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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Schiller Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9780061135392
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From the author of #1 New York Times bestseller American Tragedy.

Nothing written about the death of JonBenet Ramsey can possibly prepare the listener for the revelations in this audiobook. Here, acclaimed writer Lawrence Schiller reveals for the first time the uncensored true story of the events that unfolded on Christmas night of 1996 and the unthinkable damage suffered by a community in the aftermath. This gripping, definitive account finally answers the question: What happened in the town of Boulder, Colorado?

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town is a brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it was not prepared to deal with. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, this is a tour de force that will fascinate listeners for years to come.

It is read by Ron McLarty on four cassettes. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Schiller…sets the crime scene, identifies the cast, and escorts the readers along the twisting path of the investigation.”

    New York Daily News

  • “The most detailed account of the mysterious killing.”

    Boston Herald

  • “Anyone looking for a true-crime book that is not only informative—and frightening—will find a winner in Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

    Detroit Free Press

  • “The first ‘serious’ study of the case…Schiller demonstrates why he is the perfect writer to chronicle murder stories that have captured public attention.”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • “Impressive…Perfect Murder is an avalanche of information with details galore…Provides all that readers could want to know about the JonBenét killing and investigation…one of the nations most vexing, unsolved murders.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “An encyclopedic reconstruction of the investigation.”

    International Herald Tribune

  • “Satisfying—and chilling.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • ANew York Times Bestseller
  • AUSA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellis | 2/19/2014

    " This book was sooooooo long, I found it quite boring actually.. I did finish it, but it took my quite a while! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 2/5/2014

    " I got 57% of the way through this before calling it quits. I love true crime stories, and length of book isn't daunting for a speed reader, but this book is frankly a bore after the first 200 pages. As one other apt reviewer put it, If someone farted within the vicinity of someone who knew Jonbenet, it's documented here. The constant asides and first-person recollections detract from the narrative utterly and completely. Not suited for someone reading multiple books at once due to lack of chapters or sections. Calling it quits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Venessa | 1/19/2014

    " WTF?!? I am deeply disturbed by incompetence and idiocy, wherever it strikes... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oskar Arnold | 12/24/2013

    " Hugely detailed- one needs to be patient and very willing to make their way through this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 12/2/2013

    " I don't care what the media or people say, the parents either done it or know who did... Sad, sad story... "

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

    " Schiller does a great job presenting all sides of the case. Now I don't know what to think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 11/16/2013

    " I listened to the the abridged audio recording of this book, which might be why I didn't experience all of the irrelevant details that others are describing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne Baines | 3/21/2013

    " Seemed very biased when I read it and that turned out to be a good instinct. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Roe | 2/28/2012

    " A book that you can't put down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 9/9/2011

    " Of course, I knew when I started this book that there wouldn't really be a resolution, but I was still let down in the end. I'm not sure why. It's such a sad and scary story. Too much weirdness going on! Freakin' Boulder... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 9/1/2011

    " This is the story of the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey in Boulder. After reading this, I felt there was an accident of some sort in the home on that Christmas night and the parents did it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 5/20/2011

    " A good tale of the police investigation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 4/9/2011

    " I don't care what the media or people say, the parents either done it or know who did... Sad, sad story... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 8/29/2009

    " Of course, I knew when I started this book that there wouldn't really be a resolution, but I was still let down in the end. I'm not sure why. It's such a sad and scary story. Too much weirdness going on! Freakin' Boulder... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 6/11/2009

    " Seemed very biased when I read it and that turned out to be a good instinct. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Schiller

Lawrence Schiller ranks among our greatest investigative journalists. In addition to his bestselling books, he has written for the New Yorker and other major publications. For many years he has appeared as an on-air consultant for the ABC and NBC networks. He lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.