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Mind Hunter Audiobook

Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

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Publisher's Summary

He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins -- including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray -- for a landmark study to understand their motives. To get inside their minds.

He is Special Agent John Douglas, the model for law enforcement legend Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris's thrillers Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, and the man who ushered in a new age in behavorial science and criminal profiling. Recently retired after 25 years of service, John Douglas can finally tell his unique and compelling story.

With journalist Mark Olshaker, he gives us a behind the scenes look at his fascinating career, revisiting his journeys into the dark recesses and calculated madness present only in our worst nightmares. This is the true-crime work everyone has been waiting for -- by the Mind Hunter himself.

©1995 John Douglas (P)1995 Simon & Schuster

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    Terrance Ferguson 02-08-16 Member Since 2014

    I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.

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    "Abridging this makes it almost pointless."
    Would you try another book from John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker and/or John E. Douglas?

    Yes but not if it is abridged.


    What was most disappointing about John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker ’s story?

    The abridged version robs it of any intricacies. It really takes away the depth of what's going on here.


    What does John E. Douglas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He sounds professional and sincere.


    Did Mind Hunter inspire you to do anything?

    Double check and make sure i am not purchasing the abridged version.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't see how it was a good idea to truncate this. It is such a deep and involved subject matter. Its not a story. So how can you just leave out parts of the picture?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Lanning 06-15-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Need the unabridged version!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For true crime buffs, this is a must read. This is the guy who created the Behavioral Science Unit at Quantico (though it's called something else now, this is the most recognizable title). Definitely recommend this for anyone interested in criminal profiling, FBI, law enforcement, serial killers, and again, true crime.


    Any additional comments?

    I really, really wish there were an unabridged version of this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rainiac 02-04-12
    Rainiac 02-04-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Abridged Mind Hunter needed more story"

    I was bummed out when I realized this story was "un"abridged. I wanted to hear more of his process and case files.

    When I was a kid I'd love to have anyone to read to me, now I've grown picky I was thinking when I spend money I want to hear a pro. However John didn't have an unpleasant voice and it was okay. Next time get a professional narrator.

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    Joystealer 06-24-16
    Joystealer 06-24-16
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    "Not quite horrible"

    This is mercifully short, over-simplified, braggadocios résumé. It's more like a long, mediocre magazine story than a book. The narration isn't totally terrible for an amateur, but the narrator struggles with pronunciation, notably of the word "escalate."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Wells 04-03-16
    Dan Wells 04-03-16
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    "Watch out, this is unabridged"
    What disappointed you about Mind Hunter?

    It's my fault but I didn't notice this was the abridged edition. Incomplete and hardly worth listening to.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes but being abridged, it was full of holes.


    Which character – as performed by John E. Douglas – was your favorite?

    n/a


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment in the production.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be very careful downloading from Amazon again. Don't want to get shorted again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Josette Green 08-03-17
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    "Great short book"

    While this book was great, it was simply too short. I'm sure the writer has much, much more to say.

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    Joanne colli 02-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    I enjoyed this book, will be looking for more like it. Hope he has more books to choose from.

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    Lee Celina, TX 12-02-16
    Lee Celina, TX 12-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Unabridged Please"

    We need the whole book read!!! Asap! This is an intriguing book and I agree with all the other reviews.

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    C.O.S. Cincinnati, OH 12-01-16
    C.O.S. Cincinnati, OH 12-01-16
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    "Look at the Length"
    Would you try another book from John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker and/or John E. Douglas?

    Yes, if it were unabridged. This edition is more like a pamphlet.


    What could John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I feel like this one was a rip off, because it is so chopped up and short. You just get an outline of each chapter. Kicking myself for not looking at the length time. HOWEVER, I realize this is likely Audible's doing, and not that of the author/performer.


    What character would you cut from Mind Hunter?

    The publisher.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book instead of buying this edition.

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    Lillith Avalon 08-16-16 Member Since 2004

    Lady of Avalon

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    "Really Short"

    I was honestly hoping for more. More depth and detail. More about how the profiling really works. I kinda feel more teased than satisfied. What there was was good and interesting.

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