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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
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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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just wow

Loved every minute of it, and glad on the end result. great team work brilliant job. so glad they were able to get such an amazing result with what they had a hand. my heart goes out to all the victims and their families.

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Great

Like a true crime podcast, but instead of episodes it's chapters and there are no ads! Very interesting and gripping story. I like that there are multiple voices and the audio design is great. Looking forward to more content like this from audible.

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Amazing listen

An amazing listen kept me coming back for more, finished it in over 2 days.

Paul holes is a an amazing human!!

Such a good book!

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What a story!

This was a fascinating story to listened to and made all the more interesting by the fact that it actually happened. The personal accounts of the people involved were gripping. It’s has certainly peaked my interest in Genetic Genealogy. I could not stop listening. Definitely a book for a long road trip!

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  • Pano
  • The Land Down Under
  • 10-03-2019

Riveting

I listened to this audiobook in a very short timeframe. Once I started, it was difficult to stop. A riveting story of justice that was long denied, but finally the authorities caught up with the Golden State Killer. A worthy read.

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How amazing

An amazing story told with compassion to the victims and hope. Very well put together with many interviews and different voices when you can imagine what these people went through.
A fantastic listen for any true crime buff.

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excellent

very detailed and informative, loved every minute. I new the out come of this case before listened and gave me greater understanding of the process of police work in America.

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Impressive story

This is especially a great story to listen to as you can hear the passion and pain in the investigators voices. Paul Holes is amazing and should be awarded America’s highest honour-he takes work ethic to the next level!!! Also to listen to the victims very brave account of the night that took over their lives was very special. Finally genealogy...who would have thought??? Maybe we can dream of a future without crime?? Highly recommend this book

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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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ashley
  • 16-11-2018

Documentary style audio book

Captivating story. I love that it included interviews with everyone involved in the case. I love true crime podcasts and this definitly has that feel.

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