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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book is the audio equivalent of a page-turner. I was pleasantly surprised by the author's honesty and personal insight.
What other book might you compare True Crime Addict to and why?
Strangely, I was reminded of the "Dexter" series. This was a compelling, clear-eyed account from an unexpected source (given the author's psychology).
What about James Renner’s performance did you like?
As any faithful audio listener knows, there is a special place in Hell for authors who read (and thoroughly screw up) their own work. I approach works read by their author with extreme caution, as what are the chances that an author will be a good writer AND a decent performer? But in this case, James Renner does his own book justice and was the perfect choice here.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was surprised at the author's willingness to expose several less than flattering aspects of his own life/personality. I respect this choice a great deal, as it would have been all too easy for him to hide his true motives for writing this book behind a veil of compassionate concern for the victim. Instead, he chose to be real with his readers, and that elevated this book from true crime/journalistic gumshoe to something closer to literary non-fiction.
Any additional comments?
Spend a credit on this one. I've listened to hundreds of titles on Audible and this ranks right up there with some of the best.
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
One of the best I have read in years. Part memoir and part true crime mystery I love both genres and was riveted throughout
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