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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
5 out of 5 stars (681 ratings)
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  • Betty Mak
  • Castle Hill, NSW Australia
  • 09-01-2019

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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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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Great documentary

More an audio documentary than an audiobook, if you like true-crime podcasts (as I do), you will enjoy this. You will be aware of this story from those podcasts. And this documentary will fill in many of not all the blanks.

Highly recommended. But not really an audiobook.

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Brilliant!

Not a dull moment in this audio book. It's incredibly detailed, but also very respectful of the victims. This audio book let's the the people who know it best - the investigators, victims and their families - tell the story in their own words. No hyperbole, speculation or kitschy drama. Very well worth listening to.

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A fantastic real life investigation.

A well written account of a criminal investigation completed through persistence and ground breaking endeavour. Very hard to turn off.

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A must read

An amazing book about incredible dedicated people. They have made the world a safer place.

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Gripping

I knew the outcome but still found myself on the edge of my seat. I loved the narrators. I loved the various speakers. It was easy to follow yet still complex. Great work

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Absolutely brilliant !!!!

Compelling, candid and insightful. The best true crime investigation Ive listened to. hi ghly recommend to any true crime fan

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A story of perseverance and commitment.

I enjoyed this audio book, it was well narated and developed my knowledge of this terrible crime.

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Captivating narrative

Listened nearly at one go. No actors, no readers, just the authentic voices of the investigators, victims, relatives of the victims. Well worth listening if you are interested in true crime stories.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 A. Burket
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Douglas
  • 15-11-2018

Great!!

Great insight into the Golden State Killer investigation. So much info put together in a really engaging way.

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