Bitter Remains

  • by Diane Fanning
  • Narrated by Karyn O'Bryant
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On July 13, 2011, Laura Jean Ackerson of Kinston, North Carolina, went to pick up her two toddler sons. It would be the last time she was seen alive. Laura's ex, Grant Hayes - the father of her two sons - and his wife, Amanda, the mother of his newborn daughter, both pointed the finger at each other as the one guilty of murdering Laura, cutting up her body, and then transporting and disposing of the remains on the shores of Oyster Creek, Texas. This is the hauntingly true story of a devoted mother, a disturbed couple, and how these horrific events came to pass.


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Customer Reviews

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This is a pretty good true crime story. One which has not been "done to death" on TV forensics shows to the point where YOU could commit the perfect crime AND solve it in 48 hours! The author did a lot of research, which is daunting in some places, but that's what a true crime buff lives for. However, the amount of details and minutiae become mind-numbing when delivered by this narrator. Her voice is just all wrong for such a dark and disturbing crime. It's like listening to an actress from "Nickelodeon" dropping "f-bombs" and talking about very sexually explicit acts. After about 3 hours, I decided to just look up the murder on Wikipedia because I couldn't take that narrator any longer. Overall, it's a good account and the perfect audiobook if you're stuck in a car for a long drive.
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- Linda Lou

Good Listen

A a fan of true crime books in my opinion this book was bronze. It held my attention and was very detailed, describing the characters and helping me to visualize them as I read the story. I think I gave this book three stars because of narration.
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- Kemarri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio