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Stolen in the Night

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Joseph Duncan had been convicted of raping and torturing a 14-year-old boy in Tacoma, Washington. On the Internet he proudly boasted of his perversions. But the system turned Duncan loose, and no one would stop him from committing an even more horrifying act.

This time he prepared meticulously. He chose his getaway car. He chose his murder weapon and loaded a video camera. Then, when he saw young Shasta and Dylan Groene playing outside their Idaho home, he struck - killing their mother and her boyfriend, and their older brother...and vanishing into the night with Shasta and Dylan.

Detectives pored over the bloody murder scene. The FBI scrambled to find the children and the abductor. And even when Duncan was finally located, the story was not yet over: Dylan was still missing...and the depth of one man's evil was still coming horribly to light.

©2007 Gary C. King (P)2017 Gary C. King Enterprises

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    Erik Kluever 05-22-17
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    "First rate!"

    A brilliantly written account of a horrific crime and the wanton depravity of mankind. It should remind us to embrace our families tightly and remain vigilant in their protection, as some fiends desire to destroy those we cherish most.

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    Kelly watley 05-18-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "A outrageous Crime.."

    A true crime report of a horrendous ordeal that took the life of an entire family leaving only one survivor.. And employs for more law's to keep violent child preditors locked up and off the streets.. highly recommended reading..
    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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    April H. Kansas 05-12-17
    April H. Kansas 05-12-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Stolen in the Night"

    Stolen in the Night
    : Gary C. King

    This is a scary true crime story. I remember the news coverage from when this actually happened. There are many acts of other crimes also committed by this monster.


    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. J. Scott Bennett does an excellent job in narrating this book.



    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    Victoria Schwimley 05-08-17

    Tell us about yourself! : I am an author who loves to read, more like loves to listen, since I spend so much time writing.

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    "Engaging"

    I hadn't heard of this case before discovering this story, but wow! The author relays the events of the abduction and subsequent investigation with great tact. Engaging enough to keep me listening nonstop, but not filled with unnecessary, gory details. My heart went out to this family that suffered utter devastation. The narrator also does a great job with a clear, crisp voice. Well-done Gary C. King and J. Scott Bennett.

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    Ethan 05-05-17
    Ethan 05-05-17
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    "very solid true crime book, great narration"
    What did you like best about Stolen in the Night? What did you like least?

    Gary C. King sticks to the facts and lays them out coherently. Very little speculation, an honest book about a horrific crime. Very accurate about facts without being boring or repetitive.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending of the main section of the book was a little abrupt and didn't wrap up well.The epilogue tied everything together and helped it feel more complete.


    Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

    No characters, this is a non-fiction book.J. Scott Bennett is a great performer. Very solid true crime/law enforcement style voice.Performs narration very well, for both male and female quotes.


    Was Stolen in the Night worth the listening time?

    Yes! Very good book, will return to it again in the future.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book free of charge for an honest review

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cyn 05-05-17
    Cyn 05-05-17

    I enjoy reading, listening and reviewing. I enjoy blogging. Doing what I enjoy giving feed back in hopes someone will try a new author.

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    "A chilling story of one child and her family"
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    This is one of the saddest stories I have every listened to that could have been prevented if he had not gotten out of jail the first time, maybe gotten some help but I doubt that would have made a difference to his way of mind. What a cruel man who thinks nothing of life as you will find between these pages a man who rapes, kills little kids and families for no other reason than to have his fun and way with kids.

    Mr. Bennett has become one of my favorite narrators he really knows how to pull a read in becoming the characters. His character voices have always been outstanding here you have more facts the characters so you really do not get a true sounding of just how great his narration is. There his narration you can really feel the pain the families, friends and the victims go through. There is no repeat of words nor any background noise just a clean clear audio that you will spend time in shock and pain as you hear what they had to go through. The narrator really bought home to me all this and so many more families had to go through because of this man. He really put emotion into the audio you can feel each pain, sorrow and tear that falls through his voice.

    Words cannot say what I feel for the victims and their families. All that Shasta and Dylan had to go through and what Shasta still is today just breaks your heart. My mind won’t even wrap around the years since this and what it must have been like to become an adult still dealing with the past.

