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  • The Man from the Train

  • The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
  • By: Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing and persuasive argument

  • By Dr G. on 01-01-19

Complete conjecture. An utter waste of time.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-19

Do not waste your time and money on this boring and pointless book. The only good thing was the narrator; everything else was extremely poor.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer

  • By: Hannes Råstam
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

In 1992, in a psychiatric hospital, Thomas Quick confessed to the murder of a missing eleven-year-old boy. Over the next nine years, Quick confessed to more than thirty unsolved murders. Hannes Råstam, an investigative journalist, became obsessed with Quick's case and studied the investigations in forensic detail. In 2008, Råstam met Thomas Quick in prison, with one question to ask. And the answer turned out to be far more terrifying than the man himself…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Ceris511 on 22-04-15

Utterly boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-18

Very repetitive and dull; I struggled to finish it. Don't waste your time and money, just watch any of the numerous documentaries on Thomas Quick instead

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Stalker

  • The Life and Crimes of One of America's Deadliest Killers
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Twenty-five years after Richard Ramirez left 13 dead, paralysing the city of Los Angeles, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture, and sadistic murder. Philip Carlo's US best seller The Night Stalker, based on three years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez, reveals the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent True Crime. Shocking and Insightful.

  • By Lee on 12-03-14

Unnecessarily long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-18

The first half of the book was interesting as it covered Richard's early life and crimes, however the second half gave an excessively detailed, repetitive and at times very boring account of everything that happened during the court proceedings

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,728

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a read

  • By T. Owen on 19-11-17

Just watch the film. 45 hours wasted

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-18

It was absolutely unnecessary for this audiobook to be 45 hours long, it could quite easily have been a third of that time. There is so much unneeded dialogue and descriptions of characters / things that are irrelevant to the story and add no value. This is the first Stephen King book that I've listened to / read and I won't be making the same mistake again. Don't waste your time and money, just watch the film.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Top Mafia hit man. Doting father. For 30 years, Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Kuklinski was Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, John Gotti hired him to kill his neighbour and he was also intimately involved in the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. He conducted this sadistic business with cold-hearted intensity, never disappointing his customers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen for true crime fans

  • By Frank Cummins on 12-12-18

A must for true crime fans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-18

I've read the hardcopy of this book and now listened to the audiobook twice. If you like true crime this is a must-read/must-listen book! Carlo's writing can be a bit repetitive at times, I lost count of the number of times he mentions Richard's 'Slavic cheekbones' or his 'high-cheekboned face', but other than that it's a superb book. The bonus material at the end was a nice touch also.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Keri 1: The Original Child Abuse True Story

  • By: Kat Ward
  • Narrated by: Bridget Thomas
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

From the outside, there was no reason to suspect the family life of young schoolchild Keri was anything but unremarkable. Two loving parents, a backdrop of 1960s Britain; life had provided for her, at least with the riches of modesty. Keri herself however, would often confound teachers with her erratic behaviour, which was at best sullen and withdrawn; at worst violently disruptive. When challenged, she would only exacerbate her growing reputation as a fantasist; weaving terrible tales about the "abuse" she was suffering at the hands of her very creators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keri 1

  • By Golden girl on 17-09-18

A very long 26 hours listening to a poor narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-18

It's a shame that the book was let down by the narrator's poor performance. Why she was hired I do not know. If you have a book that requires a narrator to do regional accents, choose a narrator that can actually do them. At times it was almost impossible to listen to; I won't be purchasing the remaining audiobooks in the series. I suggest you buy the hard copies

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Inside the Mind of BTK

  • The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer
  • By: John Douglas, Johnny Dodd
  • Narrated by: Jason Klav
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting reading.

  • By MRS on 10-02-16

100% recommend to true crime fans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-18

I've read the hard copy of this book and this is now the second time I've listened to it on Audible. If you are in any way interested in true crime this is the best book I could recommend to you.

  • The Lost Girls

  • The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina Dejesus
  • By: John Glatt
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

In The Lost Girls, John Glatt tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight - who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro - and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By S-J on 23-08-18

Poor narration let the book down

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

This was an interesting audio book to listen to, however the narrator was a let down; he seemed to struggle to read at a normal pace which took away from the book's content and some parts were quite repetitive

  • The Serial Killer's Daughter

  • By: Lesley Welsh
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Suzanne's life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don. Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions - including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women. To Suzanne's shock, one of the photos is of her friend, Sophie, who died 10 years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire. But Don met Sophie only once, during an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie's death.... So why did he have a picture of her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-07-17

Average storyline, poor narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-18

With characters from Liverpool, London, Florida & Louisiana you'd think they'd get a narrator that was good at accents; at times it was almost impossible to listen to

  • The Iceman

  • The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer
  • By: Anthony Bruno
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

At home, Richard Kuklinski was a dedicated suburban family man; on the street, he was the Iceman, a professional hit man and lethal scam artist, a man so heartless he kept one of his victims frozen for over two years to disguise the time of death. His personal body count was over 100, but the police couldn’t touch him. Then undercover agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and began a deadly game of cat and mouse. The Iceman chronicles Kuklinski’s grisly career and exposes his murderous double life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-05-19

Poor narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-17

Instead of this book buy The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Hitman by Philip Carlo