|# of Units:||9 CDs|
|Length:||10 hours, 42 minutes|
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At times I felt sorry for Dr. Wrens. Was not expecting the ending. Story moved along at a good rate with very little lag. Plan to find other books by Kieth Ablow and also listen to them.
The best thing about this book is the narrator. That was the high point of the listening experience. This book was not written to be listened to; it was written to be skimmed over. Boring blabbity, blabbity, blabbity. I finally got so tired of hearing how the protagonist slickly used his skills of manipulation that I just had to hit the stop button. I must not be a psycho drama appreciator--I have no desire to listen to all, and I do mean ALL, of the workings of the main character's mind. I could only make it through one disk. The author was so wordy. It was like listening to James Fennimore Cooper describing how an ant's day went.
This book was as uneventful as any run-of-the-mill thriller. The characters lacked a depth of personality that would have given this book more life. The WRENS character was the most compelling and interesting to delve into his world. The others just laid flat on the floor. Also, the tête à tête through the New York Times was an interesting idea that quickly petered out.
Psychopath is one of the best I have read in this genre. I read Lincoln Child, Isle, Patterson, Kellerman, etc. The book includes sophisticated psychological material the is nicely woven into the plot. I listens well.
Really good story that kept my interest. Interesting perspective directly from the Highway Killer on his motivations. Very good!
Another reviewer has stated "You even seem to like the killer at times" and nothing could be more true. Hard to phathom an author could make you sympathize with a killer and you'd still like the book huh? Ablow does it here. The consistent characters are good as normal, I aprticularly like North Anderson who serves as the moral compass of the story. The narrator's voice is almost to perfect, it can have a mind numbing effect. Ablow is always good, this one is REAL good.
I also enjoyed this book. The author did a very good job of explaining what is going through the main characters head. Not too violent or graphic. You even seem to like the killer at times. The reader was easy to listen to as well.
Really liked this book. First time with this author and I went and ordered the rest. Good narration.
Wow, this was my first Keith Ablow Cd. This is a story that will have you sitting in your driveway. If you like psycho drama this is one of the best in the genre.
Keith Ablow, M.D., is a Brown University and Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist, writer, and television personality. He is a contributing editor of Good Housekeeping and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, and many other publications. He has appeared as an expert on television shows including Oprah and Good Morning America, and he is a frequent guest on Tyra, Court TV, and other shows. Ablow is married and the father of two.