• Gosnell

  • The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer
  • By: Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer
  • Narrated by: Ann McElhinney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-02-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hat Tip Books LLC
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.3 (3 ratings)

Summary

Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer. In 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described Gosnell as "America's most prolific serial killer". Gosnell is currently serving three life sentences (without the possibility of parole) for murdering babies and patients at his "House of Horrors" abortion clinic.
This book - and now a major movie starring Dean Cain (Lois & Clarke) - reveals how the investigation that brought Gosnell to justice started as a routine drugs investigation and turned into a shocking unmasking of America's biggest serial killer. It details how compliant politicians and bureaucrats allowed Dr. Gosnell to carry out his grisly trade because they didn't want to be accused of "attacking abortion". Gosnell also exposes the media cover-up that saw reporters refusing to cover a story that shone an unwelcome spotlight on abortion in America in the 21st century. Gosnell is an astounding piece of investigative journalism revealing a cover-up among the medical political and media establishments that allowed a killer to go undetected for decades.
©2017 Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer (P)2017 Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tommy on 12-08-17

Fascinating and very listenable.

This book, and its narration by co-author Ann McElhinney achieves the impossible - writing dramatic the highly disturbing story of America's worst ever serial killer in such a humane and sympathetic manner that both satisfies and educates the listener.

This is a story of criminal neglect by government that ended in the killing and maiming of vulnerable women and the murder of their newborn children, and how the abortion industry and its apologists sought to cover it all up. It is a story that has everything.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Lewis Emslie on 02-08-17

A story that has to be told but be warned this isn't for everyone!

This is such a shocking story that has to be told and acknowledged by more people! BUT and this is a very big but, the graphic content is a very hard listen and I couldn't finish the book because of this. I do acknowledge the subject is very dark, with the criminal neglect making an even darker read, but as someone who has read a lot of true crime novels
this is the first I've ever decided not to finish because of the content.

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4 out of 5 stars
By There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast on 23-10-17

Difficult But Important

This book is not for everyone. The authors are very honest about what Kermit Gosnell, and what Gosnell did went far beyond abortion. He murdered and decimated. If you are uncomfortable with Ed Gein’s story, do not read this book, for Gosnell was the same type of hoarder.

This book was finely investigated, so I only deduct one star for these reasons:
* the unnecessary, in my opinion, long chapter lecturing the reader on proper journalistic practices. It’s near the end of the book, so by the time it is reached, I as the reader have the full picture of the bizarre news dodge of this story. I don’t need a mini journalism class to drive it home.
* the occasional use of “pro-abortion” in place of “pro-choice” in general (the only person I have run across who is truly pro-abortion is Dr. Gosnell, for pro- implies enthusiasm, gusto); and, in companion with this, the introduction written by a member of the Duck Dynasty family. This case is so vile, it didn’t need to be politicized at all, in any way. Just tell the reader what Gosnell, his wife, and his staff did. You’ll probably change a lot of minds on abortion. I think these leans of bias make the annoyance of the lesson of the unbiased Fourth Estate stronger. To truly make this point, the book should have carried absolutely no agenda—including no biased language (a no-no in basic journalism) and no biased celebrity endorsement.

I can’t say this enough: this is an important case, and, despite its above flaws, an important book. But I am going to type a phrase below that was in the crime scene report about Ed Gein, and please let it be your litmus test for whether or not you should read this book.

That phrase is: cup of noses

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87 of 91 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mojomugger on 25-07-17

"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"

What did you like best about Gosnell? What did you like least?

Interesting detail on "America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

There was no real ending.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The author should have never read this. Too biased, with an agenda to push. Oh and did I mention she says:
"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"
"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"
"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"
"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"
"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"
"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"
"America's Most Prolific Serial Killer"
Over and over and over?

Any additional comments?

Honestly, if the author removed the overly used phrase "America's Most Prolific Serial Killer" this book would be an hour or two shorter. I found myself interested in hearing more about Dr. Gosnell, but really grew to dislike the author's biased, agenda pushing narrative. This book would be far more interesting and powerful if the facts were layout and the listener was allowed to navigate it.

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