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Evil Has a Name

The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1,058 ratings)

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  • Iva
  • Scottish Borders
  • 04-03-19

easy to follow, tense and facinating

loved it! great documentary. very technical and shows you how hard detective work actually is. loved narration and would love to hear more of series like this. episodes are a good length and were easy to follow who is speaking and when.

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  • kk
  • 30-05-19

Frustrating

The story is interesting but it's dragged out a bit. I'm not sure why the free ones are split into short episodes. It's very frustrating as they don't carry on, you have to select each one. This is a bad idea since listeners are often driving.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Brilliantly told

love this, finished all 14 episodes in one day. has you booked start to finish. a very interesting story told by the detective and other people that lived it. stars deducted as in a couple of episodes audio snippets over lap each other to the point you can't make out what is being said. otherwise, brilliant.

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I now hate this man more than any other human ever

A story of ineptitude of the American police forces in the 70's when it came to sharing information , of a truly evil man and of the birth of a DNA technique which may render serial crimes like this a thing of the past. An incredible overview of a mans determination to bring a faceless man to justice. Well told, well structured and well narrated. A must listen.

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Had me hooked

Is it wrong to say I really enjoyed this? It was compelling. I almost found myself cheering at the end. My thoughts go out to all the victims of such horrendous crimes.
A fascinating, interesting listen.
Please audible, bring us more.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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A Great Series.

This is a very well written story of the crimes of the Golden State killer. The story manages to fit an incredible tale of over 40 years worth of information into 14 episodes. The most touching episode for me was Cheri and Greg's story, truly there is not enough justice for any of the victims and what the criminal had put them through. This was my first audible series to listen to, and it was truly captivating, Although the science behind the forensics could have been explained a little better. Overall I highly recommend listening to this series of the victim's stories and how science had advanced over the course of 40 years to aid in solving crime.

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Breathtaking

An amazing piece of work. I was gripped, horrified, terrified and inspired by this brilliant podcast. I felt the terror if the victims, the anger and dispair of the families and friends of the victims, and the volcanic frustration of the investigating team. At times I felt voyeuristic hearing the horror of the attacks, but it clarified how evil can exist among us, in disguise, in amongst familiar people. How glad I am that the clever guys got this monster. How good it was to hear those he had attacked, clearly and powerfuly tell him he had not controlled their lives. Incredible brilliant work all involved.

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Excellent

Excellent book/listen... in depth, heart rendering but informative... and best of all... it was free!

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Excellent

I did this from start to finish in one sitting. I really enjoyed it and would advise everyone to give this a listen. Would love to listen to more like this.

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Great Series

I could not believe that this person managed to escape every time when he was sighted or came face to face with someone. It is scary that he managed to evade capture for so long and how he escalated each time after he was nearly caught in the act. DNA is a great tool, The authorities in the USA & here in the UK won’t allow every bit of evidence to be tested because of the privacy of people. What about the privacy of the murdered person or the victim of a sexual attack? I think their justice should be put above privileged privacy. If you have done nothing wrong then you don’t need to hide.

Anyway. This is Well worth a listen and you get drawn in and start to feel for the people who take part of this program. This is one of the best I have come across but I think you should read/listen to I’ll be Gone in the dark 1st.

Well done & Congratulations

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