• Forever and Five Days

  • The Chilling True Story of Love, Betrayal, and Serial Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • By: Lowell Cauffiel
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-12-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Summary

For months, Cathy Wood has fed the Alpine Manor residents, bathed them, and even moistened their eyes with artificial tears. To her, without their memories, the residents live in a state worse than death - and she has decided to relieve them of their pain. Wood and her lover, Gwen Graham, make a pact to kill those whom they were hired to care for. No one notices when an elderly person dies a quiet death, but as these two slip deeper into their plan, the terrible secret becomes unbearable. Lowell Cauffiel's account of the Alpine Manor murders is a chilling saga of true crime and the twisted lengths to which some will go in pursuit of justice.

©1992 Lowell Cauffiel (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • night owl
  • 11-01-17

Fantastic book,Great Narration

I read this book in the 90s,when I was still working in nursing homes and ALFs. I was as captivated by the story now as I was then. This is one of the best True Crime I've read over the last 30 or so years. I usually don't enjoy a book that delves so much into the criminals daily behavior.Preferring the investigation side of things. Having worked with some wonderful care givers, I'm upset none of them were depicted .I've also worked with many gay individuals who were heads above others in patient care. These crimes had nothing to do with a gay or lesbian lifestyle, but two sociopaths who unfortunately got together.The two main characters and their group dynamic are fascinating.

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  • Bamabooma
  • 18-06-17

Dont waste your time and money

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No! Slow and repetitive story, boring narrator, never really goes anywhere.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

haven't gotten there yet and not sure I will...repetitive trial details have bogged me down.

What didn’t you like about Pete Cross’s performance?

boring, unexciting narrative

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

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  • JOANNA M.
  • 03-07-18

Whatever

Was hard to follow the story, struggled to finish the book. A lot of back and forth.

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  • Chandelle
  • 11-05-18

Great detail

This book has great detail and an engaging narrator. Enjoyable listen. Definitely worth the credit!

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  • J TACK
  • 27-04-18

Intriguing!

This book was extremely intriguing! I work in long term care in Michigan. The book was riveting and presents an interesting profile of a true psychopath. I hope she's never released.

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  • Kelly
  • 23-03-18

Interesting

It took a long time for me to actually buy this audible because I was put off by the sample narration...I had thought the narrator was an awful choice. However, as it turns out, Pete Cross, did a fabulous job! His performance was on point!! My next listen is also narrated by him and I cant wait!
The book itself was very well written and flowed nicely. Factual but not at all boring. Its focus is on the two women, not the murders. If you like forensic details and breakdown of the crime itself, then this is not the book for you. This is more about the murderers and their personalities, etc. I think its a great book/listen!

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  • TLMc
  • 23-01-18

Minor Surprise After 19 Hours

Long, tedious, uninteresting. I only finished this book so I could be sure it was awful. I don’t do reviews often, so I wouldn’t give a bad review to a book I did not finish. I kept wanting this to get interesting. Surely there must be a great twist if so many people liked it. Sorry, I am not one of them.

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  • Nancy Riplinger
  • 31-08-17

Good Story

A truly incredible story about 2 very messed up people. My sympathies are with the families.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful