• by Michael Griesbach
  • Narrated by James Foster
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An insider exposes the shocking facts deliberately left out of the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer - and argues persuasively that Steven Avery was rightfully convicted in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach.
After serving eighteen years for a crime he didn't commit, Steven Avery was freed - and filed a thirty-six-million-dollar lawsuit against Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. But before the suit could be settled, Avery was arrested again - this time for the brutal murder of Teresa Halbach - and, through the office of a special prosecutor, convicted once more.
When the saga exploded onto the public consciousness with the airing of Making a Murderer, Michael Griesbach, a prosecutor and member of Wisconsin's Innocence Project who had been instrumental in Avery's 2003 exoneration, was targeted on social media, threatened - and plagued by doubt. Now, in this suspenseful, thorough narrative, he recounts his own re-examination of the evidence in light of the whirlwind of controversy stirred up by the blockbuster true-crime series.
As Griesbach carefully reviews allegations of tampering and planted evidence, the confession by Avery's developmentally disabled nephew, Brendan Dassey, and statements by Avery's former girlfriend Jodi Stachowski, previously sealed documents deemed inadmissible at trial by Judge Patrick L. Willis - and a little-known, plausible alternate suspect - Griesbach shows how the filmmakers' agenda, the accused man's dramatic backstory, and sensational media coverage have clouded the truth about Steven Avery.
Now as Avery's defense counsel files an appeal and prepares to do battle in the courtroom once more, Griesbach fights to set the record straight, determined that evidence should be followed where it leads and justice should be served - for as surely as our legal system should not send an innocent man to prison, neither should it let a guilty man walk free.


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I rarely rate books but this needed a rating.

This book is a perfect pairing for those who have watched the Netflix series Making a Murderer and felt the outrage. I know why it stirred up so many feelings of frustration about what appeared to be unjust action taken towards Steven Avery. While watching all I could think was that could be anyone, that could be me, so easily having freedom and your voice stripped away in fear of saying the wrong thing. However I find myself to be someone who needs truth and all sides of the story. Micheal Griesbach satisfied any lingering questions I had after watching the series and is a great author to boot. Perfect choice of narrator also.
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- Alisha Schramm

Guilty as I already knew.

The power of propaganda is proven by these two biased filmmakers is frightening. We have people signing petitions to the POTUS trying to get this monster freed.
I do hope more people who have based their faith in this evil man, Avery, will listen to reason. I hope they will listen or read this audiobook that is filled with common sense and logic and critical thinking.
Conspiracy nuts abound and some are harmless. When they attempt to loose a dangerous sociopath on the rest of us, they are dangerous.
This book is very well written and enlightening and the narrator does a great job.
After following this sordid and tragic story for many years, the documentary shocked me. The critical information that was edited out, the manipulation and the skillful way they created a new Avery, a sympathetic one, simply by playing fast and loose with splicing and omitting facts is not only maddening, but disappointing. I don't know why these two supposed intelligent people fell so in love with this violent criminal, but that's how it looks. How did they lose their perspective? It makes me wonder....what's in it for them?
Shame on them! May the victim, Ms Halbach RIP.
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- ashley "I can devour an audiobook. It's taken the place of television for me. I love fiction, mysteries, auto-bios....even cookbooks."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio