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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • Auteur(s): Audible Original
  • Durée: 6 h et 13 min
  • Production originale
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    5 out of 5 stars 308
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    5 out of 5 stars 282

The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker.

The monster who preyed on Californians from 1975 to 1986 was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good documentary

  • Écrit par Janet Hughes le 2019-04-08

Paul Holes is a true American hero! #hotforholes

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-28

I devoured this audio series!! It was incredibly well done. A great overview of the case and a FASCINATING new look into the investigation that took place. Great job by Paul and the entire team. Highly recommend!

  • In Cold Blood

  • Auteur(s): Truman Capote
  • Narrateur(s): Scott Brick
  • Durée: 14 h et 27 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 49
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    4 out of 5 stars 48

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good story

  • Écrit par Sarah Ferrara le 2018-11-27

Snorefest

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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-11

I read this book because I’m a true crime junkie and it’s considered one of the all-time greatest works of true crime ever written... and I’m sure it was, in 1965. While it was well written, the story dragged on and I had a hard time even finishing it. I think this is one of those books that people claim to love because it’s a classic but the truth is they never got past chapter 5.

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  • Adnan's Story

  • The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
  • Auteur(s): Rabia Chaudry
  • Narrateur(s): Rabia Chaudry
  • Durée: 14 h et 30 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners. But Serial did not tell the whole story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am heartbroken...

  • Écrit par Tatiana Tkatch le 2019-04-19

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty details of this case, definitely give this a read.

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-18

If you’re a big fan of Serial S1 and you love the diving into the minutiae, you will enjoy this book. Rabia can be challenging to listen to at times, she is clearly bias and refuses to leave out a single detail, which can be boring, however she does a fantastic job telling the bigger picture of what went on in this case. Fascinating new details and theories are brought to light and it is always a nice touch hearing the book from the author themselves.

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • Auteur(s): Nick Bilton
  • Narrateur(s): Will Damron
  • Durée: 12 h et 14 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 136
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    5 out of 5 stars 122
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    5 out of 5 stars 123

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • Écrit par Tayla Smelser le 2018-05-11

Stop what you’re doing & listen to this book right now.

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-07

As a fan of true crime, how have I never heard of this book before? This was a gold star example of narrative investigative reporting. If I could give this book 6 stars, I would. I can not recommend this book enough!

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • Auteur(s): Tara Westover
  • Narrateur(s): Julia Whelan
  • Durée: 12 h et 10 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 2 124
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 861
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    5 out of 5 stars 1 869

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Memoir

  • Écrit par Vicki Anderson le 2018-09-14

Who needs fiction when there are people like this in the world?

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Évalué le: 2018-11-29

An incredibly unique and remarkable story filled with fascinating characters. Tara Westover is an inspiration. The performance was of the best I’ve heard. Highly recommend.

  • Wasted

  • A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
  • Auteur(s): Marya Hornbacher
  • Narrateur(s): Marya Hornbacher
  • Durée: 5 h et 25 min
  • Version abrégée
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Precociously intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and ambitious, Marya Hornbacher grew up in a comfortable middle-class American home. At the age of 5, she returned home from ballet class one day, put on an enormous sweater, curled up on her bed, and cried because she thought she was fat. By age 9, she was secretly bulimic, throwing up at home after school, while watching Brady Bunch reruns on television and munching Fritos. She added anorexia to her repertoire a few years later and took great pride in her ability to starve. Marya's story gathers intensity with each passing year. By the time she is in college and working for a wire news service in Washington D.C., she is in the grip of a bout of anorexia so horrifying that it will forever put to rest the romance of wasting away. Down to 52 pounds and counting, Marya becomes a battlefield: her powerful death instinct at war with the will to live. Why would a talented young girl go through the looking glass and slip into a netherworld where up is down, food is greed, and death is honor? Why enter into a love affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Marya Hornbacher sustained both anorexia and bulimia through 5 lengthy hospitalizations, endless therapy, the loss of family, friends, jobs, and ultimately, any sense of what it means to be "normal." In this vivid, emotionally wrenching memoir, she recreates the experience and illuminates the tangle of personal, family, and cultural causes underlying eating disorders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written, honest, and engaging... wish it wasn’t abridged.

  • Écrit par Tracy le 2018-11-23

Beautifully written, honest, and engaging... wish it wasn’t abridged.

