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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pete Earley Narrator: Alan Skla Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fifteen-year-old Tony Ciaglia had everything a teenager could want—good grades, good athletic skills, and good friends—until he suffered a horrific head injury at summer camp. Pronounced clinically dead three times by helicopter paramedics before he reached a hospital, Ciaglia lapsed into a coma. When he emerged, his right side was paralyzed and he had to relearn how to walk, talk, and even how to eat. The areas of his brain that were damaged required him to take countless pills to control his emotions and rages. Abandoned and shunned by his friends, he began writing to serial killers on a whim and discovered that his traumatic brain injury—which made him an outcast to his peers—enabled him to emotionally connect with notorious murderers in a unique way. Soon many of America’s most dangerous psychopaths were revealing heinous details to Tony about their crimes—even those they’d never been convicted of. The killers opened up to him, trusted him, and called him a “best friend.” But there was a price. As Tony found himself being drawn deeper and deeper into their violent worlds of murder, rape, and torture, he was pushed to the brink of despair and, at times, forced to question his own sanity—until he found a way to put his unusual gift to use. Asked by investigators for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for help in solving a murder, Tony began launching his own personal searches for forgotten victims, incredibly with clues often provided to him voluntarily by the killers themselves.

The Serial Killer Whisperer takes listeners into the minds of murderers in a way that has never been done before—straight from a killer’s thoughts. It is also an inspiring—albeit sometimes terrifying—tale of an American family whose idyllic life is shattered by a terrible accident and how healing and closure came to a tormented man in the most unlikely way: by connecting with monsters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For [listeners] of true crime and psychology and others interested in the workings of the brain.”

    Library Journal

  • “Definitely not for the faint of heart, this as a macabre, stomach-turning glimpse at true crime’s most evil villains.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Wanda | 2/11/2014

    " I am sorry I read this awful book. It contains a plethora of morally bankrupt narrative composed by some of the most monstrous killers on death row. Unlike others, I did not consider it pornographic, so much as boring. These are empty people who think and act in horrible ways. They do not need an audience for their rants and their reliving of their vicious deeds. I was not particularly shocked as others have been because this book contains no more shocking material than the average Ann Rule book. It's just that the murders themselves describe their deeds in their own empty, affectless way. As far as Tony and his family -- oh please. I cannot believe that this family encouraged this guy to correspond with AND TO VISIT these monsters. They kept much from the police and they played at "Criminal Minds" which is kind of perverse. The most disgusting aspect was that Tony shared details of his sex life in his correspondence with these killers. And we are supposed to think he is an upstanding guy who helped the cops?? I think not. Don't bother with this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laura | 2/6/2014

    " Tony's story was quite interesting. I skipped all the rest of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tiffany T | 2/5/2014

    " I think its important to research and understand all aspects of human nature and history. I could not keep reading this book however, the descriptions of violence and graphic crimes were too much for me and I became ill, still I think there are some very positive messages in book with regards to recovery and hope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve Miller | 1/28/2014

    " Slow starter but gains speed about halfway through with more citations from the letters by the killers. Earley does a great job taking the reader back and forth between the life of the Whisperer, Tony, and the inmates. "

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