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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 (362 ratings)
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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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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.

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  • Beeva
  • 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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Excellent

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

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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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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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Brilliant story of a dedicated police officer.<br />

This is a scary story of a man who thought he had got away free. He would have if not for the determination of one dedicated man, who could not let that happen.
A really well told story. You can feel the frustration of the police officers investigating these horrendous crimes.

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Mediocre

Too many episodes otherwise good narrative very good insight into American law enforcement. Very different to Uk.

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  • Kieran
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  • 15-03-19

Great series, but careful of listening order

Disappointed to find I missed episode 8, 11, 12 due to amazon app on iPhone and didn’t release till episode 14. Feel daft but way they are edited you could skip one and it’s not obvious.

Listeners be warned!

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Astounding

Such a gripping and thrilling story woven by such intoxicating voices keeps you on the edge of your seat for all of it. Can’t recommend enough.