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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Hazelwood Was One of the Best in His Field!

Along with Robert Ressler, I think Roy Hazelwood was one of the most dispassionate, scholarly students/investigators of sexually oriented crimes and criminals. He made his stories less about himself, and more about the task at hand - investigating these horrible crimes, and identifying the criminals.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

This Killer Needs To Be Caught or Identified TODAY

As far as "true crime" books are concerned, I rank this very high, e.g. along side of Robert Graysmith's excellent ZODIAC. However, I think the goal of the author was to also provide some stimulus that might bring forth new information - provoke a previously unknown witness/someone with knowledge of this case to contact the police. [I live 2000 miles from California, and that this case is unresolved disturbs me...]
If you don't know, Ms. McNamara passed away before she could finish this book, but - given her years of diligent research - other editors/writers familiar with her work and style - were able to present a readable, informative book that is also quite entertaining. (After listening to this audio, I bought the hard-copy book.)
No doubt Ms. McNamara was a gifted writer, and "dogged" researcher, and this book will not only honor her memory, but - I hope - help bring about a resolution to this most horrible series of crimes. (Please listen to the sample of this book, provided by audible, so you can judge the quality of the reader - which is Very Good, imo - before you buy it.) Take Care!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

A Timely Message Read Poorly!

Rob Riemen has given the world an important timely message in this warning about the reprise of fascist (and neo-nazi) ideology and agitation in many historically democratic countries, including those in Europe, e.g. Holland, Austria, The UK, as well as the United States (with the "election" of Trump.) One reason for this, he believes, is pure ignorance...of history and cultural development...People don't Read anymore...at least they don't read classical literature or quality history. The PROBLEM with this audio-book is the narration...listen to the audible sample if you want to hear for yourself. I hope audible.com will re-record this, as it is difficult to listen to in its current form. If you can't deal with the current narration, consider buying the "hard-copy" book. Take Care!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Too Much "Backstory!"

If you could sum up Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control in three words, what would they be?

TOO Much Background!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control?

Say What?

What aspect of David DeRose’s performance would you have changed?

I'll have to think about this and get back w/you...o/w listen to the "sample" and see for yourself...

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I would have settled for either...

Any additional comments?

I believe this is a worthwhile audiobook/ either mode...I just began to listen and found Way Too Much intro, e.g. What BP is and how dangerous hypertension can be...The helpful stuff doesn't start until about chaper 5 or 6...
So, If you're listening to/reading this book, you Already KNOW that! An intro of nothing more that, "You've been told you have high blood pressure, and here's a way to help get it lower..." That's All...The scary sudden death stories, believe me, we've all heard 'em... BTW, print book is a bit pricey...the publisher should see if a lesser priced, e.g. $9.95 or lower could be offered...and,Not everyone has an "e-reader." Take Care!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-14

Useful Info Primarily For Psychologists, et al

If you could sum up The Asymmetrical PTSD Scale in three words, what would they be?

This is a Research oriented presentation geared toward clinical psychologists, and other clinicians, researchers. A background in or familiarity with STATISTICS is HIGHLY recommended for those listening to this presentation. This is NOT an anecdotal, case study report. Sufferers of PTSD or their families seeking therapy, etc. may not find this presentation helpful. Again, for Psychologists, Clinicians with expertise/knowledge of Quantitative methods.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Asymmetrical PTSD Scale?

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Have you listened to any of Gwen Trussler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Very Good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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