and theories. As far as Ken blaming everything on his 'sexual addiction', there is no such thing, it's called a CHOICE.

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Don't believe everything you see on Netflix!

I watched Making a Murderer, and like most viewers, I felt a strong sense of unease in what I witnessed there, especially in light of the fact that Mr. Avery had previously been wrongly convicted of a crime. But even then I kept thinking no conspiracy can be this vast and that there is a strong likelihood that Steven Avery killed Theresa Halbach -- and that he probably dragged his naïve nephew into the crime, maybe intending to groom him so Avery would have someone to share his depravity with in the future.

This book offered a strong rebuttal of the tv show that made me appreciate the damage a one-sided documentary can cause -- popular opinion of the uninformed masses is not an effective means of achieving justice (Adnan Syed notwithstanding); and it is seriously unfair to invite all society to judge dedicated life-long law enforcement officers through a filter as slanted and murky as Making a Murderer.

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The Other Side

Nice to hear the other sides facts of the story to get the whole picture. While watching the series it was clear they were hiding something which lead me to do my own research and come to my own conclusion. But I was still left wondering about what went on in the court room since it was clearly doctored for the "documentary". It was nice to hear the prosecutors side and get to see some of their evidence.

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It's an eye opener

I wanted to read this book first before watching the Netflix case bc so many said Netflix so messed up the true story so now on to see how different the story will be from Averys view I'm going to assume.

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Amazing.

I have to admit I got caught up in the Making a Murderer frenzy, but as a lover of truth I was extremely interested to hear the Prosecution's side of the story. Totally convinced me of Avery's guilt and humanizes Ken Kratz. Wonderful book if you're into law & crime!