Picture Perfect

  • by Shanna Hogan
  • Narrated by Emily Durante
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Travis Alexander was a handsome, hard-working, practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona. His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone, especially the ladies. So when he was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community. Who could have done something so sinister?
But soon a suspect was singled out-Jodi Arias. A beautiful, aspiring photographer, Jodi had been in a long-distance relationship with Travis the year before. But Travis wasn't interested in a serious commitment; he was seeing several women during that time. When he broke up with her, that didn't stop Jodi from leaving California, moving to just a few miles away from Travis's home, and inserting herself into his daily life.
Investigators found one piece of startling evidence in Travis's home that implicated Jodi. But in a bizarre turn of events, Jodi would claim self-defense. Was she a victim - or a devious femme fatale?

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Customer Reviews

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Better than HLN's book

If you could sum up Picture Perfect in three words, what would they be?

Don't tease crazies


What did you like best about this story?

Well as this is true crime I can't say I liked anything best, however I did like this account better than HLN's Author Jane Mitchell.


What three words best describe Emily Durante’s voice?

Fifteen girlish okay


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nope, just think if Travis would have followed his own lead being as though he was a " mormon elder" and sex before marriage is a no go he would be alive today. Jody Arias was treated like trash and thrown away and being as though she was crazy this was the outcome.


Any additional comments?

I wish there was a detailed account of Arias's life for a better understanding of why she was so insane and more information on this case is general. This book is not nearly as bad as 50% of the reviews led me to believe, I followed the case and I think this book was pretty spot on, its the best book on this case out for now.

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- Lala

Didn't know Siri now read books.

What made the experience of listening to Picture Perfect the most enjoyable?

The story was great. Well written and fast paced.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Picture Perfect?

The trial was fascinating, as was the defendants gradual change of story when she realized nobody believed her original story.


What aspect of Emily Durante’s performance would you have changed?

I prefer more theatrics when listening to this kind of story. Emily sounded pretty robotic and it took me some time to get over the fact this was going to be a rigid reading with little emotion in the reader's voice.


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- Adam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio