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Evil Has a Name

The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (1,463 ratings)

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Best audio book I've ever downloaded

All I'll say is... Don't start listening to this in the middle of the night and by yourself. Enjoy.

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Captivating

I am only new to Audiobooks and I don't think this story would have the same impact via a book. I found myself sighing and groaning as the many disappointments were elaborated. It was so well compiled and informative. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Fantastic

A great listen. This one will leave you chilled to the core with a happy ending.

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Thrilling story highly recommend

Paul and Jim do an amazing job narrating this story. If you like listening to true crime stories this one wont disappoint

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WOW! Paul you are brilliant!

Such a beautiful and grotesque story! The determination and resilience of the detection to catch this disgusting bastard, is astonishing. Thank you Paul!

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Excellent.

The writing was well placed and painted the mental imagery just fine, the narration was spot-on and though it went into detail about the nastiness of the crimes the book didn't *dwell* on just the salacious: there was no point where I got the impression they were being exploitative for shock value. Definitely recommended 👍

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Fantastic true crime listening

Such a fascinating look into the process and dedication of the huge investigating team who worked on this case from the 1970s to 2018. And so valuable having verbal input from the victims and their families. Can’t recommend enough!

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Gripping, amazing, inspiring true crime

I was totally absorbed from beginning to end. If you have ever listened to a podcast or another book on the EAR this is amazing to finish the story.

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addicted

Loved it. I got goose bumps when Paul was describing the arrest. really in depth account across the whole case. a must listen to fully educate across all things EAR ONS

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Narrated by the lead investigator! So interesting

I really enjoyed this audio book. It’s never dull, and you hear from the cops and some of the survivors. Well put together. My only negative comment is that some of the interview segments are poor audio quality. Would recommend this one to true crime lovers! -note - some graphic scenes are described.

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  • R. Squyres
  • 16-11-2018

Audible Raises The Bar On True Crime Genre

There's not another true crime book like this. In fact, I'm not sure this is a book. It's a collection of interviews woven together to tell the story of capturing the Golden State killer. It's like a very well put together audio documentary. Instead of giving the single perspective of one author, the book gives many perspectives of people speaking in their own voices. From victims to police, the story goes behind the scenes in a way few books do.

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  • Esoul
  • 25-05-2019

Couldn’t put it down!

I looked forward to being in traffic- this was so interesting. I loved the twists and turns in the investigation. I learned a lot about geneology.

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  • JD
  • 15-11-2018

True Crime Audio Documentary

This is more than an audiobook. It’s a full production including interviews with survivors, investigators and more. I finished it in one day because it’s that good.

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  • 6catz
  • 20-11-2018

Fascinating interviews

An excellent audio documentary in the same very effective format as West Cork, this is a collection of interviews with victims, law enforcement figures, scientists and investigators involved in this recently solved, epic case. If you were mesmerized by Michelle McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” you’ll find in this book a satisfying resolution to the mysteries she addressed. A must-read for true crime fans.

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  • Anastasia
  • 17-11-2018

Chapter 12

This was well done very informative but also sad and tragic as it should be because what that man did was horrid. GSK was, is a monster and thank God it seems (I believe) he has been captured after so long and will have what's coming to him. Out of all the chapters, the chapter that stood at the most for me was chapter 12. Sitting in my truck, listening at a local grocery store just before I was ready to go in and shop. Couldn't go in until I finished the very and had wiped away the tears. I just can't even imagine.

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  • 16-11-2018

Much respect for the Victims and the Families

Full Disclosure: I am one of the narrators of this project. But I have to say, being given the opportunity to work with Ret. Det. Paul Holes and the Survivor Sisters has been amazing and humbling. They are all true Heroes and Sheroes! The insights they provide and the courage they all displayed is epic.

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  • Melissa
  • 15-11-2018

Listened all in one sitting

Jim Clemente and Paul Holes together my two true crime heroes , yes please! Thank you Paul for never giving up!

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  • Allison Smith
  • 16-11-2018

Rank this with the best in true crime.

This was the most compelling book I have listened to in years. It's not like any other audio book. Interwoven stories, research, interviews, from multiple points of view. If you're interested in true crime, detective work, profiling, sensitive accounts from victims and police investigators... you will be captivated. I can't really say enough about it. 6 hours flew by in a flash. And such a relief to have an ending like this one.

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  • Maria
  • 16-11-2018

Excellent!

Very nicely put together and love the fact that it was mostly narrated by Paul. Thank you Paul for your passion in law enforcement to provide justice.

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  • LeighAna
  • 16-11-2018

Bravo!

I’m in awe at the tenacity and strength of, not only the victims of this cockroach, but the team of investigators who have put their hearts and souls into ridding the public of a dangerous killer. This audiobook includes the voices of the victims and their families, a well as the voices of the the main actors in this true crime story. Well done.

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