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In the fall of 1999, a 22-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she told authorities - of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock - was unthinkable. Until she led them to 59-year-old David Ray Parker, his 39-year-old fiancee Cindy Hendy, and the lakeside trailer they called their "toy box." What the FBI uncovered was unprecedented in the annals of serial crime: restraining devices, elaborate implements of torture, books on human anatomy, medical equipment, scalpels, and a gynecologist's examination table. But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial...

©2002 John Glatt (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Jan
  • 11-02-2020

What did I just read & why?!

I read this book by the reviews on this site and other reviews I read. I read more about the victims, the perp, even the neighbors (lol) online before reading this book.
The book drags on with lots of unnecessary personal details about the victims history's, David Ray gets caught, then little bits and pieces of different trials. There is more about a couple of victims. No descriptions of the heroism it took to testify about things so personal & horrifying. Nothing about the many people & impact it had on the different proffesions who worked the case. Then the book wraps up with what happened and it ends. It does give credit to the victims bravery and courage at the end of the book. Naration is great! If you want a basic book about this case this book will do that.

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  • BRANDIES8UP
  • 09-04-2020

COULD HAVE BEEN A GR8 BOOK IF AUTHOR WAS RIGHT 1

GR8 BUT TRULY SIK AND TERRIBLY SAD HAPPENIN,HE WAS/IS THE WORST OF THEM ALL 👿👿👿👿💯💯💯A TRUE 👹👹☠️☠️ THE WORST MONSTER 👹💯💯💯☠️☠️☠️I KNOW HE'S SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO HIS CREATOR, ACULLY THE ONE HE LIVED FOR""THE BEAST HIS FATHER THE DEVIL""THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND💯💯💯💯👹👹👿👿👿!!!HE SERVED HIM TO THE FULLEST 💯💯💯!!! TOO FREAKIN BAD HE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO SUFFER IN PRISON AT ALL, THAT PEICE OF SH*T AND GET TORTURED IN ALL OF HIS HOLES,DAMMIT MAN!!!!THANK GOD HE'S GETTING IT IN HELL RIGHT NEXT TO HIS MASTER👹💯💯💯☠️☠️☠️👿👿😈😈😈💯💯💯!!! YOU WANT TO HEAR THE REST YOU DIDN'T HEAR""WHICH WAS ALOT""WATCH OR LISTEN TO HIS BIO AND DOCUMENTARIES!!!! BC.. THIS BOOK DOESN'T COME EVEN A LITTLE CLOSE!!!! ☠️☠️😈😈👹👹 I DIDN'T CARE FOR THIS BOOK AT ALL, SO MUCH LEFT OUT SO MUCH OF B.S. AND SO MUCH REPEATED!!! JUST SUX AND I'VE BEEN WAITING SO SO LONG FOR A BOOK TO COME OUT ABOUT HIM!!! 2BAD ANOTHER AUTHOR HASN'T WRITTEN ABOUT THIS CASE YET AND WHEN A GR8 AUTHOR DOES I WILL BE FIRST IN LINE!!!!💯💯💯😈😈😈☠️☠️☠️👹👹

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  • Randy Owens
  • 31-01-2021

Bloody hell

The accent of the narrator was too much. Unfortunately, Audible declined any chance of an exchange.

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  • Ian
  • 11-07-2021

Wasn't the greatest....

Read very dryly. The author keeps changing the names he calls character every other page. It is very annoying and distracting.

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  • Kristy Murray
  • 27-06-2021

makes u definitely wonder who ur neighbors are!

I enjoyed this book. the 1st chapter kept my interest the most. it seemed to get a little dry after that but definitely able to finish. I haven't heard of this case so was very shocked on how evil a human can b. actually how the evil of 1 person can spread to others n follow. narrator was easy to listen to but like I stated the writing would seem to lose my interest when going on n on about certain things.( just didn't want to spoil any of the story for ya😉)

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  • Ferne Strauss
  • 19-05-2021

“Cries” Delivers

“Cries in the Desert” document Ed nets the story of sexual sadist and serial killer David Parker Ray. It is well written and well performed. I listened to the whole book in one day because I found it fascinating.

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  • Law of Power
  • 12-01-2021

wow!

Listened to this book twice in 3 days. A real page turner! Very well done. 5 out of 5 Highly recommend!

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  • Wilf H.
  • 20-06-2020

Interesting but a little sensationalist

Probably the last third of the book is the most interesting detailing the trial and shenanigans there within.

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