Discover the classic behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling....
The Cases That Haunt Us not only offers convincing and controversial conclusions, it deconstructs the evidence and widely held beliefs surrounding each case and rebuilds them....
The Anatomy of Motive offers a dramatic, insightful look at the development and evolution of the criminal mind....
For the first time Gacy’s lawyer and confidant tells his chilling tale of how he defended an American serial killer....
In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women....
In the most extraordinary journey Ann Rule has ever undertaken, she has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer....
An appetite for unspeakable violent acts led Randall Woodfield to cruise the I-5 highway through California to Washington, leaving a trail of victims along the way....
first met Douglas in Mindhunter, which told the story of his brilliant and terrifying with the FBI until his retirement in 1995....
Decades after Richard Ramirez left 13 dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture, and sadistic murder....
This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference audiobook. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers....
On a warm Florida evening, Karen Gregory saw a familiar face at her door. What the beautiful young woman could not know was that she was staring into the eyes of her killer....
Ann Rule was working on a story tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did she know the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends....
Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify unknown monsters who walk among us....
The tales in I Will Find You will shock you like the best horror stories - divulging insights into the actions, motivations, and proclivities of nature's most dangerous species....
FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood brings us deep into the minds of his prey, the world's most dangerous sexual criminals, and reveals the extent to which these individuals permeate our society....
This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors....
On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through a Chicago townhouse and stabbed, strangled, and killed eight young nurses in a violent sexual rampage....
In 1967, during the time of peace, free love, and hitchhiking, 19-year-old Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen walking home to her apartment in Ypsilanti, Michigan....
This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years, a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.
After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.
Excellent story--I've read everything by J. Douglas. However, this narrator has such a monotonous delivery, and he mispronounces even only moderately difficult words, suggesting he didn't do his homework first. Increasingly irritating, and I gave up.
29 of 29 people found this review helpful
Where does Inside the Mind of BTK rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?
The content was great, and if you can survive the narration, the book is really good. I would say it's in the top 25 audio-books I've listened to. I guess it says something if the content is good enough to -almost- neutralize the narrator? I don't know if I could/would tolerate another
What was one of the most memorable moments of Inside the Mind of BTK?
The book contains copious amounts of information. There was no single
What didn???t you like about Jason Klav???s performance?
Mr. Klav should seek another line of work. He should also give back the money he was paid for this book.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
I find the subject matter to be very interesting and I enjoy learning about the inner workings of a criminal's mind; but -- the narrator for this story is getting on my last nerve.
How can the narrator not know the proper pronunciation of so many words.
Quantico, VA is being pronounced: "kwanteeko"
I could list several more but I'm not sure how to spell them out phonetically to describe it.
I'm hoping I can finish the book.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
This is the worst narrator I've ever heard. There are so many mispronounced words. It's amazing the mistakes weren't corrected - he mispronounces Quantico over and over. Very annoying. It's a fascinating story, but the narrator reads it like he thinks it's unbearably boring.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I have always found the books written by John Douglas an interesting look into the behavioral understanding of crime. The content of this book was good but I continually had to move past the rote reading and incorrect pronunciations of commonly known words (Quantico pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, library pronounced as libary etc.)I have been an audible customer for several years and have hundreds of books in my library. I will not buy another book read by the narrator.
28 of 30 people found this review helpful
I should have heeded other reviewers who warned of this narrator, but I thought that I could suffer through a few butchered words, however moronic the effect. The problem, however, is not merely his tenuous grasp of basic cultural literacy, but that his voice is so monotonous, tedious and just plain... ineffectual...that his butchery of simple language are actually the few moments of slight interest.
At the risk of sounding cruel, I would be willing to wager that this is no professional narrator at all, but instead a college friend of the author who was in dire need of work. In fact, I see no evidence here on Audible.com that he has ever narrated anything else whatsoever.
Sorry, Mr. Klav, but you've wasted my time and money. Kindly leave the narration to professionals who can read.
20 of 22 people found this review helpful
This book is very disturbing. I bite off more then I could chew when I decided to listen this. It gave me nightmares to think that someone could be this sick in the head. As for the narrator, He is the worse I've ever heard. He actually made the story boring. I had to put it down several times because I was so bored with the way Jason Klav seemed to run one boring sentence into the next. I will not ever listen to a book Jason Klav narrates again.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This narrator was very distracting with his mispronunciation of words. It is not "modus operandee"; and it is a larynx; not a lairnyx; just to name a few.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
Like all of John Douglas's true crime books, this is a fascinating read. Alas, narrator Jason Klav's personal vocabulary isnt up to the task. Its not just technical terms he mangles, but seemingly any word thats not used in everyday conversation. (Example: demolished building are "razed", pronounced like "raised". Klav's pronunciation is "razzed".) The truly amazing thing is that the producer didnt catch it and make him re-record those sections.
Still I recommend the book.... and that you try to take Klav's numerous bobbles as unintentional comedy, lightening some very dark material.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I skipped this a number of times due to the bad reviews here and the unjustified obsession with narrator. Whilst he isn't the best in the world, and does indeed mispronounce a couple of words, he's far from the worst I've heard! I should point out that the narration of the prologue is far worse than the rest of the book for some reason. Irrespective, if you're interested in the subject matter you should find this compelling. I am and I'm only half way through it! Be warned though, this book goes into incredible detail and some of it is a little disturbing in places ... Excellent book though.
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
worth a listen, narration was excellent. has given me nightmares though !! so listen with caution.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
For the most part, this horrific story held my complete attention. BTK's defiance of all the comfortable cliches about what makes a serial killer - loner, history of abuse as a child etc. - gives you a genuine sense that anyone could be capable of terrifying violence. What lets this audiobook down is the occasional - but jarring - tendency of the narrator to mis-pronounce certain words. This mainly happens with place names or technical terms with which the narrator is clearly unfamiliar, but it is a shame that no one present for the recording took the time to correct him. It seems such a minor point, but in some cases the mispronunciations (I particularly recall 'Larry-Nix' for 'larynx') are almost funny, and that reaction is so at odds with the feelings produced by the story as a whole it detracts from the experience.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I largely agree with the other review. Content was interesting/riveting and terrifying, but the thing that stuck out for me was the narrator. I noticed a few of the mis-pronounciations, but frankly, I was surprised at how at 'un-regal' his voice was, compared to the others I've listened to. That's an opinion of course..
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
finished in a few days. great book and great narration. looking for more J.D books
Any additional comments?
This book is not about BTK it's about its egomaniac author. Couldn't get passed the first 4 chapters even though I was excited about the BTK story. Wasted time and money.
Would you consider the audio edition of Inside the Mind of BTK to be better than the print version?
I always enjoy audio versions of books compared to print versions as with a good narrator I can get really into the story and feel genuine feelings towards the characters.
What did you like best about this story?
Hearing how this disgusting killer managed to evade the police for over three decades.
Have you listened to any of Jason Klav’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I have not heard any other performances as of yet. At first i didn't think his voice acting was up to par with others that I have heard, but his voice did grow on me as the story progressed and by the end I was hanging on every word.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It's very hard to listen to books like this in one sitting as they are are upwards of ten hours long. However if I could I would be more than willing to listen to the details without having breaks in between. I don't like forgetting certain small details by taking a break.
narrator was awful but a great story, crazy to think anyone could evade police for that long.
what a great re count on such a strNge and twisted person. ithank you.
Inside the Mind of BTK is the third audiobook that I have listened to and the third true crime book. The writing is approachable and the narration intelligible Though I found the story to be set in a logical order, the were occasions where the pacing of the story would change dramatically and the author would jump forwards or backwards in time in a jarring manner.
That said, this was a really interesting work which did not glorify BTK or his acts, but rather portrayed him as the sick, pathetic man he is.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful