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By M. Morris on 07-06-15
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The author does a great job of providing the background of Castro and the victims, and of the timeline of the events. It isn't fictionalized, which is good. It's a straightforward account of everything you could ever want to know about this story. It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to know what made this guy tick, and it was the same thing that made Josef Fritzl "tick", which is a fear of abandonment. These two have many similarities. They both said, "I'm not a monster" and they had similar relationships with their mothers.
Any additional comments?
I liked the narrator. I was not distracted by the British accent. I could hardly stop listening to this audiobook and glad I found it.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
By BookWorm on 26-03-16
includes various perspectives
Any additional comments?
The story speaks for itself in both the empathy and outrage it entices, but the narrator's voice seems a bit out of place. I'm not trying to speak ill of Mr. Grindell, who has a lovely speaking voice, it's just that I think the narrator of any audiobook might be better served in either the tone of the author or main character. The inflection lends a certain kind of authenticity to the story being told, as if we are told the story by the intended voice rather than being read a book by a third party. Just my opinion! Either way, a fantastic journey into the dark place of human deviancy.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
By WakeUpEvery1 on 20-05-15
Did we have to have a British guy read this?
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely. I think this is a story that should be known.
What did you like best about this story?
The fact that it's over. Those women made it out.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was actually ashamed at one point. When the narrator was reading the 911 call where Charles Ramsey spoke I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Hearing the voice of a British man reading what an African-American said was classic.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
By keela on 31-07-18
Very detailed accounts of the horrific torture that these young women went through. They are so incredibly strong.
By txammug on 28-07-18
Good read that keeps you engaged. However I didn’t care for narrator’s accent. Well worth your time to read!
By jessica on 22-05-18
The author was very good.
The research was excellent. I found the repedetive parts reinforcing the events that happened by a different source. Very well written.