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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ryne Douglas Pearson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Ryne Douglas Pearson has been compared to both Thomas Harris and James Patterson. In Top Ten he delves into the heart and mind of a tormented man who becomes the terrifying killer known as Michaelangelo. Michaelangelo believes himself to be an artist of unparalleled vision. He stages elaborate murders and sends pictures of his work to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During an attack at a post office, he sees that he is number 10 on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted poster. Enraged, he decides to take his art in a new direction. He will become number one by killing everyone else on the list.

When up-and-coming FBI agent Ariel Grace is assigned to the task force, she discovers that number five is actually another agent under deep cover. Now Ariel finds herself in a desperate race to find one of her own before Michaelangelo does. Ryne Douglas Pearson's Top Ten is a look at both the madness that produces human monsters and the dedication of those determined to stop them. George Guidall's chilling narration pulls the listener right into the middle of this suspense filled non-stop tour de force.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/1/2012

    " Twain's stories were my favorite, and this CD introduced me to Ambrose Bierce. I also enjoyed these stories. Stephen Crane I can take or leave, however. I might have left Jack London's too but only because he is best read in novels you'd like to cozy up next to a fire & read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 11/17/2011

    " Mark Twain's stories were thoroughly entertaining. Stephen Crane's were not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 6/6/2011

    " Great classic stories. Fun to hear. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cris | 7/9/2010

    " I didn't particularly enjoy very many of the stories in this book. It was helpful to learn about some of the authors and the ones I would like to read more. By the time I reached the end, I couldn't even listen to the stories by Jack Frost as I was so done with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen-Marie Freeman | 5/26/2010

    " My favorite were the Ambrose Bierce and Jack London selections. Least favorite were the Stephen Crane. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misterd11 | 11/9/2008

    " This may be cheating, but I'm counting this even though I "read" it on audio-book. 4 stories by Mark Twain & 2 by Stephen Crane. The Crane stories seemed weak when read aloud. The two stories each by Ambrose Bierce and Jack London were brutal and riveting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 10/19/2008

    " Paint-by-numbers "female cop chases serial killer" book, so close to Silence of the Lambs it's kind of ridiculous. Weak characters, a nonsensical story-line, and a climax that did nothing for me. Pass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi | 9/10/2007

    " This was a fun read. It's like watching a long episode of CSI, with some of the most inventive death scenes ever imagined. It was hard to take seriously at times, but still--pure entertainment. "

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About the Author
Author Ryne Douglas Pearson

Ryne Douglas Pearson is an accomplished novelist and screenwriter. His novel Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. The film Knowing, based on his original script, was released in 2009 and opened at the top of the box office. Receiving four stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it among the best science fiction films Ive seen, it became a worldwide success. He has also done uncredited work on films such as the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Eye. Despite the often dark nature of his novels and films, Entertainment Weekly has noted him as having a sweet, disarming quality,” an accusation he has been unable to shake. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America: West and the International Thriller Writers. He lives in California with his wife, children, and two dogs.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.