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  • The Fact of a Body

  • A Murder and a Memoir
  • By: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
  • Narrated by: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working on the retrial defence of death-row convicted murderer and child molester Ricky Langley, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment Ricky's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes, the moment she hears him speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't get it for the true crime/justice element

  • By AnnieJuly on 23-07-17

fascinating book

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

beautifully written and very moving. hard to hear some of the facts of the case but not inflated for shock value. narrated by the author and very good she was too!

  • My Sister Milly

  • By: Gemma Dowler
  • Narrated by: Ruby Thomas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 212

Everyone thinks they know the story of Milly Dowler. Haunting headlines about the missing schoolgirl splashed across front pages. The family's worst fears realised when her body was found months later. The years of waiting for the truth, only to learn that the killer, known to the police, lived just yards from where Milly had vanished. The parents subjected to horrific psychological torture at a trial orchestrated by the murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkable, shocking and heart-wrenching!

  • By Ann D on 12-09-17

if it wasn't true I wouldn't have believed it.

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

Reviewed: 17-09-17

Just finished this audio book. I can safely say it is the most interesting, harrowing and love filled book I've ever read/listened to. What this family went through is beyond anything humanly survivable but they did it. And they did it with poise and dignity and they did it together. I am so proud of them even though I don't know them!

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