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In the late hours of July 22, 1991, Detective Patrick "Pat" Kennedy of the Milwaukee Police Department was asked to respond to a possible homicide. Little did he know that he would soon be delving into the dark mind of one of America's most notorious serial killers, the "Milwaukee Cannibal", Jeffrey Dahmer.

As the media clamored for details, Kennedy spent the next six weeks, 16 hours a day, locked in an interrogation room with Dahmer. There, the 31-year-old killer described in lurid detail how he lured 17 young men to his apartment, where he strangled, sexually assaulted, dismembered, and in some cases, cannibalized his victims.

In Grilling Dahmer: The Interrogation of "the Milwaukee Cannibal", the listener is taken on a horrifying tour into the mind of evil as Kennedy patiently, meticulously listened to unspeakable horrors so that a monster would be taken off the streets forever.

©2021 Robyn Maharaj (P)2022 WildBlue Press

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Chilling but not needlessly gory

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"He was a desperately lonely and introverted man whose killing was not the end but rather a means to an end. For Dahmer, it was about obtaining attractive male bodies for sex and then having the company of their corpses."
- <I>Grilling Dahmer</I>

Excellent telling of Dahmer's confession without a bunch of adjectives aimed to make it excitingly gory. Straight and to the point, and chillingly without emotion.

This story is also about the detective who spent countless hours interviewing him.

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Wow, just Wow

OK, I knew Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer and cannibal. That's about all I knew.

Not only is all this information about the why and where very interesting, but you come away amazed a how Patrick Kennedy, the Detective that interviewed Dahmer, got the confessions, and helped identify all the victims, managed to hold it together for month after month of listening to all Dahmer had to tell.

Great listen.

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Brutally Honest and Intense

This audiobook covers the time after Dahmer’s arrest and the conversations between Dahmer and Pat Kennedy. Kennedy is the detective that broke down Dahmer’s mind and found a way to relate to and understand one of the most horrific people in history. This book also reveals the tactics detectives used to obtain the truth from Dahmer.

Patrick Kennedy and Robyn Maharaj actively chronicle the answers Dahmer provides, the criminal and court proceedings, and the conversations that were probably never meant to happen. The authors do an amazing job of visualizing the moments of Dahmer’s darkest days and the horrendous thoughts that run rampant through his mind. Kennedy and Maharaj do an amazing job of humanizing one of America’s most prolific serial killers.

The narrator, Tom Lennon, gives an excellent performance. He seemed enthusiastic and communicated the intensity of the dark and gruesome moments relayed in the story accurately and with clarity. I enjoyed Lennon’s performance and look forward to hearing more from him.

This book comes highly recommended for true crime enthusiasts for its brutal honesty, intensity, and deep dive into the mind of a dark sadist serial killer. The amount of research committed to this book is amazing and revealed never-before explored information.

There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook, it was well done.

Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.

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At times very interesting, at times quite boring

Gives great detail of the 6 weeks Pat spent with Dahmer and right up until Dahmer was sentenced and eventually killed. The magnitude of the significance of the event is captured very well, however there are lots of irrelevant details about Pats personal life which i found quite boring. Overall i would say this audiobook is worth it, the precise details of the most harrowing aspects of the case are very interesting, and impossible to find through documentarys.