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-23

This is a beautiful and heartbreaking memoir. While the story was terribly depressing, I respect the bare honesty of the author, it was refreshing. The writing was soulful and dazzling. My only complaint is that the audiobook is abridged. It feels as though much of the story is being left out. Furthermore, the quality is terrible! While I love the performance itself, and appreciate the fact the author did it herself, which made the experience so incredibly personal, the recording sounds like a message left on an answering machine. Overall, it was a fascinating read and if the book itself is not an option, I would recommend the audiobook as a second choice.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Lisa Jewell
  • Narrateur(s): Helen Duff
  • Durée: 10 h et 12 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted and addicting

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2018-05-24

Boring and Unsatisfying

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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-21

Everybody wants to write the next “Gone Girl”... this was definitely not that, this wasn’t even “The Girl on the Train”. I found the characters unlikeable and the storyline slow. The ending reveals itself slowly but deliberately through the novel so there are not really any big plot twists to make it all worth while. Overall, I found it totally unsatisfying.

  • Boy Erased

  • A Memoir
  • Auteur(s): Garrard Conley
  • Narrateur(s): Michael Crouch
  • Durée: 8 h et 13 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 28
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4 out of 5 stars 28

The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a 19-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Would recommend

  • Écrit par Kyle le 2019-04-17

Beautifully written but the story was a bit slow.

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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-17

I’m not sure what I was expecting from this book. Perhaps a shocking and dramatic account of the horrors of conversion therapy. The story line, however, was far less sensational than that. The writing was absolutely stunning and the author was honest and forthcoming which left me feeling completely depressed that this type of thing still happens, even today.

  • Tweak

  • Growing Up on Methamphetamines
  • Auteur(s): Nic Sheff
  • Narrateur(s): Paul Michael Garcia
  • Durée: 12 h et 17 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 17
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    4 out of 5 stars 15
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    4 out of 5 stars 15

Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age 11. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruins it

  • Écrit par Jeff le 2019-06-24

Disappointing to say the least...

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-15

After reading “Beautiful Boy” and loving it, I was so excited for “Tweak” because I assumed it would provide the son’s perspective on what would be, more or less, the same story told previously by his father. I was dying to hear how Nic’s view of his childhood and relationships with his family affected his ultimate decent into Meth addiction and how those views differed from his father’s. “Beautiful Boy” had been so insightful and fascinating and I expected the same from “Tweak”. Unfortunately this book was a massive disappointment from page one. For starters, as far as writing quality goes, this kid certainly isn’t his father. There is so much potential for a great book here but it seems that this kid just has no idea how to write it. He needed a strong co-author or at very least, an incredible editor to help him out. He drones on and on, going into moment to moment detail about the most mundane aspects of his story and then hardly touches on the interesting stuff I really wanted to know about. Secondly, if you are expecting the flip side of “Beautiful Boy”, you aren’t going to get it. “Beautiful Boy” centered around a father’s relationship with his addicted son, but “Tweak” is a long, rambling, at times boring, story about the authors experience, his relationship with his father is a very weak sub plot at best. The author, who’s father wrote to be so complex and lovable in “Beautiful Boy”, comes off like an entitled douche bag in his own book. You can blame that on the author’s inability to portray his own complexity properly in words but it’s very difficult to hang with this kid to the end of the book when you want to punch him in the face. Finally, the performance of the audiobook was tragic. The narrator has a very proper delivery, he enunciates every word perfectly, however, the book is written very causally, using a lot of “you know”s and “whatever”s etc. it was a total mismatch and hard to listen to from beginning to end. As someone who read “Beautiful Boy” first, I can’t speak to how this book might hold up alone, but I can say that having read it first, this book is a massive disappointment.

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  • Beautiful Boy

  • A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction
  • Auteur(s): David Sheff
  • Narrateur(s): Anthony Heald
  • Durée: 11 h et 28 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view, a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.

Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. With haunting candor, Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely heart wrenching and beautiful, I couldn’t turn it off.

  • Écrit par Tracy le 2018-11-09

Absolutely heart wrenching and beautiful, I couldn’t turn it off.

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-09

I thought, as a new mom, this might be a difficult story to stomach. I was right. I sobbed through at least half of this book. The writing is stunning. I felt as though I was inside the authors mind, feeling every ounce of pain right along with him. The performance of the reader was perfection, it felt more like a movie than listening to an audiobook. Those who have been affected by addiction will relate to the wide range of emotions and experiences vividly described in this book, those who have not will gain valuable insight. Highly recommend.

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