In his debut release, former homicide detective Ken Lang transports you from your cozy, comfy chair to the cold, hard streets surrounding Baltimore, Maryland. Witness first-hand the vicious brutality that a human being can inflict onto another, search for that one piece of evidence needed to solidify a conviction, and desperately try to identify a shooting victim whose mangled and burnt body is found at a scene where no clues are left behind.
A revealing glimpse of the demanding life as a homicide detective, Ken Lang puts you right into the scene, reveals the evidence, and leads you through some of the most incredible death investigations you will ever experience. Walking among the Dead: True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a must listen for all true crime fans.
This story was well written and maintained my interest. The narrator's voice was pleasant but he had a tendency to slur the pronunciation of multi-syllabic words often to the point where it took a few seconds to figure out what the word had been breaking the rhythm of the narration. Two stars for the performance was generous. I enjoyed the book's content.
What would have made Walking Among the Dead: True Stories from a Homicide Detective better?
A new narrator. Mike Vendetti's voice and pronunciation of the words really ruined the story.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
I enjoyed the plot and stories that he wrote about when he was a homicide detective.
What didn’t you like about Mike Vendetti’s performance?
Really annoying voice and the way he read the story was really bad.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I've never "read" a book narrated by Mike Vendetti so I don't know if it was his style, or the way the words were presented to him, but listening to this book was difficult. The abrupt...cadence...that ended before sentences did...and started just as...abruptly...became frustrating.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The descriptions of the Baltimore underbelly and its crime was interesting. The needlessly flowery descriptions made me want to fast forward to the good parts.
How could the performance have been better?
The performance was terrible. The only improvement would be to get another person to re-read this book.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I was disappointed with this book. I've "read" many crime books and this was sub-par.