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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe McGinniss Narrator: Michael McConnohie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781482977387
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At thirty-nine, Nancy Kissel had it all: the royal lifestyle of the expatriate wife, three young children, and what a friend described as “the best marriage in the universe.” That marriage—to investment banker Robert Kissel—ended one November night in 2003 in their luxury apartment high above Hong Kong’s glittering Victoria Harbour when Robert was murdered and Nancy became the prime suspect. Her 2005 trial captivated Hong Kong’s expatriate community and attracted global attention. Less than a year after the jury returned its unexpected verdict, Rob’s brother, Andrew, was also found dead, stabbed in the back at his multimillion-dollar Greenwich mansion.

Never Enough is the harrowing true story of two brothers, who grew up wanting to own the world but instead wound up murdered half a world apart, and of Nancy Kissel, a modern American woman for whom having it all might not have been enough.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s riveting and compulsively readable...McGinniss patiently unravels the case with plenty of fresh reporting.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “McGinniss brilliantly deconstructs the highly dysfunctional Kissels...You can’t argue with his ability to tell a good story. Readers of Never Enough get front-row seats to someone else’s family horror fest.”

    USA Today

  • “McGinniss...makes it absorbingly believable.”

    New York Daily News

  • “The author of the true crime classic Fatal Vision returns with a double-barreled homicide narrative… Joe McGinniss’ account of these family tragedies, one of them still unsolved, draws on his access to numerous Kissel relatives and friends.”

    BarnesandNoble.com, editorial review

  • “Readers have a real treat waiting for them in Joe McGinniss’ latest book.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “In McGinniss’ compelling account, the Kissel family—full of potential but riven by endless battles among the brothers and their sister and father—represent the American tragedy in which ambition and the pursuit of wealth turn deadly.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The Kissel family appeared to have it all…However, behind the glorious façade of these two families lay darkness and disaster…McGinniss does a fine job of bringing together the numerous threads to create a riveting story. Narrated by Michael McConnohie, this book should find a home in libraries with true crime collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “This is a mesmerizing tale, with more twists and turns than most steamy crime novels. The irony of two wasted lives makes this cautionary tale perfect reading for a chilly autumn evening.”

    Tucson Citizen

  • “Reader Michael McConnohie’s superb performance brings the Kissel family to life with a paced, breathless style that leaves the listener waiting for every line. McConnohie’s portrayal of Nancy is particularly memorable, seeming to invade her psyche to discover whether her tales of physical and verbal abuse are true or the machinations of a troubled soul.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/11/2014

    " Never Enough was the type of book that I didn't want to put down. It told the story of Rob Kissel's life and death very well, keeping the reader on the edge of his or her seat. The very end of the book gives you a tiny bit of insight into the murder of Rob Kissel's brother, Andrew. To read more about both Rob's and Andrew's murder, I suggest also reading A Family Cursed: The Kissell Dynasty, a Gilded Fortune, and Two Brutal Murders by Kevin McMurray. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Herman | 2/10/2014

    " Quite the gripping story! This true crime book really held my interest. The Kissel family moved to Hong Kong because of Dad's new job and Mom just couldn't handle the change - nor the fact that she had to leave her lover at home in his trailer in Vermont. The way Nancy Kissel decides to take care of her depression is pretty insane. As is the rest of the Kissel family. I read this book so fast and was completely enthralled with the story. A must-read for any fan of true crime, or the Oxygen show Snapped! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Harris | 2/9/2014

    " I love all true crime books. My only complaint about this book is that it seemed so one sided. I wonder if nancy Kissel had any real motive, or was she really that awful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/6/2014

    " Good beach read - not a masterpiece by any means but compelling story/pageturner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/4/2014

    " Great true crime case... moves fast. McGinniss is a master of true crime. "

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

    " Really good for the true crime category! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/28/2014

    " This true story has everything...murder, sex, greed, power, etc. It is a sick family saga that is unbelievable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 1/27/2014

    " This is based on a true story of tremendous greed, nannies, and a wife who is a rotten mother and wife. She lies and cheats and sets her husband up as a brutal sexual predator. Then she kills him. Nancy Kissel makes Lucrezia Borgia just look a little naughty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 1/23/2014

