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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." (
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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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By Slam Bones on 03-15-12

The narration is atrocious!

Where does Inside the Mind of BTK rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

The content was great, and if you can survive the narration, the book is really good. I would say it's in the top 25 audio-books I've listened to. I guess it says something if the content is good enough to -almost- neutralize the narrator? I don't know if I could/would tolerate another

What was one of the most memorable moments of Inside the Mind of BTK?

The book contains copious amounts of information. There was no single

What didn???t you like about Jason Klav???s performance?

Mr. Klav should seek another line of work. He should also give back the money he was paid for this book.

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23 of 23 people found this review helpful

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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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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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By Monica on 03-10-15


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

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By Matt on 12-29-15

Great, but a little jumpy

Inside the Mind of BTK is the third audiobook that I have listened to and the third true crime book. The writing is approachable and the narration intelligible Though I found the story to be set in a logical order, the were occasions where the pacing of the story would change dramatically and the author would jump forwards or backwards in time in a jarring manner.

That said, this was a really interesting work which did not glorify BTK or his acts, but rather portrayed him as the sick, pathetic man he is.

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