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Investigators and Central Florida residents were horrified when 16-year-old vampire cult leader Rod Ferrell was arrested and charged with bludgeoning a cult member's parents. When they realized the slain couple's 15-year-old daughter was missing, they feared she was a victim, too. 

Detectives and journalists swarming over three states soon uncovered a web of blood-drinking occult rituals, illicit sex, wildly dysfunctional families, and spiritual warfare. Then, when police officers captured the teens, they discovered that the murdered couple's daughter was among them. But was she a victim or a participant? 

Ferrell faced the death penalty, sparking Constitutional battles over the ultimate punishment, juveniles in the court system, free press versus a defendant's right to a fair trial, and psychologists who worked to save him and prosecutors who wanted him dead. 

More than 20 years later, the battles continue with new court rulings. Is he a changed man deserving freedom? Or is he still gaming the system, as prosecutors and his victims' family members believe? 

Decide for yourself after listening to Cold Blooded by veteran newspaper reporter Frank Stanfield, who has covered the case from the beginning in November 1996 and sheds new light on one of the darkest killers in modern history.

©2021 Frank Stanfield (P)2021 WildBlue Press

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Too much for me. Warning- animal abuse

I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, I couldn't finish it. It's just too much. Vampires, animal abuse, etc
are not what I look for in true crime. I never listen to a book involving animals being
abused but this one didn't say anything (most don't).

This is just me. Another reader may glean something out of it but I had to stop.
Narrator, as always, was great.

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Very interesting

A fascinating although horrifying story in which the author manages to convey the facts without divest the guilty of their humanity. Rod Ferrel's story is tragic, and his actions are consistent with cult behaviour . His story is narrated through conversations and legal interviews and it advances in a not-chronological order, and, notwithstanding that it worked well for me

The narration manages to be heartbreaking and at the same time, a fair account of the facts, and I found it really satisfying.

Lee Ann Howlett's narration was really good.

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Lots of names to keep straight

There were a lot of names to keep track of in this case, and sometimes I found it difficult to keep them all straight, especially when nicknames were interchanged with real names. At times I got a bit lost and had to relisten to parts of the book. Otherwise, the case was well and thoroughly described -- and very interesting.

I had no complaints with Lee Ann Howlett's narration. It was quite satisfactory.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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