• We Thought We Knew You

  • A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception, and Murder
  • By: M. William Phelps
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (428 ratings)

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We Thought We Knew You

By: M. William Phelps
Narrated by: Danny Campbell
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In July 2015, Mary Yoder returned home from the chiropractic center that she operated with her husband, Bill, complaining that she felt unwell. Mary, health-conscious and vibrant, was suddenly vomiting, sweating, and weak. Doctors in the ER and ICU were baffled as to the cause of her rapidly progressing illness. Her loved ones - including Bill and their children, Adam, Tamryn, and Liana - gathered in shock to say good-bye.

In the weeks that followed Mary's death, the grief-stricken family received startling news from the medical examiner: Mary had been deliberately poisoned with colchicine. Another bombshell followed when the local sheriff's office received a claim that Adam Yoder had poisoned his mother. But Adam was not the only person of interest in the case. 

Pretty and popular Kaitlyn Conley, Adam's ex-girlfriend, worked at the Yoders' clinic. She'd even been at Mary's bedside during those last terrible hours. Still, some spoke of her talent for manipulation and a history of bizarre, rage-fueled behavior against anyone who dared to reject her. Had Kaitlyn and Adam conspired to kill Mary Yoder, or was the killer someone else entirely?

Contains mature themes.

©2021 M. William Phelps (P)2020 Tantor

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Way too repetitive

A droning performance and constant repetition by the author makes a two hour story almost 10 hours long.

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sad

Mr. Phelps says it all in his closing statements. I listen to a lot of true crime books because they are way better than most fiction! But this one really pulls on my heart strings. plus make me so mad. It is obvious how good of person Mary was. The world is worse off without her in it. The deplorable way she wad murdered astounds me that the imp didn't get the death penalty! or at LEAST Life without the possibility of perole!! She should ROT in jail!! SHAME ON MARY'S SISTERS!!! In the overwhelming evidence of the imps guilt they STILL turn a blines eye!? were they that jealous of Mary?? I feel so sorry for Adam, I pray he is able to find peace in his heart someday. I hope he finds love in a good person and happiness.

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Good true crime but narrator could be better

I really enjoyed the story. The narration w as hard at times to listen to. He had such a raspy voice that it made me feel at times I was struggling to catch my breath. It kept distracting me because it sounded so painful when he spoke. I just kept listening because I did enjoy the story

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horrible narrator!

I absolutely can not stand this man's voice. now I'm out my credit for the month trying to listen to this book which I cant finish because of the narrator!

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Factual Account

I really enjoyed this unbiased and factual account of this fascinating but very sad true crime.

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Goes back and forth a lot

I did enjoy this story, but the writer goes around and around a lot. There is a lot of repeating the same thing. I love Danny Campbell narration.

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Wonderfully written

Will look for a movie on this. it truly is all is says it is. twisting and turning

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repetitive

it got a bit repetitive at times, but overall, what a crazy story. i recommend it

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Narrator was not appropriate for this book

I normally love Phelps’ books but this one was really hard to follow due to the non-linear timeline. You have to listen very closely to the dates on which events took place, otherwise you will be LOST. The story goes back and forth so quickly between timelines — one chapter is a story that took place post-murder. But the next story is something that happened before the murder and you’re like, Wait a minute. I thought she died!!

Onto the narrator… I have nothing against older people narrating books. However, to say it was creepy to hear explicit sexual subjects discussed in the voice of a grandpa is an understatement. It was disturbing. His voice is so shaky and raspy. Imagine hearing Grandpa Simpson talking about a vagina and you get an idea of what it was like.

Other than that, excellent story. The author clearly did alot of work and you got a very good idea of how everything went down, which is quite a feat in this very-confusing, convoluted case.

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Easy to Follow !

1st Audio for me. Good choice ! Easy to follow. M. Phelps always tells a great story. Unbelievable denial so evident in the supporters. I was left feeling such sadness for Adam.

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