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Andy Ellis

England
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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Despite the narrator

  • By James on 06-02-15

Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Good storyline with excellent narration to bring it alive. I enjoyed this title. Well done

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 345

The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker.

The monster who preyed on Californians from 1975 to 1986 was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly told

  • By Var on 10-02-19

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

just so pleased you caught this guy. I found this story very moving. so many books about serial killers forget the devastation to the lives that they leave but not so this series. This is a fascinating story of how this monster was finally brought to justice using DNA and genealogy. I hope many more people like this guy are now getting sleepless nights contemplating the fact they may not get away with their crimes after all as they reflect on this case. Great job.

  • Fred and Rose

  • The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
  • By: Howard Sounes
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife. During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, Respectful, Candid

  • By Suzy on 21-06-15

Spoiled by Narration.

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

This is a reasonable publication sadly spoiled by the narration. Personally I would have liked to have seen more about the investigation and the ways in which the Wests defensive strategy they concocted came undone and more about the trial. I appreciate the balance may work more for others though. My main problem with this publication is the narration which had long extended gaps between sentances. I also found the attempt to emulate the west country accent along with others such as the Caribbean accent were poor at best and bordering on offensive at worst. in short this was a reasonable book that was frankly spoiled by narration that detracted from its value rather than added to it.

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-18

I really enjoyed this book.

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Thank you detective for your honesty and for your service it was a pleasure meeting you :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster

  • By: Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga - the story of a young lawyer fresh from the public defender's office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation's history. This is a gripping true crime narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible writing

  • By Kelvin on 18-07-13

Valuable take on tragic events

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

This book was written by defence lawyers excused by Gacy of their responsibilities of privilege. it gives an insight into the monster. I read reviews before I read this book about self congratulation which though present are a little overstated. This is definitely a fresh insight with new information so reccomendable I believe