The Killer Within
- In the Company of Monsters
- Narrated by: Kent Bateman
- Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-06-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Carlo’s investigative achievements are remarkable, but what wasn’t known to his readers is that, while working on The Ice Man, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal illness that causes all of the muscles in the body to atrophy over time. Suddenly, after years of penetrating the minds of killers, Carlo found himself being pursued by the grim reaper. But rather than lying down and succumbing to the disease, Carlo continued to work, his books still getting published to both critical and commercial acclaim.
In The Killer Within, Carlo documents his difficult experiences with ALS and explains how he managed to continue writing prodigiously in the face of adversity. The Killer Within is a gripping, suspenseful book that pulls the listener into the netherworld of Mafia bosses, Mafia hit men, and serial killers, as well as the hard realities of dealing with a fatal disease.
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By Laura on 02-12-11
The title and book sample is very deceptive. It uses the names of serial killers and insinuates that the book will be about interviews the author has conducted with them; whereas in actuality the book is just a bio about the author's disease. I am sorry that he became sick, but I believe the book should not deceive the reader as to its contents.
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By Jeffrey on 06-05-11
How right Laura. I too was mislead by this book. The references to his work are trite and the book was self indulgent and self protective. And I can speak from experience. I too have neuromuscular disease. I wanted to demand a refund based completely on the synopsis but ALS is mentioned in the expanded synopsis. My bad for not reading further. Caveat Emptor. Your bad Mr. Carlo is, the book.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful