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Evil Has a Name

The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, True Crime
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Audible Raises The Bar On True Crime Genre

There's not another true crime book like this. In fact, I'm not sure this is a book. It's a collection of interviews woven together to tell the story of capturing the Golden State killer. It's like a very well put together audio documentary. Instead of giving the single perspective of one author, the book gives many perspectives of people speaking in their own voices. From victims to police, the story goes behind the scenes in a way few books do.

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Much respect for the Victims and the Families

Full Disclosure: I am one of the narrators of this project. But I have to say, being given the opportunity to work with Ret. Det. Paul Holes and the Survivor Sisters has been amazing and humbling. They are all true Heroes and Sheroes! The insights they provide and the courage they all displayed is epic.

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Listened all in one sitting

Jim Clemente and Paul Holes together my two true crime heroes , yes please! Thank you Paul for never giving up!

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Rank this with the best in true crime.

This was the most compelling book I have listened to in years. It's not like any other audio book.
Interwoven stories, research, interviews, from multiple points of view. If you're interested in true crime, detective work, profiling, sensitive accounts from victims and police investigators... you will be captivated. I can't really say enough about it. 6 hours flew by in a flash. And such a relief to have an ending like this one.

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  • JD
  • 11-15-18

True Crime Audio Documentary

This is more than an audiobook. It’s a full production including interviews with survivors, investigators and more. I finished it in one day because it’s that good.

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Fascinating interviews

An excellent audio documentary in the same very effective format as West Cork, this is a collection of interviews with victims, law enforcement figures, scientists and investigators involved in this recently solved, epic case. If you were mesmerized by Michelle McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” you’ll find in this book a satisfying resolution to the mysteries she addressed. A must-read for true crime fans.

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  • Maria
  • La Grande, OR, United States
  • 11-16-18

Excellent!

Very nicely put together and love the fact that it was mostly narrated by Paul. Thank you Paul for your passion in law enforcement to provide justice.

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Chapter 12

This was well done very informative but also sad and tragic as it should be because what that man did was horrid. GSK was, is a monster and thank God it seems (I believe) he has been captured after so long and will have what's coming to him. Out of all the chapters, the chapter that stood at the most for me was chapter 12. Sitting in my truck, listening at a local grocery store just before I was ready to go in and shop. Couldn't go in until I finished the very and had wiped away the tears. I just can't even imagine.

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  • LeighAna
  • LONGVIEW, TX, United States
  • 11-16-18

Bravo!

I’m in awe at the tenacity and strength of, not only the victims of this cockroach, but the team of investigators who have put their hearts and souls into ridding the public of a dangerous killer. This audiobook includes the voices of the victims and their families, a well as the voices of the the main actors in this true crime story. Well done.

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  • Douglas
  • Woodinville, WA, United States
  • 11-15-18

Great!!

Great insight into the Golden State Killer investigation. So much info put together in a really engaging way.

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  • Gregory McNulty
  • 01-09-19

Captivating

I am only new to Audiobooks and I don't think this story would have the same impact via a book. I found myself sighing and groaning as the many disappointments were elaborated. It was so well compiled and informative. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Brad Stewart
  • 08-14-19

Best audio book I've ever downloaded

All I'll say is... Don't start listening to this in the middle of the night and by yourself. Enjoy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-19

Thrilling story highly recommend

Paul and Jim do an amazing job narrating this story. If you like listening to true crime stories this one wont disappoint

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-19

This is how true heroes do it!!

Wow, what an amazing journey to finally bring justice to these innocent victims!! Paul Holes, your dogged determination has solved one of the all time most heinous crimes. Everyone involved are a credit to law enforcement and of course Michelle. Great book, great narration and a truly fantastic job. I was cheering along with you when you got him. You have bought a kind of piece to those affected and for that you are all heroes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

incredible story!!!

I loved this from start to finish. It's just an amazing story of sheer determination of one man to find this guy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-19

Wow!

well worth listening too. I found this audio to be very informative in regards to the selfless dedication made to pursue this evil person until justice was served.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-19

Brilliant production!

Great pace and detail. Narration was engaging. Couldn't stop listening until the end. Amazing effort by all involved in the investigation and podcast.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-28-19

Great Format

What an interesting was to present the story. Almost across between an audio book and a podcast.

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  • Glenn Breen
  • 08-18-19

amazing

loved this book. had heard a podcast about this case, but this book went so much deeper and took it to a whole different level.
absolutely awesome. highly recommend.

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  • Patrick
  • 07-23-19

A good listen

liked the book but in the middle it goes on and on and I found myself zoning out. it gets good towards the end.