This book goes into excruciating detail about the investigation and court case as well as background of Speck and the Nurses which sounds desirable at first blush, but I wound up skipping ahead several times out of boredom with the sheer minutia of it all. Some of the descriptions of the POC involved are a little uncomfortable, borderline micro-aggressive in nature and they’re all tied to the sections of text meant to humanize Specks victims which was unfortunate. The narrator- other than some issues with pronunciation of words clearly unfamiliar to her- is outstanding! I generally hate when narrator use bad accents but honestly the soft drawl she gives Speck really elevates the quotes of his she’s reading. It’s nothing over the top, but just the soft husky southern accent really drives home some key bit of the killer’s psychopathy and at points was truly chilling to hear. I was grateful she didn’t attempt Tagalog accents though as it was clear from the rest of her narration that she is not personally immersed in the culture.
TLDR: Would highly recommend the narrator, but the book may be best reserved for use as research/source material for other media rather than an interesting read for the true crime buff.
Very well written
very indepth. I really enjoyed it.
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