Murder in the Bayou

  • by Ethan Brown
  • Narrated by Traber Burns
  • 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An explosive, true-life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish.
Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the heart of the Jefferson Davis parish. Local law enforcement officials were quick to pursue a serial killer theory, opening a floodgate of media coverage, from CNN to the New York Times. Collectively the victims became known as the "Jeff Davis 8," and their lives, their deaths, and the ongoing investigation reveals a small southern community's most closely guarded secrets.
As Ethan Brown suggests, these homicides were not the work of a single serial killer, but the violent fallout of Jennings' brutal sex and drug trade, a backwoods underworld hidden in plain sight. Mixing muckraking research and immersive journalism over the course of a five-year investigation, Ethan Brown reviewed thousands of pages of previously unseen homicide files to determine what happened during each victim's final hours.
Epic in scope and intensely suspenseful, Murder in the Bayou is the story of an American town buckling under the dark forces of poverty, race, and class division - and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it lost.


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Difficult to listen to. Disorganized

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Scatered, choppy and disorganized. Felt like a bad rough draft.

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Preformer could be given better material.

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Compelling and factual

I found this book intriguing in its research and details! Ethan Brown did a superb job interviewing all witnesses and persons of knowledge!! The narration was equal to the authors skill and talent! I have recommended this book to all my friends and family! It is chilling to realize this corruption still exists after soooo many years!!!!
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.