    " This isn't anywhere near one of the best books I've read recently but it was a compelling true life story. After the first few chapters I thought I would get bored with the story however I kept reading and after a few more chapters I was sucked into the sensational soap opera that was the Kissel's lives. It was interesting look into the wealthy investment banker lifestyle although at times I felt like I was indulging myself in a tabloid like publication. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/18/2014

    " The woman was loopy for sure!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmie | 1/3/2014

    " Love Joe McGinnis' style of writing and story telling, so I read this book. Sad story, but very well told and very interesting. Actually, quite tragic, but an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Luckenbihl | 12/22/2013

    " money does'nt take the place of love "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 12/22/2013

    " Be content with what you have because the more monies you have, the more you want. There's never enough! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/28/2013

    " really mindless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne Dawson | 11/15/2013

    " Great book. Would like to have read a bit more about Rob... Slightly biased I think BUT how could manslaughter ever even be a consideration? 100% premeditated! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neida | 4/23/2013

    " As true crime stories go, this is a well written, gripping account of a marriage gone terribly wrong. Very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 4/22/2013

    " Good summer read: a definite page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 3/20/2013

    " An excellent account of the murder of Rob Kissel by his sick, sick wife. I absolutely could not put this down. Such a sad story, yet gripping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gressell | 1/30/2013

    " story of people obsessed with wealth and making money with no morals at all "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/11/2013

    " I loved this book! I did not want to put it down. Nancy was evil, and deserves what she received. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/25/2012

    " true story about a successful investment banker family.....I got to the murder part. His wife sucks. I can't believe this is based on a true story and real family. Awful, tragic and unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/5/2012

    " This is an amazing story. Hard to believe it's true. Goes to show that money and things don't make people happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ==Anne== Byrne | 11/19/2011

    " A true crime book about an investment banker who hit the big time during the boom years and his unfortunate murder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Summers | 9/25/2011

    " Rather disappointing read. Could have been the actual crime details rather than the author. This book feel far short of my expectations after reading Fatal Vision, Cruel Doubt, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 6/26/2011

    " I don't usually read true murder books but this one was very good. I liked how it included historical references including the Hong Kong financial crisis and the SARS epidemic. It wasn't gory and kept me interested the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 5/7/2011

    " It was an interesting read about greed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/8/2011

    " I listened to this on CD, but they don't list this edition on Goodreads.

    A compelling story about a woman obsessed. Pretty disturbing. I particularly liked the follow-through this book provided, about what happened since the trial. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 10/12/2010

    " I don't believe that Nancy was ever physically abused. I think she was a spoiled brat and wanted all of Rob's money so she could live with Michael for the rest of her life. I do wonder who murdered Andrew? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayleigh | 7/20/2010

    " This is so gritty!!

    And a true story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gressell | 7/14/2010

    " story of people obsessed with wealth and making money with no morals at all
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ==Anne== | 4/5/2010

    " A true crime book about an investment banker who hit the big time during the boom years and his unfortunate murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese | 3/7/2010

    " One of the best book I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 1/26/2010

    " An excellent account of the murder of Rob Kissel by his sick, sick wife. I absolutely could not put this down. Such a sad story, yet gripping. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/19/2010

    " Facinating story...great writing...not really...but really facinating story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 1/12/2010

    " I love all true crime books. My only complaint about this book is that it seemed so one sided. I wonder if nancy Kissel had any real motive, or was she really that awful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 12/8/2009

    " If there was a way to give this book a zero star rating, I would do that. Read it if you want to feel very "normal" in your life and marriage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/6/2009

    " This is a fascinating story about the American expat who killed her investment banker husband in HK a few years ago. She's still in jail here and is referred to as the "milkshake murderer". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/1/2009

    " This is an amazing story. Hard to believe it's true. Goes to show that money and things don't make people happy. "

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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

Michael McConnohie has appeared in soap operas, cartoons, prime-time television, and on stage. His audiobook readings have ranged from true crime to history, biography, science, self-help, and poetry. He has seen much of the world as a supervisor of foreign versions of major American films and has written and directed English versions of many prominent foreign films. He believes that a good book is a friend you can visit over and over again and always enjoy the conversation.