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4.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John E. Douglas Narrator: John E. Douglas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins -- including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray -- for a landmark study to understand their motives. To get inside their minds.

He is Special Agent John Douglas, the model for law enforcement legend Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris's thrillers Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, and the man who ushered in a new age in behavorial science and criminal profiling. Recently retired after 25 years of service, John Douglas can finally tell his unique and compelling story.

With journalist Mark Olshaker, he gives us a behind the scenes look at his fascinating career, revisiting his journeys into the dark recesses and calculated madness present only in our worst nightmares. This is the true-crime work everyone has been waiting for -- by the Mind Hunter himself.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachelle | 2/20/2014

    " This is the book that got me hooked on John Douglas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 2/13/2014

    " I first read this in college in my Intro to Psychology class in 2001. I had nightmares for weeks but was strangely drawn to it and kept it on my bookcase for 8 years and here I am rereading it again. Apparently, I've been quite desensitized to the material. Whether it be from watching too many hours of A & E and Crime TV or whether my profession working with juveniles for the Department of Corrections is to blame, I am uncertain. Only one story had me reeling this time. Douglas paints a bleak picture, touching on many serial killers, murderers, and rapists. Do I fully agree with what Mr. Douglas is saying about profiling? I'm not sure. Some things are pretty generic and seem to be resultant of common sense. Did others use these techniques before Douglas? Again I don't know. Overall a compelling read but not for those who are squeemish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 2/2/2014

    " Great read, but not just for story time. It reads something like a textbook or instructional, but is a great insight into profilers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 1/29/2014

    " A fascinating book! John Douglas takes us through a good handful of cases he worked in the time he spent with the FBI's profiling unit, and describes the people he interacted with and the process of coming up with a criminal profile and all the details that go into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 1/24/2014

    " John Douglas' best book. I would give it more stars if I could. It took me alot longer to read this book because of the detailed information in it. That being said, I would read it again in a moments notice..it was so good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Gibbs | 1/19/2014

    " I could barely put this book down! It was fascinating and analytical and I loved it! I am disappointed that it had to end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~mischief~ | 1/17/2014

    " anyone that has any interest in profiling i highly recommend this. Have read it multiple times and there is always more to learn from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 1/4/2014

    " Serial killers are fascinating and this book covers the big'uns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Loftin | 12/26/2013

    " I'm not really a "true crime" guy -- generally hate that stuff, but I found this on my dad's bookshelf a few years ago and it was pretty fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/13/2013

    " Very interesting. Could not stop reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 12/6/2013

    " Not for the faint of heart. John Douglas has had an intense career profiling some of the world's most renown serial killers, which he describes in incredible detail in this book. It was a striking look into the minds and actions of criminals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 12/5/2013

    " Initially it was fairly interesting but as Douglas went into more and more cases, the perpetrators all began to sound alike. Eventually I laid the book aside. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Topolub | 11/19/2013

    " An interesting perspective into psychopaths "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derrin Mitchell | 10/5/2013

    " Enjoy all of John Douglas's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesa Adalian | 9/2/2013

    " Was dry in spots but overall an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 8/11/2013

    " A bit slow at times, but very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tbone | 7/22/2013

    " Great book. Will help you understand and profile serial killers as you learn from the person who understands serial killers probably as good as anyone out there. This guy is pretty amazing and has info on every major serial killer out there period. Smart guy. Good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Farrar | 6/20/2013

    " Seriously, this will petrify you when you learn how awful people can be to each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 6/2/2013

    " Excellent true-life stories about how profiling began in the FBI. Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn Bruce | 1/29/2013

    " Fabulous book written by a guy who knows first hand what he is talking about. More facts crammed into these pages that you will almost anywhere else in multiple sources. And best of all: It's the real deal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 7/13/2012

    " Robert Ressler's books are better. Douglas is a bit too full of himself. Regardless of which, it's talks a lot about behaviorial sciences and even has a case from Wilkes-Barre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Young | 4/11/2012

    " I found learning how a predator thinks to be very interesting. It is scary that the stories are true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 3/11/2012

    " Great book, I wish there was just a little more insight into some of the cases they profiled on. Overall good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/23/2012

    " This is the book that inspired me to follow my dreams and undertake Psychology and Criminalogy Degrees at university "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Belanger | 12/10/2011

    " Well-written, as usual, and memorable for both the writing and the content. I wrote in a journal: "It reinforces that Epicurus quote for me: 'If God listened to the prayer of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are for ever praying for evil against one another.'" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 11/4/2011

    " Great great book. Told by the man who created serial profiling within the FBI. I suggest this book to people who are intersted in this topic. It discusses how the procedure came to be and how it works when identifying a serial killer. The book refers back to several true life situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/23/2011

    " This book is by far the scariest book I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl S. | 4/9/2011

    " Have long admired the work done by John Douglas and found this book fascinating and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 4/9/2011

    " Interesting to see how the FBI tracks down crimals... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Artemis | 1/31/2011

    " I liked it - it was a combination memior and "get inside the mind of a serial killer." I found it was an excellent reference in developing a sociopathic character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harold | 1/9/2011

    " What a great life story of a true hunter of real life monsters. If you are a fan of true crime or shows like Criminal Minds then you will love this book. In my honest opinion John Douglas is a hero !!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/1/2010

    " This guy has an ego the size of San Francisco, but he is truly a genius when it comes to crime investigation and profiling. The stories in this book are scarier than any horror movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viridis | 10/16/2010

    " Ye gods the man is arrogant. But, I greatly enjoyed reading this book. I find his writing intelligent, informative and as entertaining as a book of this type can be. I've since read several other books by Mr. Douglas and am waiting for more to arrive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tbone | 10/1/2010

    " Great book. Will help you understand and profile serial killers as you learn from the person who understands serial killers probably as good as anyone out there. This guy is pretty amazing and has info on every major serial killer out there period. Smart guy. Good book. "

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