Death Sentence

  • by Jerry Bledsoe
  • Narrated by Kevin Stillwell
  • 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Everybody knew Velma Barfield as the perfect wife and a loving grandmother. But there was something about her that nobody knew.... Velma Barfield had a secret life and a sick urge to kill.


What the Critics Say

"Fast-paced...breathes new life into the true crime genre." (Raleigh News & Observer)
"Bledsoe has written a detailed account of Barfield's troubled life and motives...holds the reader's interest with a true story that reads like a novel." (Library Journal)
"Undertakes to answer the questions about the justice system and the motives that drive women to kill." (Washington Post Book World)


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Customer Reviews

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Bleeding heart author

This book got old really fast. This obvious and eventual admitted serial killer deserved the death penalty and the author did everything in his power to pull the sympathy card. Oh no, this is a woman, this is a grandmother, this just should not happen. Let's not worry about all of her victims that she killed. Let's leave about 10 pages to address that problem. This woman killed to make sure she got her drugs, not her "medicine". Call it what it is, stop trying to cover it up with made up childhood issues and religious redemption. She's dead and that's as it should be and I hope it gives some relief to the families of all of her victims.
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- Circle K

Surprisingly Thought Provoking

I thought I was a staunch proponent of the death penalty. Surprised to find myself somewhat questioning the validity of that belief.

Kevin Stillwell is a masterful narrator. Mr. Bledsoe is an easy writer to follow and have read and listened to a number of his books. These two together are a winning combination.

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- tami bartel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2015
  • Publisher: ListenUp Audiobooks