• Small Sacrifices

  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Ann Rule
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-14-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (226 ratings)

Regular price: $13.27

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Publisher's Summary

Ann Rule's shocking and powerful account of the destructive forces that drove Diane Downs, a beautiful young mother, to shoot her three young children in cold blood.
©1992 Ann Rule (P)1992 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Superb... the most riveting true-crime account since In Cold Blood ( Kirkus Reviews)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-22-12

The book has more information and is way longer

Would you try another book from Ann Rule and/or Ann Rule?


What could Ann Rule have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Actually read the book she published...this not even three hour short story remake is an insult to the book she actually did write. The book contains way more information and leads you into the mind of Diane Downs. This audiobook barely scratch the surface.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ann Rule’s performances?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Severe disappointment

Any additional comments?

I wish I could have my money back.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on 02-20-13

I accidentally purchased the abridged version

What did you love best about Small Sacrifices?

I love true crime, especially Ann Rule. I was upset however, that I bought the abridged version. I read the book years ago and it was much longer and more detailed. I will purchase the unabridged version very soon.
But this story is so amazing and it boggles the mind how a mother could be so selfish.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

For sure! I loved that Ann Rule herself narrated it.

What does Ann Rule bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is telling HER story that SHE wrote and put her heart and soul into. It makes a difference to have the author retell what she worked so hard on.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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