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Helter Skelter Audiobook

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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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.

What the Critics Say

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

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    Gabbie 06-20-16
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    "Captivating"

    Great story has every POV, but you REALLY have to pay attention since your not reading it yourself because it can get repetitive and go back and forth. I know I had to go back a couple times.

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    Stephanie 06-09-16
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    "Facts from the prosecuting attorney"

    This story has fascinated me for years & this book goes beyond the movie or any interview you have ever seen. The inflections used by the man reading makes you feel like it is the author reading it himself. Manson's denial of involvement due to his psychotic mind is explained throughout & the follow up of all the people involved is fascinating!! I admit to pulling up the pictures available of the crimes in order to feel the depth of the crimes committed. I felt it necessary to feel the pain of the victims families. The sloppiness of the LA investigators is shocking!! To believe that such a crime was not given proper attention is almost as disturbing as Manson himself. This book is long but very enthralling.

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    TZVI SZAJNBRUM 06-03-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent and engrossing"

    Although lengthy and in some parts legal procedures dominate, this book captured my interest the entire 27 hours. Fascinating portraits of all the players and a compelling look at that time in history , this book is the leader of true crime histories.

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    "A great read of the classic"

    brick delivers a straightforward well enunciated Reed of Helter Skelter. The author's forthright tone and style come through cleanly and perfectly, it almost sounds as if you're watching an old school police procedural unfold.

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    Trenton 05-23-16
    Trenton 05-23-16
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    "GREAT!"

    couldn't stop listening just a great book should read over and over again loved it

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    Amazon Customer 05-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting and Morbid"

    I was warned that the court scenes felt laggy and dragged on, and they did. However, the case itself was the same way so it's no fault of the narrator or author. A very interesting novel. The detail with which the story is told is disturbing and intriguing.

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    Tabatha 05-19-16
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    "Omg"

    It was so detailed. it helped me learn about Manson, it was so crazy, it's hard to believe it's real.

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    Brian Sharwarko 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

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    "W O W"

    I've read the physical copy of this book several times. I did my eighth grade history report on this. I felt I knew the material well, but Scott Brick's brilliant narration made me feel as if I've never heard of the Manson family before.
    I would recommend this title to anyone and I will be sure to purchase more audiobooks that are narrated by Scott Brick.

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    Happy MOM Exeter NH 04-27-16
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    "Best audio book I've heard"

    This was by far the most well written prosecution story I've ever heard. All things I thought I'd known about this story were either completely wrong or only a small scratch on the surface. At times I does become mundane as far as listening for long periods. The words and volume of characters may seem a bit over whelming. Don't be ashamed to rewind/back track. Every little story is so fascinating. Enjoy.

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    Debra 04-24-16
    Debra 04-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    best book on tape I have read in a v e r y l o n g t I m e

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