• The Last Victim

  • A True-Life Journey into the Mind of a Serial Killer
  • By: Jason Moss, Jeffrey Kottler
  • Narrated by: Thomas Fawley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-01-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (232 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dear Mr. Manson....
It started with a college course assignment, then escalated into a dangerous obsession. Eighteen-year-old honor student Jason Moss wrote to men whose body counts had made criminal history: men named Dahmer, Manson, Ramirez, and Gacy.
Dear Mr. Dahmer....
Posing as their ideal victim, Jason seduced them with his words. One by one they wrote him back, showering him with their madness and violent fantasies. Then the game spun out of control. John Wayne Gacy revealed all to Jason - and invited his pen pal to visit him in prison....
Dear Mr. Gacy....
It was an offer Jason couldn't turn down. Even if it made him....
The book that has riveted the attention of the national media, this may be the most revealing look at serial killers ever recorded and the most illuminating study of the dark places of the human mind ever attempted.
©1999 Jason Moss and Jeffrey Kottler (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Cheryl L. Ring on 08-13-14


What did you love best about The Last Victim?

It was an a creepy, scary and exciting glimpse into the mind of serial killers.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Thomas Fawley?

I don't know, but I did not enjoy his narration. Found his voice very irritating. I almost quit listening, but persisted because of the story.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gregory S. Butler on 04-11-13

Pulling the Covers back and Exposing True Evil

It is a true story of the autobiographical story of Jason Moss who wrote to serial killers and got into their psyche while doing so by intentionally fabricating stories to tap into their brain to get some insight that could explain their murders. Riveting, Scary and thought provoking. What this book uncovers is the the devils work in a personal setting. There is true evil out there and this book uncovers the shadows of the blackness that truly exist in not just the most commonly known serial killers, but from everyday people who walk down the sidewalk in front of your house.

John Wayne Gacy we all know from what we have heard and read was a terrible person and a psychotic killer. But this book puts you in the same room with John Waynce Gacy and locks the doors. Gacy is a monster. But this book exposes him for the true monster that he really is and help seperates him from any prior thoughts you may a have a had about him. Yeah he is a serial killer, and we know he killed 30 something people and buried them under his house, thats common knowledge. But that really doesn't seperate him from the others right?? Well read this and you will change the way you think. This book also covers Richard Ramirez, Dahmer and Manson. Great stuff.....but listen to it with the lights on and whatever you do don't listen it before you go to sleep. You don't want to let these guys into your dreams at night. The only negative is the narrator who is terrible, but not enough to warrant a 5 star rating.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Marc on 10-29-14

An exercise in lunacy.

What would have made The Last Victim better?

To start with a less robotic narrator. While Fawley tries hard to play each part separately he fails and the pace is slow and monotone.

What was most disappointing about Jason Moss and Jeffrey Kottler ’s story?

I could not see past the main character's arrogance and blatant stupidity. The most common element that shines through is how Moss really love himself. He believes he is capable of trapping and training the mind of some seriously damaged, evil murderers and doesn't baulk at including his own younger brother in the mess it creates! The first 16 chapters are filled with this self love and I don't think I can put up with any more of this rubbish.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If the correspondence between Moss and Gacy are factual then perhaps less pornographic examples and more detailing the whole mindset of the man might have redeemed something.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a 'true crime' story I'd strongly suggest choosing something else.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 10-17-17

Unreal & intense

Had a real sense of eeriness & suspense that kept me listening most days until I was finished.
Anyone studying forensic psychology needs to read this book as it has a total twist on understanding a serial killers mind

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dolly on 06-01-17

Unique insight.

Always a good read! It reads like a mix between a novel and non-fiction, and gives original insight into the minds of serial killers (predominantly Gacy). Jason Moss's obsessive interest was unique, vulnerable, naive, methodologically flawed, and immensely interesting.

The voice for Gacy in the audio-book was seedy and kind of creepy. I'm glad to not hear it again!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 03-11-17

Too crazy to be true!

Jason Moss draws a line between what is normal and what lengths one can go to to get what they want. This books draws a perfect comparison between the violent and non violent psychopath and the different paths one can take when you're a very driven person.

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