In 1985, 32-year-old David Brown seemed to have it all. A computer genius with a million-dollar business, married for the fifth time - most recently to a 23-year-old beauty, Linda, the mother of his new-born baby - he was the living emobodiment of a rich playboy. But the signs of the dream life's dark underside were already emerging - especially in Brown's penchant for divorcing his young wives as soon as they matured to full womanhood. The darkness came into full, violent bloom the night Linda was found shot to death in her own bed. Shockingly, Brown's 14-year-old stepdaughter Cinnamon confessed, earning a prison sentence for the murder in a case that rocked California's Orange County community. But even after the verdict was in, officials in the District Attorney's office suspected that all the facts were yet to be revealed. What their further investigations uncovered was a trail of lechery, deceit and betrayal - a trail that began and ended with David Brown. Filled with horrifying findings from the author's exclusive access to the details of the investigation, If You Really Loved Me is Ann Rule's most compelling work yet - a chilling true crime masterpiece!
©1991 Ann Rule (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
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"Hard to get through!"
My first thought was it would be great to have the book read by Ann Rule. I have been a fan of her true crime books for years. Wow, was wrong! I had to stop listening numerous times. She read this as if she had never seen this book before in her life. Very disappointed.
"Book was quick "
I was hoping for a more in depth story. I'd have liked more background. This story was only two hours. :(
"As a huge fan of Ann Rule this had to be the worst"
YES, Because Ann Rule is an amazing leader-of-the-pack true crime author.
All of it.
Maybe because it's abridged, I never was able to connect with the victims. Ann Rule needs to stick to writing and not narrator. I absolutely love Ann Rule but this book was a waste of my time and honestly painful at times to my ears. Two thumbs down. : (
"not so good"
I really can't understand why anyone would want to read an abridged book. so much is left out. I saw the movie and was very interested in reading the book. i usually don't read abridged books but it was cheap. But it was still not worth the money spent. I didn't understand the book because it was very hard to follow because so much is left out. I'm sorry I also have to say the performance was awful. you can't even distinguish between the characters because the performance is so flat. I would have to say that this wasn't very good and don't waist your money
The movie was way better than the book. I wish I had not wasted my money on this book.
Disappointed that the movie was better than the book.
yes because it's amazing how deceptive your loved ones can be
the details that were provided
"Intriguing true crime story, great narration..."
Ann Rule may not have a "model" voice, but I thoroughly enjoyed her storytelling. I found her easier to listen to than most professionals that I've listened to through the years. Her storytelling, written and spoken, are spot on.
Cinnamon Brown. My heart breaks for her and the psychological abuse that was heaped onto her as a child and young adult.
No, I haven't, but I would not hesitate to purchase one if the storyline interested me.
No extreme reactions, but I'm not moved to tears easily. I can't imagine there would be much to laugh about in this book.
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. It was a pleasure.
I am a great fan of Ann Rule the author, but as a narrator she is embarrassing. I only listened for fifteen minutes and gave up.
I also found the accompanying background music distracting and cannot fathom it's purpose. A complete waste of time.
I'm afraid not.
I would not have edited out anything because she is an excellent writer.
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