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Publisher's Summary

An equal parts haunting and hilarious deep-dive review of history’s most notorious and cold-blooded serial killers, from the creators of the award-winning The Last Podcast on the Left

Since its first show in 2010, The Last Podcast on the Left has barreled headlong into all things horror, as hosts Henry Zebrowski, Ben Kissel, and Marcus Parks cover subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, and supernatural phenomena. Deeply researched but with a morbidly humorous bent, the podcast has earned a dedicated and aptly cult-like following for its unique take on all things macabre.

In their first book, the guys take a deep dive into history’s most infamous serial killers, from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy, exploring their origin stories, haunting habits, and perverse predilections. Featuring newly developed content alongside updated fan favorites, each profile is an exhaustive examination of the darker side of human existence. The Last Book on the Left will satisfy the bloodlust of listeners everywhere. 

Narrated by the authors.

©2020 Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Love my guys

A must read for fucks sake.Do it. You’re thinking about it, don’t think about it.

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why the lame and annoying jokes?

the book would have been 15 stars if every few mins that one guy with the high pitched voice didn't jump in with super lame jokes. he's not funny. the rest of the book is amazing. and omg the part with Richard chase the "Jokester" is unbearable
I almost turned it off for good at that point
why did you ruin this book?

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Absolutely loved this

This absolutely sucked me into it. In two days I went through 11 hours of this book and I could listen to days more. Absolutely fantastic. I will recommend it to any true crime fan I come across.

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Love and honesty

I am in love with "The Last Podcast On The Left" I'm a weekly listener and have gone through most of their content. I throughly enjoyed this retelling of historically messed up individuals told by mostly Marcus Parks and the occasional visit from Ben Kissel and Henry Zebrowski. It's like listening to an episode of the podcast even though the only drawback is that the book is TRYING to be like the podcast. A good amount of charm of the podcast is the talking over each other and screaming from the 3 personalities. I laughed pretty hard, I sneered in disgust pretty hard.( Andre is a horrible monster) This whole book is a great gold star moment! Hail Yourself!!!

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Ben, Marcus, and Henry deliver as always!!

Excellent writing by 3 amazing humans who know true crime. if you are unfamiliar with the podcast, I highly recommend listening. This trio is my go to for deep dives, humor, and accuracy. Thank you to Last Podcast on the Left for getting me yhrough. Hail yourselves, you deserve it.

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Excellent extension of the show

Very pleased and entertained by the guy’s extending themselves to book form. Their balance of excellent research, dark humor, and easygoing style makes this a fun book that I’ll enjoy for years to come. Keep it up fellas, and Hail Yourselves!

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Good Storytelling Ruined by Annoying Attempts at Humor

The primary narrator does a great job and the storyline is interesting, but the annoying co-narrator is obnoxious and makes the audiobook almost intolerable. At first I tried forwarding past the stupid comments, but they are sprinkled throughout the story. I wish I would’ve listened to the sample first, I would not have purchased this title

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My review. Pass on this one

Interesting content but the “zany” part adds nothing and get annoying. I regret paying for this one.

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The main narrator is great and insightful. However, the two "comedians" are wildly annoying. If you can block out their unfunny quips, it's a pretty good book.

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I love Marcus' research and show composition.

I love this podcast and have since it's inception. I've been a Listener since the beginning. The reason I got this book was because listening to these men is part.of my beloved routine now. Sadly, I was not as impressed with the book as I thought I would be. Though I have not listened to any other audiobooks from a podcast.

The research done for the book chapter is impressive and the sound design is nice. However, I find a more thorough learning experience in the podcast.

In the show, the normal, expected interjections from the trio is carried over into the book, but Ben and Harry's lines seem canned and forced performances which left me disappointed and not entertained by them. I even skipped parts of the book where Marcus was not narrating.

Part of the appeal of the podcast to me is the brilliance and balanced presentations of Marcus with the metered of ghastly responses of Ben and the jaunty Henry. Generally I love to hear Ben Kissel and would report having a crush on him based on how he (naturally?) responds while the show is being recorded. As you learn more about the guys through long time listening, their personalities really show up. In the book, the appealing pentameter of the guys seemed disingenuous. I listened to it twice and though their general tone was the same as in the show, I was not as enthralled as I am listening to recorded podcast episodes.