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House of Evil

The Indiana Torture Slaying
By: John Dean
Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the heart of Indianapolis in the mid-1960s, through a twist of fate and fortune, a pretty young girl came to live with a 37-year-old mother and her seven children. What began as a temporary childcare arrangement between Sylvia Likens's parents and Gertrude Baniszewski turned into a crime that would haunt cops, prosecutors, and a community for decades to come.

When police found Sylvia's emaciated body, with a chilling message carved into her flesh, they knew that she had suffered tremendously before her death. Soon they would learn how many others - including some of Baniszewski's own children - participated in Sylvia's murder, and just how much torture had been inflicted in one house of evil.

©2008 John Dean (P)2016 Tantor

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Horrific

The story itself is something that has and will continue to haunt my nightmares. The writing in this story is magnificent because it captures the horrors of the story and the facts. It is the perfect balance between capturing the audience with a captivating story while still sticking to the facts and avoiding embarrassments. Rest In Peace dear Sylvia, May your soul always be protected.

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Great Book<br />

The book was hard to listen to, Rip Sylvia likens. This story was very tragic and sad.

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John Dean ruins the start

3 chapters of him talking BS about his book. I get it he wanted to explain but shut the hell up already. He’s annoying. I didn’t like his voice either. Not the right narrator for sure. Book amazing.

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excellent telling of a horrific crime. <br />

we should never let go of the memory of this child, nor the lesson learned

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Good Book

I remembered hearing about this when it happened. I was 15yrs.old. I am still shocked to this day about the cruelty and unbelievable torture this girl endured. What a horrible, horrible crime....and many children were involved in the crime of torture to this poor girl too