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Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making a Murderer Gets Wrong

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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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2017 Ken Kratz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    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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    Peter 05-16-17
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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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    Karen McCreless 04-06-17 Member Since 2016
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Sharon 03-12-17
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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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    "interesting read for making a murderer fans"

    paints Kratz somewhat as a victim, but presents some additional information not presented in the docuseries.

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    Amazon Customer 02-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Finally the truth."

    I watched the Making a Murderer documentary, and even before this book I found it to be totally unbelievable.

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    Samantha 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    Would you listen to Avery again? Why?

    I would read this again and again because there are simply too many facts to take in on round one. Kratz knows his stuff.


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    I apologize – let me explain.I

    ’ve now finished a second book regarding the Making a Murderer fiasco, “Avery, The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making a Murderer Gets Wrong” written by lead Prosecutor, Ken Kratz. I had a lot of questions, as did the majority who binged on this documentary, and I took the show at face value. I was appalled, not shocked, because I read, watch, and study many aspects of crime and the criminal mind, and have seen injustice time and time again; I know it exists. I attended a talk given by Steven’s defense team, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, in Nashville revering them as some sort of heros.

    No, I am not to blame for the thoughts and opinions resulting from my watching MAM, for they were the exact goal and result the producers craved. Hats off to them. The respect I have had for a highly revered attorney, Kathleen Zellner, is currently on the fence. Unlike the players in the MAM documentary, I will withhold my judgment of her until I am able to learn more about her decision to represent Steven Avery. She certainly doesn’t need the publicity, she’s proved her bad-assery when Ryan Ferguson walked out of prison a few years ago.

    I have now apologized for my judgment of the MAM cast, and will now await the apology of the MAM producers that I am owed - at the very least an explanation for the misleading product they fed the public. I will not hold my breath.Thank you Ken Kratz and Michael Griesbach for your honesty and humility. May you both be given the peace you lost upon the creation and release of MAM and find the vindication you and so many others in Manitowoc county deserve.

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    "totally worth it!"

    definitely gives the whole story of the biased Making a Murderer. Get all the facts.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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