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The Manson Women and Me

Monsters, Morality, and Murder
Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

In the summer of 1969, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel carried out horrific acts of butchery on the orders of the charismatic cult leader Charles Manson. At their murder trial the following year, lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi described the two so-called Manson Women as "human monsters". But to anyone who knew them growing up, they were bright, promising girls, seemingly incapable of such an unfathomable crime.

Award-winning journalist Nikki Meredith began visiting Van Houten and Krenwinkel in prison to discover how they had changed during their incarceration. The more Meredith got to know them, the more she was lured into a deeper dilemma: What compels "normal" people to do unspeakable things?

The author's relationship with her subjects provides a chilling lens through which we gain insight into a particular kind of woman capable of a particular kind of brutality. Through their stories, Nikki Meredith takes listeners on a dark journey into the very heart of evil.

©2018 Nikki Meredith (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • M. Carpenter
  • 21-10-18

The title should be "ME,ME,ME."

This book was more about Ms. Meredith than it was about the the Manson girls, as if Pat and Leslie were an afterthought in the story of HER life. Save your credits.

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  • Dave
  • 15-08-18

Waste of a credit

Strange story of trying to make the whole thing about the author....don't bother, kept waiting for it to get interesting, sadly it never happened....

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