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Publisher's Summary

There is only one John Douglas.

We first met Douglas in Mindhunter, which told the story of his brilliant and terrifying with the FBI until his retirement in 1995. And now, again with coauthor Mark Olshaker, he goes even further. We accompany him on the Journey Into Darkness that marks every case he examines; every instance in which he helps police identify the unknown perpetrator of a violent series of rapes, kidnappings, or murders through his remarkable criminal personality profiling.

In this fascinating audio experience, we journey with some of the brilliant and sensitive agents John has trained, who have carried on his work. We take a startlingly fresh look at the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman as if John had been asked by the LAPD to identify the killer through behavioral profiling. And we hear how a lifetime around killers and their victims has shaped his views on justice and punishment.

The Journey Into Darkness is a perilous one, but ultimately a hopeful one as well. For not only do we see from the men and women who track the most sadistic of criminals what a powerful weapon profiling has become, we also get advice on how we might better keep our children, our families and ourselves safe from harm. By making the Journey Into Darkness with John Douglas and his colleagues, we come away with an insight into the human condition that no one else can offer.

©1997 John E. Douglas (P)1997 Simon & Schuster

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Totally Amazing

I have been a fan of J.Douglas for a very long time. Reading *Anatomy of Motive* first. This book gives insight to the horrid minds of criminals that sometimes is tough to hear,,,But yet we need to hear it. Giving the reader new ways to protect themselves and their familys. I listened to it twice and would recommend this one to everyone.

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VERY INTERESTING!

Would you listen to Journey into Darkness again? Why?

Sure. It is very informative. You may catch something you missed before.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The stories of the suspects trials and what became of them did.

What three words best describe John E. Douglas’s performance?

Better than Mindhunters.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book more than Mindhunter because of the case work that he discusses.

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Not the full book

I bought this thinking it was the unabridged 16 hour version. It’s not! This is a waste of $10 and I wish I could get a refund. I still want to hear the full version as this one was choppy and weird.

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Hear it from the man!

An amazing insight into mind of the original mindhunter. It's also great to hear it from the man himself who spearheaded the FBIs Behavioral Sciences Unit. They fight the battle for our children, and innocent victims of these heinous acts.

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A good introduction but heavily abridged.

I have read the hardback of this and there is an awful lot removed from the original. I would recommend Audible and Douglas to consider an unabridged version. It was good enough to justify it!

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John Douglas is an extraordinary man.

This book is excellent 👌. Nothing even comes close to hearing John Douglas in his own words explain some of the cases he helped slove.

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Superb insight provided to the lay person!!

As a Victim Advocate, Mr. Douglas provided an alternative, behind-the-scenes look into victimology and the criminal mind.
Since picking his brain is off-limits to a lower level worker in a our criminal justice system, I will continue to read/listen to every book and article I can get my hands on. Thank you, sir; keep on fighting for the victims.

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people are broken

this is a guide to how freaking broken people are. crazy is not the worst thing you can say about these people.

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Journey into Darkness

Love all of John Douglas books. I consider him to be the greatest profilers the FBI ever had.

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John Douglas is INCREDIBLE!

I love every John Douglas book Ive ever read or listened to and hearing HIM read this one was wonderful! My only complaint is that I didn't realize this was an abridged version. I still thoroughly enjoyed it though!