• To Have and to Kill

  • Nurse Melanie McGuire, an Illicit Affair, and the Gruesome Murder of Her Husband
  • By: John Glatt
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, True Crime
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
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One by one, three waterlogged suitcases were pulled from the Chesapeake Bay. In each were body parts of a man. In a forensics room, the truth was discovered: William McGuire had been horribly murdered and dismembered. 

William and his loving wife, a registered nurse named Melanie, had just closed on their New Jersey dream home. Little did William know about the nightmare that was in store . . . . For Melanie had been involved in a long-term affair with a married doctor at the fertility clinic where she worked - and she had plans for the future that didn't include William. 

Investigators believe that on April 29, 2004, Melanie first drugged her husband, then murdered him in cold blood. Three years after America witnessed the details of the suitcase incident unfold - on 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, and ABC Primetime, and in People magazine, among other news outlets - Melanie was convicted of first-degree murder and desecrating human remains. To Have and to Kill is the true story of a marriage that turned deadly . . . .

©2008 John Glatt (P)2020 Tantor

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Couldn't get past the narrator

I have no idea if this story is good or not.

This is an American story. Why the British narration?

I have nothing against the British, in fact I love the accent but it doesn't work here. At all!

I'm sending this back. It totally ruins the story.

Get the sample first. I wish I had.

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Bad narrator

The narrator chopped up sentences, pausing for no reason at random. His voice was grating with no change in inflection. On the positive side he had a British accent. The story itself was fascinating and well written and I would have to recommend this audiobook. It could have been 5 stars plus if not for the narrator.

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Give it a few chapters

starts off with difficult to understand narration, and more than a few glitches in recording.....but once we got into the narrators rhythm, a tragic fascinating story overcomes the errors. melanie is a wicked narcissistic *itch, and I highly suspect her family helped her carry out this horrific crime.

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  • 12-21-20

Narrator was fine.

I don’t understand criticism of narrator. It is a fascinating complex story of s terrible crime well told.

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excellent story

If you love brutal horror you will enjoy this story. Very long, but worth the read.

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  • Shaun
  • 02-18-21

Melanie Mcguire innocent or guilty

I've listened to a podcast about this case and really enjoyed the audible book. A great listen, going to download some more by the same author.