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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (404 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James B. Stewart Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Young, blond, handsome Dr. Michael Swango seemed a godsend wherever he was hired to practice medicine. But acclaim would turn to disbelief, dismay, then horror, as the evidence mounted that he could actually be murdering his patients. Then, Dr. Swango would leave that hospital -- only to be rehired at another. Today the FBI believes that Swango may be the most prolific serial killer in American history.

In Blind Eye, James Stewart takes listeners into the closed world of America's medical establishment, where doctors repeatedly accept the world of fellow physicians over that of nurses, hospital workers and patients -- even after the horrible truth emerges.

With prodigious investigative reporting, Stewart's mesmerizing account moves from the hospital rooms of the prestigious Ohio State University Hospitals to Illinois, South Dakota, New York and finally to a remote missionary hospital in Zimbabwe. There Stewart tracked down survivors, relatives of victims, shaken hospital workers -- and evidence that may finally lead Swango to be charged with murder. Stewart brings to riveting life the story of a psychopathic physician and those who protected, trusted, pursued and, in some cases, loved him.

Dr. Michael Swango slipped easily through the cracks. If Michael Swango could repeatedly slip through, who else has? With Blind Eye, James Stewart adds to his reputation as one of the country's most intrepid investigative reporters with this exposure of a dangerous doctor and a failed system. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Chillingly thorough…Wonderfully done…An elaborate journalistic reconstruction that has the fascination of an acutely observed and troubling novel.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “It’s a credit to the grace and authority of Stewart’s writing that despite Swango’s never having been convicted of murder, the reader does not question his capacity to kill…His examination of Swango’s psyche is meticulous and convincing.” 


  • “This true-crime story of a serial killer doctor is handled by journalist pro Stewart in unsparingly lean and mean terms…Stewart’s hard reporting skills yield a great nail-biter of a story, making for riveting listening.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fascinating and at times downright scary.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2000

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lacey | 2/19/2014

    " I cannot believe Dr. Swango got away with everything he did. It makes me a little nervous to go into the doctor. :-( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Medha Gitta | 2/17/2014

    " Engga terlalu suka yang biografi kayak gini. Sedikit membosankan :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Boles | 2/15/2014

    " Loved this book! About a doctor who got away with murder and it's a true story. Really interesting what a page turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aida M. | 2/13/2014

    " Stewart's book presents the facts uncovered over time pointing towards the guilt of Dr. Swango. Considered the worst serial killer in American history. "

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