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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (546 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gregg Olsen Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer Publisher: Gregg Olsen Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body along an icy corn field in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska, buried him as Little Boy Blue, unclaimed and unidentified - until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father.

Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect. But behind his quiet façade was a man involved with pornography, sadomasochism, and drugs. After the suspicious death of his pregnant wife, Stutzman took his preschool-age son, Danny, and hit the road on a sexual odyssey ending with his conviction for murder. But the mystery of Eli Stutzman and the fate of his son didn't end on the barren Nebraska plains. It was just beginning....

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 2/19/2014

    " Incredibly disturbing and terribly sad, but very well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/7/2014

    " While I really enjoyed the story itself, I did not care for the writing of this book. I think it could have been cut in half if the author had stuck to the story itself and not the underlying sexual relations of Eli Stutzman. This is the second book by this author I have read and I think his style is a bit all over the place. I think it'll be the last of his I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/6/2014

    " This was my first Gregg Olsen true crime book, and I found it fascinating to follow the crimes of a former Amishman. In fact, it would not surprise me if he committed crimes that were never proven or discovered yet. Gregg is one of the top true crime writers of his generation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Barber | 1/29/2014

    " Very sad read. Eli Stutzman was an incredibly sick man and poor Danny must be one of God's very special angels now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *•.♥.•*Sabrina Rutter*•.♥.•* | 1/6/2014

    " One of the saddest books I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonya Carlson | 12/15/2013

    " Not as well written as Deep Dark and way too many sex details, but a good read. Also, why the title change? Not really any Amish secrets--just a wacko! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma J | 12/12/2013

    " Id rec this to ne1. if uve neva read tru crime b4 start wit this one. i'm only 13 and got a real buzzzzz out of it. theres som weirdy peeps out there! gregg olsen is fab "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/10/2013

    " Such a sad and disturbing story. It was told extremely well, and really let a person see what Eli Stutzman was like behind the facade he often put on. An unforgettable story that will undoubtedly stick with me for a while. Can't wait to read more books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/26/2013

    " Good story, not always well written. Some passages were so unclear I completely couldn't understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 8/2/2013

    " This book is so shocking,painful yet it keeps in in awe reading it.Wonderful writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 4/24/2013

    " Somewhat interesting, definitely sad. Especially since the guy who left such a trail of destruction in his wake is now out of prison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Altman | 11/6/2012

    " eye opener on murder, sex, and the amish beliefs and way of living that lifestyle and being raised with very strict beliefs not for ones with weak stomachs very graphic "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hailey | 5/15/2012

    " just couldn't get into it...didn't finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 2/28/2012

    " A very well written true crime book. While I am always saddened by what has truly happened, I enjoy reading this genre to try to help me understand what makes villians the way they are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 12/29/2011

    " Very shocking and sad read about a former Amish man who appears to have turned into a serial killer. Interesting reading about the Amish culture and how some struggle against their rigid beliefs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy French-phillips | 8/25/2011

    " This was an excellent true crime novel. However, I found the writer's obsession with the fact that Eli was gay odd. The writer focuses on this part of the story much more than necessary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ananda | 7/12/2011

    " I do have a fondness for true crime, but this I found particularly difficult to read. Anyone who takes the life of their own child, deserves to rot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 4/26/2011

    " I read this book awhile back and I still can remember it. It is such sad, sad story! I could have cried! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hailey | 4/25/2011

    " just couldn't get into it...didn't finish
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/2/2011

    " A very well written true crime book. While I am always saddened by what has truly happened, I enjoy reading this genre to try to help me understand what makes villians the way they are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonya | 1/15/2011

    " Not as well written as Deep Dark and way too many sex details, but a good read. Also, why the title change? Not really any Amish secrets--just a wacko! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 11/6/2010

    " One of my favorite true crime books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *•.?.•*Sabrina*•.?.•* | 5/18/2009

    " One of the saddest books I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/13/2009

    " I read this book awhile back and I still can remember it. It is such sad, sad story! I could have cried! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 7/13/2008

    " This was my first Gregg Olsen true crime book, and I found it fascinating to follow the crimes of a former Amishman. In fact, it would not surprise me if he committed crimes that were never proven or discovered yet. Gregg is one of the top true crime writers of his generation.

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 6/1/2008

    " Very shocking and sad read about a former Amish man who appears to have turned into a serial killer. Interesting reading about the Amish culture and how some struggle against their rigid beliefs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 2/15/2008

    " Somewhat interesting, definitely sad. Especially since the guy who left such a trail of destruction in his wake is now out of prison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma | 1/13/2008

    " Id rec this to ne1. if uve neva read tru crime b4 start wit this one. i'm only 13 and got a real buzzzzz out of it. theres som weirdy peeps out there! gregg olsen is fab "

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About the Author
Author Gregg Olsen

Gregg Olsen is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author that made his young adult fiction debut with Empty Coffin, a suspenseful thriller series inspired by the most scandalous true crimes in recent history. With over a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction alike, and sales of over one million copies to his credit, Olsen expertly explores the dark underbelly of society and masterfully brings to light each chilling tale. His young adult novel, Envy, was chosen as the Washington State selection for the National Book Festival. Considered one of the country’s foremost true crime experts, Olsen brings his edgy storytelling talents to Betrayal, the follow-up to Envy.

About the Narrator

Jeffrey Kafer is a voice-over artist and audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than sixty books spanning numerous genres.