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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,933 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe McGinniss Narrator: Christopher Reeve Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9780743581745
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Fatal Vision is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies committing. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chilling…a haunting resurrection of crime and punishment.”

    Time

  • “A haunting horror story told in compelling detail.”

    Newsweek 

  • “Riveting, first rate and frightening.”

    Playboy

  • “This is the real thing…a terrific book that will keep you up until two in the morning.”

    Chicago Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernie | 1/26/2014

    " One of the best true crime books ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 1/25/2014

    " Classic true crime book about a Green Beret who murders his pregnant wife and two little girls. There's some controversy about how much of this book is true and how much was over dramatized by the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/6/2014

    " Another true crime story, very intriguing!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alwa | 12/28/2013

    " True Crime April continues! Drier than the Ann Rule...a lot of plain old trial transcripts, which is a little disappointing when you know the juicy backstory (between MacDonald and McGinniss, not the murders themselves). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 12/13/2013

    " amazing. creepy. extremely well written. I had some trouble falling asleep and think about this book all the time..it is always in my head! I highly suggest it, I couldn't put it down. Fabulous work of nonfiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 12/12/2013

    " If you want to be scared out of your wits.....read this book. Its a true story that will suck you in until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee S. | 11/25/2013

    " One of my favorite books of all time, and one of the best true crime books ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeani | 10/22/2013

    " Re-read again this summer, with the "newer" parts added. I am fascinated by the description of the type of person who can and did these things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 9/14/2013

    " Being from NC, this has always interested me, and I still keep up with the good doctor to see if he's ever released from prison. Good thing he hasn't been yet. Sad story, but chilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steffie Corcoran | 8/28/2013

    " I'm curious about Errol Morris' new book, a revisitation and reseeing of the murder case first explored in this book, which I swallowed hook, line, and knife. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Fuller | 7/7/2013

    " Fascinating, true crime novel. Read this after seeing the movie on TV. Goes into lots of detail which is great for anyone who likes to weigh the evidence and decide for themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/21/2013

    " want to read again but is out of print and library doesn't have a copy. maybe amazon or ebay can help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Schapiro | 12/24/2012

    " I have read this book cover to cover at least four times. It totally fascinates me. True story, great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 11/14/2012

    " I was very engrossed in the details of this horrific case. I am saddened that the family and those involved will never know the truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June Boudreaux | 8/31/2012

    " very good book about the jeffrey Mcdonald murders..very detailed... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy L. | 8/6/2012

    " The book that started my interest in true crime. And yeah, he did it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/1/2012

    " Yup...he did it! Well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/11/2012

    " One of the outstanding works in the true crime genre. McGinniss really got to know his subject well. There's just something extra evil about people who try to frame someone else for their crimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randrussell | 8/27/2011

    " this and helter skelter are at the top of the list of the true crime genre, in my humble opinion. no, i'm not a psycho just because i read a little true crime every so often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Cook | 7/8/2011

    " Very good. I think you'll have a definite opinion on Dr. MacDonald's guilt or innocence after reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 5/20/2011

    " DNF. To gruesome, writing interesting but super detailed about family relationships, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 5/6/2011

    " I actually read this years ago, right after it came out. It was Intriguing to read and showed how his mind wove this amazing plot of a break in of druggies. I think he really believed it to be true. How his poor family suffered, what a psychotic bastard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 3/9/2011

    " One of my favorite books of all time, and one of the best true crime books ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 3/4/2011

    " Long-winded but interesting account of the MacDonald killings in Fort Bragg, North Carolina back in the early 70s, and the ultimate arrest and conviction of Green Beret Jeffery MacDonald for slaughtering his wife and two young daughters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/6/2011

    " Tragic, fascinating true crime story. This is a re-read for me. I read it before a long time ago, and it just makes me want to cry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 1/7/2011

    " Great, especially if you like murder mysteries - that are nonfiction. Not as good as Helter Skelter but a good second choice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iris | 12/11/2010

    " One of my favorite true crime books of all time. Right next to "In Cold Blood." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelli | 9/9/2010

    " Tried and tried, but just couldn't get into this one. Disappointing since it's a genre I usually really enjoy, but the writing just didn't keep me interested. I finally gave up about halfway through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 7/29/2010

    " I read this many years ago.. still remember it being an entertaining and engrossing read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micky | 5/29/2010

    " A great book. He is so gulity and insane hope he rots "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ? Southern ? Bookworm ? | 5/27/2010

    " This has to be one of my most favorite true crime novels. Did he or didn't he? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/22/2010

    " I've read this book several times, and I'm always impressed by the blood evidence. There were certainly serious errors made, but there was also a lot of lying by McDonald and some untrustworthy "witnesses." I'm convinced that McDonald is guilty, and find this a fascinating story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/21/2010

    " One of the outstanding works in the true crime genre. McGinniss really got to know his subject well. There's just something extra evil about people who try to frame someone else for their crimes. "

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About the Author
Author Joe McGinniss

Joe McGinniss is a writer of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. He first came to prominence with the bestseller The Selling of the President, which described the marketing of the then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, and he has authored numerous books since then.

About the Narrator

Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved early stardom for his acting achievements, especially his movie portrayal of fictional superhero Superman. An equestrian accident in 1995 that left him a quadriplegic also sparked his career in activism. He spent much of his adult life lobbying on behalf of other patients with spinal injuries and founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and the Reeve-Irving Research Center to aid stem cell research.