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Publisher's Summary

This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years, a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.
After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.
©2008 John Douglas and Johnny Dodd (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Inside the Mind of BTK is a chilling and fascinating place to be, and there is no better guide to take us there than great American Mindhunter, John Douglas. This is a story of ordinary people and extraordinary evil - lock your doors, check your telephone lines, and read this book." (Linda Fairstein)"An unforgettable portrait of a guy most of us are glad we never met." (Bloomberg.com)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 12-13-12

Poor narration

I find the subject matter to be very interesting and I enjoy learning about the inner workings of a criminal's mind; but -- the narrator for this story is getting on my last nerve.

How can the narrator not know the proper pronunciation of so many words.

Quantico, VA is being pronounced: "kwanteeko"

I could list several more but I'm not sure how to spell them out phonetically to describe it.

I'm hoping I can finish the book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By monique on 11-19-11

Unfortunate choice of narrator.

Excellent story--I've read everything by J. Douglas. However, this narrator has such a monotonous delivery, and he mispronounces even only moderately difficult words, suggesting he didn't do his homework first. Increasingly irritating, and I gave up.

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37 of 38 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By MRS on 02-10-16

interesting reading.

worth a listen, narration was excellent. has given me nightmares though !! so listen with caution.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nr. C. Palmer on 03-26-11

Fascinating story, let down by the narration

For the most part, this horrific story held my complete attention. BTK's defiance of all the comfortable cliches about what makes a serial killer - loner, history of abuse as a child etc. - gives you a genuine sense that anyone could be capable of terrifying violence. What lets this audiobook down is the occasional - but jarring - tendency of the narrator to mis-pronounce certain words. This mainly happens with place names or technical terms with which the narrator is clearly unfamiliar, but it is a shame that no one present for the recording took the time to correct him. It seems such a minor point, but in some cases the mispronunciations (I particularly recall 'Larry-Nix' for 'larynx') are almost funny, and that reaction is so at odds with the feelings produced by the story as a whole it detracts from the experience.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kitty on 03-26-18

Somewhat disappointing

A pretty disappointing book, based merely on writing style alone…
The content wasn’t anything that had been divulged by other sources before. Definitely *not* an exclusive!

The narration was absolutely abysmal! Right off the bat, he pronounces, “Quantico” as
Kwan-TEA-co !
The list of other pronunciation atrocities was so long, I cannot even be bothered listing it here… I mean, this guy is *meant* to be a
‘voice actor’ ! Part of the job description should be * Look up unfamiliar words to be comfortable pronouncing them correctly!
If you’ve heard two or more good podcasts on BTK - I’d give this a miss…

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4 out of 5 stars
By Monica on 03-10-15

Fabulous

Amazing!
what a great re count on such a strNge and twisted person. ithank you.

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