The Basement

  • by RJ Parker
  • Narrated by Don Kline
  • 1 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is a shocking story of kidnapping, rape, torture, mutilation, dismemberment, decapitation, and murder.
The subject matter in this book is graphic.
On March 24, 1987, the Philadelphia Police Department received a phone call from a woman who stated that she had been held captive for the last four months. When police officers arrived at the pay phone from which the call was made, Josephina Rivera told them that she and three other women had been held captive in a basement by a man named Gary Heidnik. He imprisoned women in chains, in the filth and stench of a hole dug under his home.

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Basement Baby Factory


I cannot even imagine what it must have been like to have been one of the women held captive in this idiots basement, subjected to his nasty raping, torture, neglect, and abuse! And living on dog food! *Cringe* All in his quest to start his own "baby farm" (to keep them). Not to mention the awful things he did to the others that never made it out alive!

This book doesn't go into too much detail at length about each victim and ALL the sufferings they personally endured...which would have surely been gut wrenching. I for one would have liked to have heard much more about this case. It's just SO unbelievable (as in omg) !

This is a GREAT introduction to a killer that you may have not known about, or knew little concerning their deeds. I like that this author strays off the "over-done" path when choosing crimes to write about, and selects these unusual cases. <--- Awesome.

Narrator: I had flashbacks of being in the 7th grade all over again, with someone standing in front of the class reading his book report aloud...emotionless with awkward pausing throughout. Teacher says you get a D- for that.


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- Polly Poizendem

Terrible narrator, interesting read

Absolutely terrible narrator. Interesting story loaded with facts. Last 5 minutes could be removed as it serves only as advertisement for additional books from this publisher.
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- A. Klinch

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2016
  • Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing Inc.