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Helter Skelter

By: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's summary

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

©1974 Curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi, Afterword 1994 by Vincent Bugliosi (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

“One of the best crime stories ever written.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

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The real story of the Manson Family
"Fifty years after the Manson murders, there are still a lot of questions to unpack. How did a man who never killed anyone himself become known as one of the 20th century’s most infamous murderers? What motivated his young followers to do his evil bidding, and why did the trial end up in the annals of legal history? Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s legendary book on the trial remains the definitive source on the case—and Scott Brick’s pitch-perfect narration will hold your attention the whole way through."
Kat J., Audible Editor