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Evil Has a Name

The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
Written by: Audible Original
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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''The inner workings of the long-cold case of the Golden State Killer are finally brought to light in an engrossing investigative journey that is not to be missed.''

Tori Leach, Audible Editor

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''We were dealing with an intelligent offender who was doing everything he could during the course of his attacks to prevent himself from being caught,'' explains criminologist Paul Holes. ''DNA laws were changed in California just to try to solve this case.''
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Publisher's Summary

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.

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. To be sure, the chances of obtaining closure – or any form of justice – after so many years were slim to none, at best.

Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name.

Delivering all-new details about the investigation and a stunning final act to the events of Michelle McNamara's haunting best seller, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, this is the true story of how the suspected Golden State Killer was captured, as told, first-hand, by those closest to the case:

Paul Holes — the forensic criminologist and retired Costa County detective who spent 20 years trying to crack the Golden State Killer case, and finally did.

Steven Kramer — the FBI lawyer who pioneered the use of a public DNA database to unmask a killer, creating controversy in the process.

Jim Clemente (Host) — a retired FBI profiler and former New York City prosecutor who has investigated some of the highest profile criminal cases in U.S. history, including The Unabomber.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Evil Has a Name to your library, you'll get all 14 episodes.

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Fascinating insights

Amazing details you will hear nowhere else from the investigators and victims themselves. A gripping and emotional roller coaster.

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OMG

after listening to multiple true crime podcasts on this case i was excited to dive into this. wow. it is so well done, even though it went over cases 8 had recently listened to it brought something new to the table. and holy crap what a story to catch to catch this monster.

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Couldn't stop listening to it till it was finished

It had me hooked from start to finish. There was one point where the tracks overlaid each other but it was brief and soon resolved.

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ADDICTIVE!!!!!

Addictive is the best way I can describe this 6 hour plus Audible story. I just could not stop listening to it. I shall recommend it to all my friends and anyone who asks me about it.
Please take the time to listen to the sample and you shall be hooked especially if you are into EVIL CRIME which this is surely that.

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Interesting and Dry

the narrator was a lil bland i dont like monotone voices lol I really thought he already got caught not like last year like 10 years ago but very interesting

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addicted to this case

I live true crime and follow a lot of podcasts but this is the best coverage of the golden state I have found. amazing.

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Riveting!

It was gratifying to hear that the victims of this deviant will get some justice.

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what a monster so glad they caught this guy.

I listened to it till the end. those poor people. I was so happy when I heard they finally caught this evil man.

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Love Paul!!!!!

Wonderful chance to hear how Paul Holes has worked tirelessly with talented ppl over the last 25 years to catch this monster. Grateful that they took us on a thorough journey through this tv style investivative podcast.

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Even better than expected

Loving it so far. Some parts are hard to listen to but the strength of the victims and dedication and compassion of the law enforcement officers is very inspiring.