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A Killer Among Us Audiobook

A Killer Among Us

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On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.

This real-life case has fascinating legal elements - three trials, a death penalty conviction, and a dramatic reversal in federal court - and has received extensive local and national coverage.

Charles Bosworth Jr. is the author of the New York Times best sellers Previous Victims and Silent Witness.

©2015 Charles Bosworth, Jr. (P)2015 Gregg Olsen

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    A. Ellis 10-23-15
    A. Ellis 10-23-15
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    "Excellent Narration"

    I'd listen to Kevin Pierce read a grocery list. Hearing his narration is like sitting down with a favorite uncle as he tells family stories . . . his easy, relaxed delivery held my attention and I, at times, hung on his every word. This complicated, complex story was well written and even the lengthy recounting of courtroom testimony was interesting. Great story, great narration!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 09-19-15
    Marla 09-19-15 Member Since 2016

    I love fiction, with an occasional autobiograpy. I try to read 3 books a week but sometimes I only get around to 2.

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    "Well Written and a good listen!"
    What did you love best about A Killer Among Us?

    I loved how both sides are somewhat written about. It should be titled Justice of Elizabeth.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Compelling I could not put this one down either. I felt irritated when the phone would ring or I had an appt. I just wanted to keep on listening, please do not interrupt.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I do not believe I have. But his performance is excellent in this read.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried with the family and felt their grief as though it were my own.


    Any additional comments?

    Written in the same great style as Ann Rule books. Worth the credit.

    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn 10-08-15
    Robyn 10-08-15

    Avid reader of history, biography, and true crime.

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    "good true crime"

    This book ticks all the right boxes for true crime readers - awful murder, unfolding drama, timely revelation of crucial facts, well drawn portraits of the people affected by the crime etc. Reliable Kevin Pierce puts in his usual 5-star performance. Just one thing seemed odd to me: instead of presenting the facts in as neutral a fashion as possible with the guilty party or parties eventually being nailed, this author showed bias against the accused almost from the start. It sounded as though Bosworth was the ghost-writer and the real author was a member or members of the bereaved family. Although this jarred with me, the book is still a top read in this genre.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle 09-15-15
    Gayle 09-15-15 Member Since 2008

    Avid reader (listener) and Audible Fan!

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    "Riveting True Crime"

    Fascinating from beginning to end, very well written, great narration, and a close look at "pure evil". Rick DeCaro, an obvious psychopath, ruins countless lives to satisfy his selfish needs. Thankfully, the Van Isaghems banded together to obtain justice. Melanie was my hero~what a strong woman~she (and the entire family) refused to give up and spent four years fighting for Liz. The four children made me so sad. DeCaro certainly deserved his sentence!

    Audiobook provided in exchange for an honest review.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Georgette 11-13-15
    Georgette 11-13-15
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    "Amazing"

    Excellent ! And akways a treat when read by Kevin pierce ! Captivating fast moving yet detailed ? Great read ✔️

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shoshana Hathaway Atlanta, GA 10-29-15
    Shoshana Hathaway Atlanta, GA 10-29-15 Member Since 2012

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    "True Crime, real tragedy"

    A Killer Among Us (Unabridged)
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    Author: Charles Bosworth
    Date:
    2015
    Narrator:
    Kevin Pierce
    Provider:
    Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
    Running Time:
    16 h 14 min
    Audible Enhanced Audio

    On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed. This real-life case has fascinating legal elements - three trials, a death penalty conviction, and a dramatic reversal in federal court - and has received extensive local and national coverage. Charles Bosworth Jr. is the author of the New York Times best sellers Previous Victims and Silent Witness.

    This is the kind of true crime book I love. The author takes his time, and not only presents the crime itself, but carefully places it in the context of the people who are affected by it. He lets us watch the family dynamics, reactions and interactions of all involved, so that, by the time the book ends, he has created a complex mosaic, with each tiny piece in its place, and the whole making an unforgettable picture.

    This is reporting at its finest, with every pertinent detail explained, put into proper context, and connected to the whole in ways that make a complicated story entirely understandable and interesting. One result of this care is that Elizabeth and her family become not just participants in an event but real people, and I found that what happened to them became personal, and that I cared about them, was concerned for them, and wish them well, even now, having finished the book and my glimpse into their lives.

    The writing is straightforward and low key, even when presenting emotionally charged material. The authors use of language is strong enough to give vividness to his descriptions and immediacy to events. The narration was, of course, as always with this narrator, a sterling example of excellence in all respects.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review via the courtesy of AudioBookBlast dot com. 5 out of 5 stars.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Wildirishman64 Richmond KY 10-22-15
    Wildirishman64 Richmond KY 10-22-15

    I'm Irish and proud of it! Father of three beautiful girls, USAF veteran, 25 years in Social Services! Carpe Diem

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    "Could not stop listening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Where does A Killer Among Us rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first audible book so I didn't have a reference point. I have a kindle and read when I can which in my busy schedule isn't very much. Firstly, this authors descriptions of every person was detailed and conveyed in a sequential manner. I finished the book in three days and really enjoyed my experience. In fact I just joined the platinum club!!!!


    What other book might you compare A Killer Among Us to and why?

    No reference as this was my first audible book


    What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

    His inflection and delivery were spot on!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book will make you angry, sad and vindicated!! Well written and the continuity was terrific.


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen if you like true crime, I am hooked!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    PMSROCK London 10-12-15
    PMSROCK London 10-12-15 Member Since 2016

    I love reading, I love audible books even more, I don't have to stop listening when I have things to do or plsces to go...I can do both!!!

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    "ANOTHER AMAZING TALE"

    I am not sure why, but true crime has a hold on me. I am constantly baffled by the events which take place within the pages of these stories. I want to understand how lives can spiral so far out of control, while the world moves on.

    This book captivated me from the first. I had a hard time putting it down, so I did so only to sleep. As I listened to Kevin Pierce, I felt the the frustration, the agonizing helplessness of all the people who were swept up in this tragedy. Understood that there is never a "winning" side, even if justice is achieved.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes this type of book. It is cleverly written, and Kevin Pierce has an amazing way of telling the tale. Oddly, he has become one of my favorite narrators.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    bebe South Carolina 09-29-16
    bebe South Carolina 09-29-16 Member Since 2009

    I love books - all kinds of books. My genre is "good book"

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    "Good listen"
    Any additional comments?

    Bosworth is a good true crime writer and Kevin Pierce is an excellent reader.
    This book went on a little too long for the situation and was a little over done or over dramatic in some places, but was still a very good listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Harris USA 10-03-15
    Lisa Harris USA 10-03-15

    I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.

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    "Heart wrenching story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. This is a true crime story. It's a long book to listen to but well worth it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Justice finally prevailed.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

    I didn't really have a favorite.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they found Rick not guilty at his state trial. I was very angered, also at all the abusive things his kids had to endure at his hands.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • twixpanther
    2/28/17
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    "Very engaging"
    What made the experience of listening to A Killer Among Us the most enjoyable?

    I know this is a true story anyway but Bosworth's characterisation of the various people involved made it feel almost novel like - I get bored of audio books easily if I don't feel some empathy with the characters and I barely stopped listening to this one


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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