True Story

  • by Michael Finkel
  • Narrated by Rich Orlow
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel's relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.


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Not Since Stanley Alpert's The Birthday Party...

have I read such a bizarre and compelling true crime book. Just as with Alpert's story, I first encountered Finkel's on 48 Hours Mystery. Finkel takes the reader through the twisted black mind and heart of a true psychopath, a man so cold and calculating that he could strangle his doting and loving wife and three toddlers with his own hands, packing them up in suitcases and throwing them in the river... and then blithely moving to Mexico and living high after taking on another identity---Finkel's.
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- Douglas "College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey."

Fascinationg read

Halfway through the book I realized how ironic the title was, as it became more and more obvious that the subject being assessed by the author was a compulsive liar. Finkel's honest story of friendship and entanglement with this character Longo provides as close a look as we're likely to get into the mind of this particular charming, intelligent narcissist capable of unspeakable deeds. Very very good, well worth the credit.
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- 6catz "I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio