Regular price: $24.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $24.95
This book is not for everyone. The authors are very honest about what Kermit Gosnell, and what Gosnell did went far beyond abortion. He murdered and decimated. If you are uncomfortable with Ed Gein’s story, do not read this book, for Gosnell was the same type of hoarder.
This book was finely investigated, so I only deduct one star for these reasons:
* the unnecessary, in my opinion, long chapter lecturing the reader on proper journalistic practices. It’s near the end of the book, so by the time it is reached, I as the reader have the full picture of the bizarre news dodge of this story. I don’t need a mini journalism class to drive it home.
* the occasional use of “pro-abortion” in place of “pro-choice” in general (the only person I have run across who is truly pro-abortion is Dr. Gosnell, for pro- implies enthusiasm, gusto); and, in companion with this, the introduction written by a member of the Duck Dynasty family. This case is so vile, it didn’t need to be politicized at all, in any way. Just tell the reader what Gosnell, his wife, and his staff did. You’ll probably change a lot of minds on abortion. I think these leans of bias make the annoyance of the lesson of the unbiased Fourth Estate stronger. To truly make this point, the book should have carried absolutely no agenda—including no biased language (a no-no in basic journalism) and no biased celebrity endorsement.
I can’t say this enough: this is an important case, and, despite its above flaws, an important book. But I am going to type a phrase below that was in the crime scene report about Ed Gein, and please let it be your litmus test for whether or not you should read this book.
That phrase is: cup of noses
85 of 88 people found this review helpful
The information in this book will haunt me for the rest of my life. It is disturbing how someone could get away with this for so long.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
This book, and its narration by co-author Ann McElhinney achieves the impossible - writing dramatic the highly disturbing story of America's worst ever serial killer in such a humane and sympathetic manner that both satisfies and educates the listener.
This is a story of criminal neglect by government that ended in the killing and maiming of vulnerable women and the murder of their newborn children, and how the abortion industry and its apologists sought to cover it all up. It is a story that has everything.
This is such a shocking story that has to be told and acknowledged by more people! BUT and this is a very big but, the graphic content is a very hard listen and I couldn't finish the book because of this. I do acknowledge the subject is very dark, with the criminal neglect making an even darker read, but as someone who has read a lot of true crime novels
this is the first I've ever decided not to finish because of the content.
it's about time a book like this has come out. The pro abortion media hardly ever touches on the gruesome and brutal reality of abortion . Even in this extreme case of haphazard murdering of 1000s of babies over a 30 year period; largely unreported by authorities; it beggars belief that the mainstream media still hasn't reported the significance of case given killers like Ted Bundy " only" killed 20 or so human beings. it's about time a book like this has come out and was made into a documentary movie. It still deserves more attention and reflection though. The only comment I have about the audio book is the tone in it's narration...understandably it's an emotive issue, but at various times there was a judgmental tone used by the narrator which I think was probably unnecessary. For the most part it was a good clinical narration and that would have been enough to bring home the message ... that the man was a serial killer ... nuff said ... Highly recommend .... you won't be able to put it down (so to speak). And share with friends after you finish, the message needs to get out about the brutal nature of abortion.