• Dixie's Last Stand

  • Was It Murder or Self-Defense?
  • By: John Ferak
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Dixie's Last Stand  By  cover art

Dixie's Last Stand

By: John Ferak
Narrated by: Dave Wright
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $14.95

Buy for $14.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's summary

Dixie Shanahan had a terribly troubled and abusive marriage in the sleepy little town of Defiance, Iowa. Then one summer day in 2002, Dixie's mean and wicked husband was gone. Some of the local residents presumed that Scott packed his bags and left town. But others were skeptical. After all, Scott's brown Ford pick-up truck was still parked in his driveway. The disappearance mystified Defiance for more than a year. Then in late October, 2003, the truth emerged - or did it?

"This fascinating story will leave you asking yourself one question, was the punishment that Dixie received in her case justified? Highly recommended for all true crime readers." (RJ Parker, best-selling true crime author)

©2015 WildBlue Press (P)2015 WildBlue Press

What listeners say about Dixie's Last Stand

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Worth a listen

In "Dixie's Last Stand", true crime author John Ferak examines the story of Dixie Shanahan, a victim of prolonged domestic abuse, who dramatically ended the relationship by fatally shooting her husband, and leaving his decomposing body in a locked bedroom for more than a year. Dixie used the self-defense argument, however, she lied to investigators, claiming that her husband had simply left town. If Dixie did kill her husband in self defense, why didn't she inform the authorities? Despite being offered a plea deal for voluntary manslaughter, Dixie refused, and was convicted of second-degree murder and received a fifty year sentence. Ferak makes many compelling points, and this audiobook kept my interest throughout.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars