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Obeying Evil presents the shocking true story of Ronald Gene Simmons and the most disturbing family killing spree in the United States. Over the course of a week in 1987, he murdered 14 members of his own family, a former co-worker, and a stranger.
In 1979, Simmons retired as an Air Force Master Sergeant following 20 years of service. The instability that followed his military days exacerbated his desire for control over his family. Simmons used intimidation, humiliation, and violence to assert dominance over all but one of his family members. He allowed a softer side to surface for his favorite daughter, Shelia, whom he forced into an incestuous relationship, and eventually fathered her child.
His need for total control led to isolation within his family and an inability to hold down a job. His frustration grew to untold levels when Sheila left the family home and married another man. With his plans in ruin and his grip softening, Simmons surprisingly supported his family's desire for a big Christmas celebration. The stage was set for a heartwarming reunion, but he had laid a very different set of plans.
Obeying Evil portrays the Mockingbird Hill Massacre from the perspective of Ronald Gene Simmons. It's a shocking true story about dominance, intimidation, and extreme violence.
If you are especially sensitive to accounts of the suffering of children, it might be advisable not to listen any further.
If, however, you seek to understand the darker side of human nature by coming face to face with it, then this audiobook is written for you.
©2017 Ryan Green (P)2017 Ryan Green
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By Kimberly Smith on 10-14-17

Good book about a horrible incident

This book is very interesting and well written. The narration was great. However, parts of this book were not easy to listen to because of the tragic story. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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By TinkerMel on 09-16-17

real life horror- A boogie man

wow, this book was intense. it was so well written, it reads like a fiction novel. its hard to believe that its true. how can someone be this evil? this cruel? this twisted?
If you like True Crime, this is a must read. a look into a killers mind.

Ryan Green, did an outstanding job reading this story.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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