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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,088 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Douglas, Helen Hardt, John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker Narrator: John Douglas, Sebastian York, Neva Navarre, John E. Douglas Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as Ronnie Shelton, the serial rapist who terrorized Cleveland; and New York's notorious "Preppie Murder."

But Douglas also looks at obsession on the other side of the moral spectrum: his own career-long obsession with hunting these predators. Douglas shows us how we can all fight back and protect ourselves, our families, and loved ones against the scourge of the violent predators in our midst.

The first step is insight and understanding, and no one is better qualified to penetrate Obsession than John Douglas.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “John Douglas is the FBI’s pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement I’ve had the privilege of knowing…With Mr. Douglas we explore why there are monsters.” 

    Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “I rarely use the phrase ‘must read’…but I can’t think of a book that deserves it as much as Obsession. It’s a survival handbook.” 

    Eaton Register-Herald

  • “With the warmth and frank bias of a firsthand observer, Douglas, the founder and head of the FBI’s Investigative Support Unit and the inspiration for the character of Jack Crawford in Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon, here describes violent crimes and their consequences.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tastefully gory, with a soupcan of twisted sexual content and, considering its very rough subject, a minimum of rough language, Obsession is a treat for those who enjoy trying to make sense of the world of senseless violence.” 

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 2/19/2014

    " not nearly as good as his other books. particularly tough to read long chapters with long paragraphs without breaks in between. he quotes several other authors whose books I've read and that was kind of fun. chapter on robert chambers was interesting since I remember that case when it was in the news. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joline | 2/15/2014

    " I really liked this book... very informative. It really makes me want to go into this field, there are so many sick people out there. At the same time people need to be aware and that is also what this book does inform. There are so many people that just don't know, and this tells them where they can find information and can get help and that help is out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gail | 2/6/2014

    " One of the best ideas I got from this book is that we can all do something. We can either donate to one of the 2 programs JD talks about. We can watch out for our neighbors and ourselves. And we can pay attention to children who are showing signs of problems and help before it is too late. The author thinks the chances of most serial criminals rehabilitating is slim- they need to be reached early and young so they can set new patterns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Desiree Kern | 2/2/2014

    " Scary stuff, but if you like True Crime type stuff, this is also a good read. "

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