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Call Me God

The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation
Narrated by: Maureen O'Connell
Length: 7 hrs
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002.

Aspen Hill, Maryland. Northgate Plaza.

5:20 PM.

Inside Michael’s craft supply store, cashier Ann Chapman rings up another customer. Then it happens. A loud crack; a gust of wind; the light in register five goes dark.

Over the next 23 days, the entire DC area will be thrust into a reign of terror unprecedented in American history. Sniper attacks targeting and murdering everyday citizens will bring the entire region to its knees, as a nation still reeling from the recent attacks of 9/11 and the anthrax scare, are forced to confront a new type of brutal assault—this time in their own backyard. As law enforcement grapples with the mass carnage and chaos, media’s ravenous 24-hour cycle amplifies the very real fear, while steadily pumping new theories and bad leads onto a paralyzed public desperate for it all to end.

But who can stop it? And exactly how?

Call Me God is the never-before-told story of the fascinating and turbulent investigation that led to the diabolical and elusive killers' capture; one that pitted protocol against instinct, sacred institutions against individual insight. Told firsthand by those few who had the vision and expertise to solve it, and including a fascinating look into the behavioral, ballistic, forensic, and electronic analysis vital to cracking the case, FBI agent brothers Jim Clemente (former FBI behavioral profiler) and Tim Clemente (former FBI counter-terrorism expert) take us through every facet and flaw of a nationwide manhunt that pressure tested nearly every aspect of law enforcement capabilities—and its glaring vulnerabilities.

Anchored by harrowing accounts from victims, intimate conversations with family members of those deceased, as well as candid accounts from those who knew the perpetrators best, relive the haunting events of the DC Sniper attack and piece together a true crime phenomenon that's impact can still be felt today.

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Brilliant

Absolutely loved listening to this book/podcast. It is extremely well narrated and gives you a fantastic insight into this terrible crime. 5/5

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Gripping and gave an incredible amount of detail

If you have someone in your life who is being stubbornly resistant to jumping on the audio entertainment bandwagon, this long form podcast/audio documentary might just pique their interest. Call me God is a gripping collection of transcripts, emergency calls, witness recollections and survivor testimonies that inform in a way that no two hour screen documentary ever could.

Narrated with assurance by ex FBI Agent Maureen O’Connell, Call me God is one of the most tense listening experiences you can have with your earpods in. As events unfold, the Clementes relay what their own professional assessments were at the time, and include personal anecdotes of what that meant for people who lived in the area. One example of this was Tim Clemente’s wife and kids who pulled out of a service station minutes before another driver was shot behind them.

True crime fans know the work of former FBI profiler and former New York city prosecutor Jim Clemente from the podcast ‘Real Crime Profile’, or perhaps as a writer/producer with the NBC crime drama ‘Criminal Minds’. Jim Clemente has impeccable credentials for this kind of audio documentary, and his own past professional involvement with the DC snipers case adds a whole new perceptive level to Call me God.

Looking back through a more educated lens now in 2020, with the knowledge that many mass shootings have domestic abuse as the first or intended crime - surprise surprise, so did the shootings of 2002. Call me God collates from the first shooting victim right through to families witnessing the state sanctioned execution of the adult shooter. Giving voice to the victims, each shooting is life lost and possibilities severed. The families are given a chance to tell listeners what was taken from them and hearing this in their own voices is incredibly moving.

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terrible story, great listen, highly recommended... May they all rest in peace.. hope all the families have found piece

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Good History

Excellent listening good facts and so interesting to see how the police work with the help of the public
Well worth a listen

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Brilliant storytelling

Book is well written and narrated with additional insights from Jim & Tim Clemente

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Riveting

Thank you to all the brave people that participated in catching these monsters and thank you to the families that stood for their family members that now reside in a better place

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Behind the scenes and backstory explained

I was both enthralled and horrified by this story, I was well aware of the d.c snipers before this but there was so much more to it than I expected. Narration was spot on which was a pleasant surprise since it is told by the people involved.

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Interesting content

I found this really interesting as it gave what occurred from a variety of perspectives. It explained why the killer was so hard to catch and how through good police work and sheer good luck the rampage was halted

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beautifully put together but how heartbreaking that this podcast even exist. so many people were murdered for what reason!?

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Thrilling, detailed, heart felt

Thanks guys. Loved this audio documentary. It’s exceptional. Especially love hearing. The back stories of people on where they were, who they were as people. How it impacts them. Just enthralling. Couldn’t stop listening once I started it. Thank you. Love all you do, Clemente brothers! Merry Christmas

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  • 18-11-2019

tragic case - left me with questions

horrendous case , tricky to know what to write for review.
for me it was informative, on a case I knew little about.
I was left wondering about some of the errors ( in my opinion) made early on by Police / investigators , and wondering what has been learnt following this case.
it was a massive case to fit into a docu- audio series.
interesting series if you are interested in true crime cases.
it is a heart breaking case however, and many lives were affected.
this case does make reference to suggestion of abuse , familiar violence, religious ideology, and capital punishment. It may not be suitable for everyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-2019

Diversions aside, an unstoppable listen

Like others I remember this in the news. I never knew the back story and it’s a fascinating one. Some episodes are unnecessarily diversionary from the main subject and some questions aren’t even address (like why the killers gave the police the only clue that lead directly to their capture!) but overall this is an excellent listen.

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  • Baz Borozitch
  • 10-11-2019

Non Sensationalist Account

A murderous tale which does not glamorise the murderers. The victims are given full attention as are their families. The conclusions and editorial slant are in favour of the death penalty but the victim who disagreed is given voice as well.
The images of the bereaved cheering as they watched a man tied down and killed was as chilling as the awful crimes he committed. Excellent series.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 05-11-2019

Fascinating

I remember the DC Sniper killings but I don't think I had comprehended quite how long the city was held hostage. Hearing first hand accounts from survivors, the loved ones of victims, police and FBI officers was extremely powerful and frequently heart breaking. To discover how the pair had ended up together, what drove them to commit such heinous crimes and other such facts was incredibly frustrating as maybe there were missed opportunities to stop them along the road they finally took. Both Jim and Tim Clemente came across as dedicated and brave officers. The heartbroken widows, widowers, siblings, parents, all the people left behind, who were courageous enough to speak, were dignified, honouring their departed, loved family members with their words and their testament that good will always defeat evil. Sadly, though we lost soldiers along the way, their eloquence in the face of such adversity can only be commended and admired. A well researched and well explained logical account of a terrible time in America's history. Highly recommended.

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  • Rogue
  • 12-12-2019

A good listen

A good listen even though it wasn't a novel. I still enjoyed listening to it.

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  • Neil Morgan
  • 12-12-2019

You won't stop listening..

Flew through this - incredible story and we'll presented too. I slept late for work after being up all night unable to switch it off!

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  • paula
  • 17-11-2019

Wow

I remember this but didn't really understand the depth of it. This podcast explains it all. Crazy what some people are capable of. God bless all the victims and families.

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  • Nicholas Faulkner
  • 29-10-2019

emotional and fantastic

simply brilliant series that shines a light on one of the most horrifying mass murders in recent memory

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  • Southyorks1234
  • 29-10-2019

Great detail

Good description of full chase to catch the culprit. Wide variety of fbi, police snd witnesses speaking of their role / experience. Could have done it in fewer episodes though.

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  • Mr R
  • 16-12-2019

Dissatisfied

Slow moving, and dull, although it was informative, it lacked a certain sense of drama.

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