Last Dance, Last Chance, and Other True Cases

Ann Rule's Crime Files, Vol. 8
By: Ann Rule
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, True Crime
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Ann Rule presents her 8th collection of crime stories drawn from her private files - and featuring the riveting case of a fraudulent doctor whose lifelong deceptions had deadly consequences.

Dr. Anthony Pignataro was a cosmetic surgeon and a famed medical researcher whose flashy red Lamborghini and flamboyant lifestyle in western New York State suggested a highly successful career. But appearances, as this shocking insider account of Pignataro's tailspin from physician to prisoner proves, can be deceiving - and, for the doctor's wife, very nearly deadly. No one was safe if they got in his way. With scalpel, drugs, and arsenic, he betrayed every oath a physician makes - until his own schemes backfired. Now, the motivations of the classic sociopath are plumbed with chilling accuracy by Ann Rule. Along with other shocking true cases, this worldwide headline-making case will have you turning pages in disbelief that a trusted medical professional could sink to the depths of greed, manipulation, and self-aggrandizement where even slow, deliberate murder is not seen for what it truly is: pure evil.

©2013 Ann Rule (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Enjoyed the stories

Knowing these were true stories it was very disturbing listening to the stories and our justice system and society, but I enjoyed very much. The time flew by and kept me very interested in all the stories. I will definitely get more Ann Rule books.

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loved it

great book read by an exemplary narrator. i look forward to listening to another title soon.

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Loved it

I've always been a fan of Ann Rule's work and having the audible version is icing on the cake!

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This book said it was a little over 14 hours, I barely got 12. I feel a little cheated on this one.

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Carrie

1/2 way through the 1st story, the audio started cutting out. 1st word in every paragraph or whenever the narrator would pause would end up being 1/2 of the word. very frustrating!

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Everything was good. Kept me very interested.!!

I like it well, kept me interested until the end. Well like it until the end!!

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Uninteresting cases and characters

Too many UNNEEDED details. The lead characters of two of the three stories were people I would never want to know anything about. There are so many murder mysteries. Why in the world did she choose cases And characters that have no intrigue or depth.