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Fatal Charm

The Shocking True Story of Serial Wife Killer Randy Roth
Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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From the best-selling author of The Search for the Green River Killer: a chilling true account of the dream husband who was every woman's nightmare.

Randy Roth was handsome, hardworking, kind, and in top physical shape. But for all his charm and good looks, he was seemingly cursed with the ladies. His first marriage ended in divorce before the couple's fifth anniversary; his second wife plunged to her death during a hike; and his third wife left him after less than five months.

But when Roth's fourth wife, Cynthia, drowned in an apparent speedboating accident in Washington State's Lake Sammamish just weeks after their first anniversary, a pattern of suspicious behavior finally caught up to him. As Roth set about collecting on a hefty insurance payout, the authorities were on to his game.

Roth had been careful - and so close to getting away with it. But, as chronicled by Seattle Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Carlton Smith, his lies were about to come crashing down around him.

©1993 Carlton Smith (P)2019 Tantor

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  • J. F. Beck
  • 03-02-2019

Excellent True Crime! Great Story

I had not read any books by Carlton Smith nor listened to any narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright prior to happening on to FATAL CHARM. My favorite true crime authors are Jack Olsen and Greg Olsen; my favorite narrator is Kevin Pierce.
I have to say that Fatal Charm is in that level of quality.
Carlton Smith does a masterful job of bringing the characters to life and tells a complicated story with great clarity.
The story is very engaging and Kieth Sellon-Wright's narration is pitch perfect.
If you are into True Crime, you're gonna want to get this book.

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  • lee m.
  • 18-02-2019

Total POS for a male!

This book describes why some Mothers eat their young but alas, the Mother of this male did not and then he was let loose on the females of the world! Extremely sorry excuse for a male!! Just as bad were the females that didn't go with their intuition and probably would have lived through it.

Absolutely terrible Narrator - sounded like he was sick and raspy the whole way through the book and after every single name of a person, he would 'synonym'?!?! Why, who knows but it was maddening and totally not needed!!

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