• Everybody's Best Friend

  • The True Story of a Marriage That Ended in Murder
  • By: Ken Englade
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (100 ratings)

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Everybody's Best Friend

By: Ken Englade
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
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Inside a beautiful house in Philadelphia's ritzy Main Line section lay the body of a young mother - dead of an apparent drowning in her bathtub. With no sign of a break-in, no history of marital problems, and the naïve belief that these things sometimes just happen, Stefanie Rabinowitz's family prepared to bury the 29-year-old wife and mother. But at the 11th hour, because Stefanie was so young, and because there were no witnesses to her death, an autopsy was ordered. And what it revealed was unthinkable: Stefanie had been murdered - strangled in her home, then dragged into the tub to stage a fake drowning. Even more shocking was the suspected killer - Stefanie's 34-year-old husband, Craig: devoted family man, loyal husband, and "everybody's best friend".

When the astounding truth began to emerge, so did the tawdry double life of Craig Rabinowitz, a man so obsessed with a $2,000-a-week exotic dancer that his habit caused him to look to the insurance money he would get from murdering his wife. Now, with exclusive interviews and startling inside details, best-selling author Ken Englade blows wide open the shocking true account of a storybook marriage that ended in bone-chilling murder.

Contains mature themes.

©1999 Ken Englade (P)2021 Tantor

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I remember this case.

Could not get past narrator’s incorrect pronunciation of Jewish religious terms especially “shiva.”. Also, in the Philadelphia area, it’s “Center City” not City Center.

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Good Story

The story was interesting.

Some parts of the book repeated things they had already covered.

Other than that, I enjoyed the book very much.

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What a weasel

Well told tale of another A-hole who thought he was the smartest guy in the room and used everyone in his life like Kleenex. Narrator has a pleasant voice, fine reader, but was there no Jewish person in the studio to tell him that shiva has a short i like give or shiver? Shiva as he pronounces it (sheeva) is a Hindu Goddess. Otherwise a good true crime listen.

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Interesting case.

The narration was very good and smooth. The case was interesting. I also enjoyed the authors details of how the Jewish faith played a part in the planning and hopeful outcome for the murderer. A good read.

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  • 08-31-22

A “Can’t put down” audiobook!

Another great true crime book. The story was great, and the narration good but I did have to speed it up to 1.2x. I just wish the pronunciations were better because it grates on me. Partial list of repeatedly mispronounced words: petechiae, zolpidem, coup de grace. I get that these are not everyday words, but still, it’s annoying.

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  • 11-04-21

Terrible Narration

The narrator speaks far too quickly, in a very monotone voice, there is no difference when reading speech as there is when reading descriptions.

Completely ruined the book