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No, Daddy, Don't

Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The true story of John Battaglia - the coldhearted father who executed his two young daughters to spite his ex-wife

Dallas antiques dealer Mary Jean Pearle had a bitter history with her ex-husband, John David Battaglia, a former Marine and successful accountant - but even after the abuse she endured from him, she never thought he would go after their daughters, Faith and Liberty.

That is, until she listened helplessly over the phone as Faith made a heartrending plea for her life - which was followed by gunshots.

In this updated account of Battaglia's unthinkable crime - an act of filicide that was featured on 20/20 and would ultimately lead Texas to carry out the death sentence - Irene Pence recounts an unforgettable saga of violence, betrayal, and a mother's worst nightmare.

Contains mature themes.

©2003 Irene Pence (P)2018 Tantor

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Gripping!

Gripping story and certainly one the reader will put down only when it is finished.

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Justice provided too late...

This one really got to me. I listen to lots of true crime novels and hearing how a mother had to endure that type of psychological damage , listening to her children plead for their lives, is just downright barbaric! I am not religious by any means, but I wholeheartedly believe there is a SPECIAL place is the deepest depths of hell for people like John Battaglia.
I followed up on google after reading this, and without giving away spoilers, justice was finally served TOO LATE.
he should have been put in a cage after his first marriage. Our "justice" system failed these little girls. I think I will be taking a true crime break after this one.

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one of the most heart wrenching audios I've heard.

This audio just about brought tears to my eyes.
It's one of the most horrible crimes you can imagine..

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Shocking!

Gravitating story line. Very informational. Sad. Good narrator. Keeps you tied to your seat. G88d explanation on domistic abuse, extreme.

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Fantastically written!

Enjoyed from beginning to end. This novel is brilliantly written. It never ceases to amaze me the history behind some of these tragic events. An escalation in violence is almost inevitable. You can just tell that something terrible is going to happen. Truly wish this had a better ending with the two girls still being alive. Be prepared for a broken heart.

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A Broken Heart is Guaranteed

Perhaps he was at the top of the bipolar pyramid. Perhaps mediation could have enabled him to function with behavior acceptable to other people and in society at large. The fact is that he was an extremely damaged individual who could never have been 'cured'. It's impossible to reverse and restore rotten meat!! What he did was evil!!! I don't believe that a life sentence with no possibility of parole would have been a better decision because he would have had empathy for others. He didn't and couldn't have had any. There were many times tears rolled down my face, and I cringed over the descriptions of physical abuse. The only thing I can say about the mother is that she should have had the intestinal fortitude to stand up and fight against a justice system that ordered her to expose her children to the evil that she knew existed in that man! Now she has to live with her inability to truly protect her daughters.

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another great read

great book on a very serious subject. I couldn't put it down. the narrator kept you engaged as well.

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Incredibly troubling!!!!

This incredibly disheartening true story was told brilliantly. I can’t imagine the horror women and children of domestic violence endure daily. The writer stayed on course the entire time and the reader did and awesome job telling this chilling and sadly true story. You will NOT be sorry for choosing this book. I only wish it never had to be told and those two beautiful girls would still be here.

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Good book demestic needs to be more seriously take

Enjoyed it but sometimes got off track then finally back to story again. overall Good