    This is a story mostly of facts that are heartbreaking from the day they were taken and their family was killed up to and a few years after he caught, it even goes over his thought to a point and how he was turning his self in..whatever. The author does into some detail but it isn’t hard core, he doesn’t go into just what happen to these children just they were raped and used. It shouldn’t set off any triggers. It’s a story of one family’s life turned upside down never to be the same. I thought it was well written with good facts that kept me interested. I am a true crime junky no doubt about it. I spend my time trying to work out why, why would someone do the things they do. I am hooked on the way the mind works or doesn’t work. I was hooked from the start and was so glad one child made it out of a nightmare to live. One must wonder what her life is like today and when the evil man will be put to death. I hope it is very long and painful. It might be wrong but it is how I feel. I enjoyed seeing how the law had changed, how the holes have been filled to helpful help the next Shasta so her and her family will not have to deal with all she has. My heart is very much with her family and hope them the very best. I feel so much for a child that had to be a hero but lost so much to the women she is today. If you enjoy facts and true crime it is worth the listen. The narration is outstanding.

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    Rabid Reader 05-04-17
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    "Sad true crime story"

    This is a sad, true crime story of murder and child abuse. It tells the story of Joseph Duncan and his long history of child abuse and violence. Highlighting the shortfalls in the system that allows dangerous repeat offenders to be released to once again destroy even more lives. The narrator gave the story life, imparting the horror and desperation Duncan's victims must have suffered with his tone. The author did not sensationalize the story or add further distress to the victim or their families by revealing sordid details. He presented the case in a methodical fashion, treating the victims with compassion and illustrating Duncan's distorted view of life.

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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 05-10-17
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 05-10-17 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,200 helpful votes on Amazon, over 370 helpful votes on Audible, own 600 + Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books

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    "True Crime Never Has a Happy Ending"
    What did you love best about Stolen in the Night?

    Gary King is a seasoned professional. His writing follows logical pattern - introduction to the individuals, the setting, the criminal act. Factual, it draws your interest.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    There are several. To mention a couple - how a known psychosexual killer returns to society, plans his next horrendous crimes and the victims' stories.


    Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

    The storytelling as a whole was presented well! I shook my head in disbelief that Duncan got back into society. I hated him for his warped thoughts. I felt empathy for the victims and the strong will and courage of the surviving victim.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I had to walk away several times. The story evoked some strong feelings as I described above.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a True Crime genre afficianado. I'm a fan of J. Scott Bennett. This is a difficult listen, there is no "feel good" aspect that I was left with. Maybe hope for little Shasta is one.

    Thanks for the opportunity to listen and offer my opinions on this work!

    A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trixie 05-03-17
    Trixie 05-03-17
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    This is a is true crime story of the kidnapping of Shasta and Dylan Groene and the events surrounding the kidnapping It also includes pertinent information about the kidnapper, such as past crimes against children.

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    Kimberly Berg Fargo 05-15-17
    Kimberly Berg Fargo 05-15-17
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    "True Crime Story"

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I wasn't paying much attention when I chose the book and didn't realize that it was a true crime story. I'm not one who enjoys this type of book but did find some of the details quite interesting and learned some new legal facts I didn't know. The story is about a sexual pervert, so if you have a strong dislike for that type of story stay away. Otherwise, if you like listening to true crime or documentaries it's worth a listen.

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    ""Without forgiveness there is only insanity.""
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    J.Scott Bennett assumes a gentle country accent to narrate the remarkable and very harrowing story of Joseph Edward Duncan III and his planned entry into a family home where he bludgeoned to death two adults and a teenage boy and abducted two young children, a boy and a girl, to physically and sexually abuse them. That this is, in fact, a true story which made headline news at the time, makes it all the more terrifying.
    Duncan, by his own boasting admission, was already a serial rapist by his mid teens. Convicted at 16 of raping a boy at gunpoint, he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment but served only 14 before being released to continue to rape and kill, and eventually move to Idaho where this particular criminal attack took place. The hunt for the missing children was bungled from the beginning and only Duncan's apparent disregard for being spotted enabled his capture. The account of the investigation, the people involved, of Duncan himself and his very strange outlook on life (he even kept a regular web blog), the legal implications and the after arrest circumstances, are all documented in a non dramatic, newsworthy way, telling the facts without dwelling on the gore. This in no way negates the horror of it all, however. Throughout, J.Scott Bennet reads clearly, impeccably and with understanding, enhancing the text with his beautifully modulated voice, always staying true to the text by not over dramatising. An outstanding performance.

    The story is not finished, cannot be whilst Duncan and one survivor continue to live, and whilst legal debates over what to do with inveterate disregarders of acceptable behaviour continue. The man was certainly different. But was he mad? This book is a must for all true crime officianados. It doesn't titillate but is shocking and it makes the listener think. Highly recommended.

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