This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years, a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.
After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.
I find the subject matter to be very interesting and I enjoy learning about the inner workings of a criminal's mind; but -- the narrator for this story is getting on my last nerve.
How can the narrator not know the proper pronunciation of so many words.
Quantico, VA is being pronounced: "kwanteeko"
I could list several more but I'm not sure how to spell them out phonetically to describe it.
I'm hoping I can finish the book.
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Excellent story--I've read everything by J. Douglas. However, this narrator has such a monotonous delivery, and he mispronounces even only moderately difficult words, suggesting he didn't do his homework first. Increasingly irritating, and I gave up.
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This is the worst narrator I've ever heard. There are so many mispronounced words. It's amazing the mistakes weren't corrected - he mispronounces Quantico over and over. Very annoying. It's a fascinating story, but the narrator reads it like he thinks it's unbearably boring.
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Where does Inside the Mind of BTK rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?
The content was great, and if you can survive the narration, the book is really good. I would say it's in the top 25 audio-books I've listened to. I guess it says something if the content is good enough to -almost- neutralize the narrator? I don't know if I could/would tolerate another
What was one of the most memorable moments of Inside the Mind of BTK?
The book contains copious amounts of information. There was no single
What didn???t you like about Jason Klav???s performance?
Mr. Klav should seek another line of work. He should also give back the money he was paid for this book.
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I have always found the books written by John Douglas an interesting look into the behavioral understanding of crime. The content of this book was good but I continually had to move past the rote reading and incorrect pronunciations of commonly known words (Quantico pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, library pronounced as libary etc.)I have been an audible customer for several years and have hundreds of books in my library. I will not buy another book read by the narrator.
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This book is very disturbing. I bite off more then I could chew when I decided to listen this. It gave me nightmares to think that someone could be this sick in the head. As for the narrator, He is the worse I've ever heard. He actually made the story boring. I had to put it down several times because I was so bored with the way Jason Klav seemed to run one boring sentence into the next. I will not ever listen to a book Jason Klav narrates again.
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I should have heeded other reviewers who warned of this narrator, but I thought that I could suffer through a few butchered words, however moronic the effect. The problem, however, is not merely his tenuous grasp of basic cultural literacy, but that his voice is so monotonous, tedious and just plain... ineffectual...that his butchery of simple language are actually the few moments of slight interest.
At the risk of sounding cruel, I would be willing to wager that this is no professional narrator at all, but instead a college friend of the author who was in dire need of work. In fact, I see no evidence here on Audible.com that he has ever narrated anything else whatsoever.
Sorry, Mr. Klav, but you've wasted my time and money. Kindly leave the narration to professionals who can read.
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This narrator was very distracting with his mispronunciation of words. It is not "modus operandee"; and it is a larynx; not a lairnyx; just to name a few.
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I skipped this a number of times due to the bad reviews here and the unjustified obsession with narrator. Whilst he isn't the best in the world, and does indeed mispronounce a couple of words, he's far from the worst I've heard! I should point out that the narration of the prologue is far worse than the rest of the book for some reason. Irrespective, if you're interested in the subject matter you should find this compelling. I am and I'm only half way through it! Be warned though, this book goes into incredible detail and some of it is a little disturbing in places ... Excellent book though.
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Like all of John Douglas's true crime books, this is a fascinating read. Alas, narrator Jason Klav's personal vocabulary isnt up to the task. Its not just technical terms he mangles, but seemingly any word thats not used in everyday conversation. (Example: demolished building are "razed", pronounced like "raised". Klav's pronunciation is "razzed".) The truly amazing thing is that the producer didnt catch it and make him re-record those sections.
Still I recommend the book.... and that you try to take Klav's numerous bobbles as unintentional comedy, lightening some very dark material.
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worth a listen, narration was excellent. has given me nightmares though !! so listen with caution.
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For the most part, this horrific story held my complete attention. BTK's defiance of all the comfortable cliches about what makes a serial killer - loner, history of abuse as a child etc. - gives you a genuine sense that anyone could be capable of terrifying violence. What lets this audiobook down is the occasional - but jarring - tendency of the narrator to mis-pronounce certain words. This mainly happens with place names or technical terms with which the narrator is clearly unfamiliar, but it is a shame that no one present for the recording took the time to correct him. It seems such a minor point, but in some cases the mispronunciations (I particularly recall 'Larry-Nix' for 'larynx') are almost funny, and that reaction is so at odds with the feelings produced by the story as a whole it detracts from the experience.
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I largely agree with the other review. Content was interesting/riveting and terrifying, but the thing that stuck out for me was the narrator. I noticed a few of the mis-pronounciations, but frankly, I was surprised at how at 'un-regal' his voice was, compared to the others I've listened to. That's an opinion of course..
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Any additional comments?
This book is not about BTK it's about its egomaniac author. Couldn't get passed the first 4 chapters even though I was excited about the BTK story. Wasted time and money.
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the story of BTK is fascinating, and hearing John Douglas's perspective on it is a must for any true crime fan.
however. be prepared for the face that the narrator will mispronounce words throughout the recording, and this (for me anyway) had the effect of pulling me out of the story. there is also a tendency for some paragraphs to run together, so you aren't actually sure that a scene has changed!
What would have made Inside the Mind of BTK better?
Narrator continues to mispronounce locations and simple words. No expression of emotion or even anything other than drab monotone reading of material
What did you like best about this story?
Story itself is very interesting and well written as all John Douglas are
What didn’t you like about Jason Klav’s performance?
Judging by the silly money they're asking for the Kindle version and there's no special offer to get Audible narration cheap of your own the Kindle copy, Raider is not the only one making a killing off the BTK name :)
I've nothing but respect for Douglas and his fellow profilers. If the money was going directly to them I'd have no problem, but I doubt that's the case. They could at least have gotten a decent narrator. This Jason Klav guy was naff.
the narrative is interesting and engaging, but unfortunately the reader is appalling; reading over fullstops and grammar, and pausing in other places, and seemingly unfamiliar with a number or words and their pronunciation. the audio clip doesn't do it justice, I almost returned the book at one point; it is painful, but if you can listen through it, the content is great.
I downloaded this book after hearing a recommendation for John Douglas on a true crime podcast. With the amount of experience he has throughout his career with the FBI, his books are a unique opportunity to get a real insight into the minds of criminal profilers. The case itself is fascinating, and Douglas’ insights into the mind of Dennis Radar both before and after capture are also very interesting. However the overall writing could be better and the book does tend to get very slow in places. A worthwhile listen if you are particularly interested in the BTK case, but there are more interesting true crime books out there.
I am a huge fan of true crime, in my opinion John Douglas is the authority on behavioural analysis. The book was well written and informative. However, the narrators pronunciation drove me crazy, he also sounded extremely bored. Because of this I found myself drifting in and out of the story. If you love true crime this is still a great listen.