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Shallow Graves

The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer
Written by: Maureen Boyle
Narrated by: Christina Delaine
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old fishing port known as the Whaling City, where Moby Dick, Frederick Douglass, textile mills, and heroin-dealing represent just a few of the many threads in the community's diverse fabric. In Shallow Graves, investigative reporter Maureen Boyle tells the story of a case that has haunted New England for 30 years.

Boyle first broke the story in 1988 and stayed with it for decades. In Shallow Graves she spins a riveting narrative about the crimes, the victims, the hunt for the killers, and the search for justice, all played out against the backdrop of an increasingly impoverished community beset by drugs and crime.

Drawing on more than 100 interviews, along with police reports, first-person accounts, and field reporting both during the killings and more recently, Shallow Graves brings the listener behind the scenes of the investigation, onto the streets of the city, and into the homes of the families still hoping for answers.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Maureen Boyle (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Linda
  • 2018-12-20

Narration spoiled it. Zzzzzzz

Good story with way more detail than necessary. That would have been okay but the narration was utterly dull, truly soporific.

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  • Clyde
  • 2018-10-26

Narrator cannot pronounce Names!

Struggled to tolerate the narrator... she should have prepped with the writer. Gonsalves and Andrade, make the final vowel silent??? Ugh!

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  • MaryAnn Germano
  • 2019-12-14

Loved it, a must read! Really enjoyed the people.

Loved what happenec to the characters at the end. i liked the summary of people's lives.

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  • Alex Cahagan
  • 2019-05-06

Good true crime listen

A fascinating case that I knew nothing about before listening. Story moved along nicely but did seem to wander toward the end.

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  • Stephen T. Cooksey
  • 2018-05-28

The most annoying narrator

The most annoying narrator for a very disjointed book. I'll be returning. Since I grew up in the area I thought maybe. I was wrong. The female narrators breathy style just doesn't work. That and mispronouncing one of the cops name over and over
again. I got almost halfway before giving up.

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  • Sherry Zbierajewski
  • 2018-09-21

Who Was the Hyway Killer?

This book was good to listen to. I like the murders to be solved (my preference), this was not. Still, I liked it.