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From the summer of 1979 through the spring of 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, was held under siege by a serial killer, and dozens of victims started to appear. The series of murders, which became known as the “Atlanta Child Murders case”, gripped the city of Atlanta with fear and shocked the nation because most of the victims were children. The fact that the victims were all Black and mostly male caused many in Atlanta’s Black community to fear their children were being targeted by a racist conspiracy.

In this true-crime audiobook, you will hear about how the Atlanta Child Murders case put a city under siege and how a task force of law-enforcement officers from several different agencies eventually captured the killer. You will follow the investigation as the police use what was at the time fairly new techniques of criminal profiling and fiber evidence to capture and convict the killer. For many around the country, once the killer was arrested, it was difficult to accept. The killer was a young, nerdy-looking man named Wayne Williams. To many people, his background didn’t seem to indicate he was a serial killer, but the professional profilers knew otherwise!

Open the following audiobook and learn the true story of Wayne Williams and the Atlanta Child Murders. You will learn about how Williams evolved from a nerdy kid who loved electronics into what is perhaps the most prolific Black serial killer. You will be horrified by some of the details of this case, but you will not be able to pause this audiobook.

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Horrible and Unforgivable Book

The narrator constantly mispronounces the name of one of the child victims as “Geeter”; it’s pronounced “Jeeter”. He’s a well known victim out of over 20 murdered children and the narrator got it wrong. Repeatedly.
The author refers to children as young as 9 as “hustlers” and “street kids.” If they weren’t black & selling air fresheners the author would have called them “ambitious and smart.”
There’s no evidence nor has there been any suggestion that any of these kids died in “domestic situations”. The author made that conclusion on his own. I’m offended by it.
As far as the kids being “unsupervised” they were abducted during the DAY TIME not far from home. One was leaving a basketball game. One was at a local store. And so on and so on. The author has more racist undertones but I think you all get the picture.
I’m returning this book and will never buy anything else written by this man.
Last thing: this book lacks critical details, is repetitive, and m the writing is mediocre.

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Classic about The Atlanta Child Murders . . .

There aren’t very many books available on the Atlanta Child Murders...so I jumped at the chance to review this when it was offered to me in exchange for my honest review. Even though I was already familiar with this case, listening to the timeline of the murders again from start to finish was quite satisfying, and rather nostalgic (I remember seeing this on the news). I enjoyed it a LOT. I have already relistened to it several times. A classic true crime for sure.

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Good narrator

Not being for Milear With this case jack does a great job giving the necessary facts
Also interesting To see how police worked with the tech Limitations of the time
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Good Telling of Wayne Williams' Story

Been listening to true crimes for a while now, after all, it is truly stranger than fiction. Jack Rosewood is one of my favorite story tellers of true crime. He does the research and really tells you the story as if he was there. I like all the information he includes and how he unfolds it within the story. Everything flows seamlessly and I prefer his way of telling the stories versus many of the other mediums you can catch the information.

Wayne Williams truly has a weird story. I am not a profiler, but, I wouldn’t have expected the person he was to do the things he did. Definitely different from some of the other true crime stories I have listened to. If you want something a little bit different, you should check this out.

Kevin Kollins is a great narrator for this type of book. He has narrated other Jack Rosewood books and I’m glad he continues to do them. His voice is perfect for documentary type stories, just like Rod Serling’s voice was perfect for the Twilight Zone.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Book is Good but depressing. Narrator has a Lisp

After watching Mind Hunter on Netflix, I wanted to learn more about Wayne Williams. This book is relatively short and isn't nearly as in depth as Ann Rule's or Jack Olsen's books. But it is the best I could find on Audible on the subject. Overall I think it's average. But what drove me crazy listenening to this is the narrator has a pronounced lisp. I understand this is a disability and shouldn't be discriminated against. But having said that, I simply don't understand how anyone could hire a narrator with a lisp. Or how anyone with a lisp would think they should be a professional narrator or voice over talent.

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This is a terrible book, don’t waste
Your money. I’m not sure where the information came from But even basic facts are incorrect.

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good story, poorly written

the story includes relevant information about the Atlanta child murders, narrated with a lisp that rarely distracts. unfortunately, the writing is sometimes redundant and sprinkled with random bits of related information that feels incomplete and opinionated. worth a listen because it's relatively short. basically, it reads like an eight grade paper.

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Good review of a horrible crime

The author did a good job relaying the evidence of events that occurred in Atlanta during the 80s. This was a horrific crime committed by a narcissistic psychopath. If you enjoy reading about serial killers you will enjoy this book.

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Good book; Excellent narration

This book gives an excellent account/recap of the child killer case of Wayne Williams in the late 90s. The narration especially brings the details to life, thereby making the listening thrilling, chilling, and yet fascinating.

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Interesting book.

This book gives a great recap of the 1979-1981 murders in Atlanta. The story of Wayne Williams and the efficiency of the law enforcement agencies: despite the limitations in technology at the time. Excellent narration too.

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  • 04-10-19

Exciting and thrilling book.

This book has delivered an excellent account of the child killer case. Prior to reading this book, I only had a brief detail of the story. However, the author takes an in-depth approach to telling the story. These details are what makes this book exciting, while the actual story is quite thrilling. This book would, however, mostly be appropriate for those who love crime stories, investigations, etc.
The narration is very good as well.

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  • Munchie
  • 01-20-19

A fab read!

This was a terrific book. Gripping, kept me wanting more! I really enjoy Jacks style of writing. The book is excellent. Fans of true crime wont be disappointed! It kept me wanting more right to the very end!

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