Joe Peruzzi

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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 679

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. 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. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Betty Mak on 09-01-2019

Why all the 5 stars?

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Reviewed: 28-11-2018

So I jumped in after reading all the enthusiastic 5-star reviews here. Big mistake. Story could be so interesting based on the crimes, but it’s delivered in a way that’s not engaging or interesting. And that’s with actual victims recounting their own attacks. Pacing is all over the place, after an exhaustive advertisiment for ancestry websites, there is suddenly an arrest. Feels rushed with too much time spent reminding listeners that it contains “material not suitable for all audiences”. Shame, there is a great story to be told here.

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