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Call Me God

The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation
Narrated by: Maureen O'Connell
Length: 7 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (597 ratings)

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Summary

Wednesday, October 2, 2002.

Aspen Hill, Maryland. Northgate Plaza.

5:20 PM.

Inside Michael’s craft supply store, cashier Ann Chapman rings up another customer. Then it happens. A loud crack; a gust of wind; the light in register five goes dark.

Over the next 23 days, the entire DC area will be thrust into a reign of terror unprecedented in American history. Sniper attacks targeting and murdering everyday citizens will bring the entire region to its knees, as a nation still reeling from the recent attacks of 9/11 and the anthrax scare, are forced to confront a new type of brutal assault—this time in their own backyard. As law enforcement grapples with the mass carnage and chaos, media’s ravenous 24-hour cycle amplifies the very real fear, while steadily pumping new theories and bad leads onto a paralyzed public desperate for it all to end.

But who can stop it? And exactly how?

Call Me God is the never-before-told story of the fascinating and turbulent investigation that led to the diabolical and elusive killers' capture; one that pitted protocol against instinct, sacred institutions against individual insight. Told firsthand by those few who had the vision and expertise to solve it, and including a fascinating look into the behavioral, ballistic, forensic, and electronic analysis vital to cracking the case, FBI agent brothers Jim Clemente (former FBI behavioral profiler) and Tim Clemente (former FBI counter-terrorism expert) take us through every facet and flaw of a nationwide manhunt that pressure tested nearly every aspect of law enforcement capabilities—and its glaring vulnerabilities.

Anchored by harrowing accounts from victims, intimate conversations with family members of those deceased, as well as candid accounts from those who knew the perpetrators best, relive the haunting events of the DC Sniper attack and piece together a true crime phenomenon that's impact can still be felt today.

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tragic case - left me with questions

horrendous case , tricky to know what to write for review.
for me it was informative, on a case I knew little about.
I was left wondering about some of the errors ( in my opinion) made early on by Police / investigators , and wondering what has been learnt following this case.
it was a massive case to fit into a docu- audio series.
interesting series if you are interested in true crime cases.
it is a heart breaking case however, and many lives were affected.
this case does make reference to suggestion of abuse , familiar violence, religious ideology, and capital punishment. It may not be suitable for everyone.

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Fascinating

I remember the DC Sniper killings but I don't think I had comprehended quite how long the city was held hostage. Hearing first hand accounts from survivors, the loved ones of victims, police and FBI officers was extremely powerful and frequently heart breaking. To discover how the pair had ended up together, what drove them to commit such heinous crimes and other such facts was incredibly frustrating as maybe there were missed opportunities to stop them along the road they finally took. Both Jim and Tim Clemente came across as dedicated and brave officers. The heartbroken widows, widowers, siblings, parents, all the people left behind, who were courageous enough to speak, were dignified, honouring their departed, loved family members with their words and their testament that good will always defeat evil. Sadly, though we lost soldiers along the way, their eloquence in the face of such adversity can only be commended and admired. A well researched and well explained logical account of a terrible time in America's history. Highly recommended.

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Diversions aside, an unstoppable listen

Like others I remember this in the news. I never knew the back story and it’s a fascinating one. Some episodes are unnecessarily diversionary from the main subject and some questions aren’t even address (like why the killers gave the police the only clue that lead directly to their capture!) but overall this is an excellent listen.

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Non Sensationalist Account

A murderous tale which does not glamorise the murderers. The victims are given full attention as are their families. The conclusions and editorial slant are in favour of the death penalty but the victim who disagreed is given voice as well.
The images of the bereaved cheering as they watched a man tied down and killed was as chilling as the awful crimes he committed. Excellent series.

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Wow

I remember this but didn't really understand the depth of it. This podcast explains it all. Crazy what some people are capable of. God bless all the victims and families.

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emotional and fantastic

simply brilliant series that shines a light on one of the most horrifying mass murders in recent memory

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Dissatisfied

Slow moving, and dull, although it was informative, it lacked a certain sense of drama.

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A good listen

A good listen even though it wasn't a novel. I still enjoyed listening to it.

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You won't stop listening..

Flew through this - incredible story and we'll presented too. I slept late for work after being up all night unable to switch it off!

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Great detail

Good description of full chase to catch the culprit. Wide variety of fbi, police snd witnesses speaking of their role / experience. Could have done it in fewer episodes though.

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