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Publisher's Summary

After his first grisly crime, Harvey Louis Carignan beat a death sentence and continued to manipulate, rape, and bludgeon women to death - using want ads to lure his young female victims. And time after time, justice was thwarted by a killer whose twisted legal genius was matched only by his sick savagery. Here, complete with the testimony of women who suffered his unspeakable sexual abuses and barely escaped with their lives and of the police who at last put him behind bars, is one of the most shattering and thought-provoking true-crime stories of our time.

©2012 Ann Rule (P)2016 Tantor

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Paul Booooomer

Awful! Terrible! Keep shopping. The narrator is so bad. My navigation device has a better reading voice. What happen to Ann Rule's regular narrator, Laurel Merlington!?

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not bad

the story was not bad but definitely go with a different narrator it was hard to get into the story when the guys talking like a computer

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writing great

Excellent writing and detailed account, narrator rather annoying. ..exaggerated speech...as though he thought he were on stage auditioning. I really enjoy Ann Rule's work.

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had the speed set @ 1.15/20

story's great. narrators voice took a while to get past but i found that speeding up the playback helped smooth some of the clunky pronunciation. if there had been a different narrator my only complaint would have been that i wished it was a little longer than it is.

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Atrocious Narration

True crime, at least for me, is never a work of art, to say the least. To make this one worse, the narration is absolutely the WORST I have ever encountered. This guy does not perform a book. He reads it like a dramatic actor of two centuries ago. I would suggest that you not bother. I am returning it to Audible and do appreciate their policy on returns.

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ann rule delivers again

Ann rule delivers again! Love how she goes back several generations on each side of the involved families.
The reader was fantastic as well!

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Perfect in every way

The narrator is perfect. The story is perfectly written. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book.

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excellent reading

An enjoyable Ann Rule classic read so well by the narrator. Keep my interest throughout.

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Narrator is bad

The narrator makes this story very difficult to listen to.
I love Ann Rule's stories though.

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Off putting narrator

I know this is a true crime book and the subject material isn’t that great, but still there was just something not that great about the narrator’s voice

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