Book Reviews of Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder (Abridged Audio Cassette)

Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder (Abridged Audio Cassette)
Every Breath You Take A True Story of Obsession Revenge and Murder - Abridged Audio Cassette
Author: Ann Rule, Blair Brown (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780743508247
ISBN-10: 0743508246
Publication Date: 2002
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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reviewed Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder (Abridged Audio Cassette) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Another Ann Rule awesome true story. "If anything ever happens to me, promise me tha tyou will see that there is an investigation...and find Ann Rule and ask her to write my story." Sheila Blackthorne Bellush told her sister after she divorced multimillionaire Allan Blackthorne. Ann Rule untangles a horrific web of lies that culminated in Sheila's savage murder more than twn years after she left Blackthorne.

When beautiful, blond Sheila married the charming, handsome Alan Blackthorne, she was convinced she had found her perfect soul mate, and helped him reach his goal of living the privileged life of the country club set. But behind Allen's smooth facade, she discovered a violent, controlling sociopath-a liar, a scam artist, a sexual defiant. When she finally fled with their two young daughters, she was skeletally thin, bruised, and beaten. Although Sheila recovered, remarried, and was starting a new life and family, she still felt she was doomed.
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Helpful Score: 3
A fascinating true story of a devious ex husband and the lengths he would go to be in control of those around him, especially his ex.
It is hard to believe that anyone can be as manipulative and get away with so much. This man was the devil in sheeps clothing.
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Helpful Score: 3
Ann Rule is my favorite author of true crime stories. She has a passion for the victims and a desire to tell the stories correctly, calling in all the right sources at all the right times.
This book entails the story of the Blackthornes - sweet Sheila Blackthorne who fell in love with a man who was a handsome charmer - that didn't reveal the voilent, controlling sociopath he really was.
This book broke my heart and convinced me to volunteer time at the local center for prevention abuse.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you love Ann Rule you will love this book. The victim told her family to tell Ann to write it if she was murdered!
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed reading about these true crimes - Ann Rule gives the victims a voice and reminds us all that they were real people.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is such a terribly sad book, but incredibly well-written. A must-read for true crime or Ann Rule fans.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ann Rule is a fantastic writer, I've yet to be able to put down one of her books.
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This is a story of a man who could not stand to loose. ever!
he is hateful and does not have a conscience.
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ann rule is hard to beat
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This is the first full-length book by Ann Rule that I've read, but it won't be the last. What a twisted tale of abuse, legal wrangling, and brutal murder. Rule begins at the very beginning, with her main characters' parents' marriages, and walks us through Sheila's and Allen's lives apart, together, and apart again. Unlike a novelist, Rule cannot spring a surprise ending on her readers, so she must keep us enthralled by writing well, and she does.
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Avery well written true crime drama.
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I really liked this one. The story about a woman who actually asked that Ann Rule write her story if anything happened to her. You really feel that you know these people. They could be your neighbors.
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This ia really a great book, Ann Rule really seemed to get it right with this one.
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Every Breath You Take was the second Rule book I've read. I didn't think she was as unbiased as she was in Small Sacrifices. I believe that one of the victim's family members (for EBYT) asked her to write this book; maybe that's why there is such a slant. Anyway, it's about a woman named Sheila who marries Alan. He's very controlling and abusive. She ends up leaving him and for the next 10 years, they are in court over the kids and money. He eventually gets her killed and the police try to find a way to prove his guilt.
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This book shows you how no fiction writer can come up with a story worst than the truth. It seems hard to believe people were unaware how one man can fool so many people and just how depraved mankind can be against people they are supposed to "love".

This book shows the traits of a true sociopath and psycopath with no conscience whatsoever. It shows how one person hell-bent on living as if he does not have to follow the rules of the law or honor what most people see as a certain kind of human moral conduct most society lives by, creates a pure living hell for the people closest to him.

He thrives on taking pleasure in creating his own world and hurts anyone who gets in his way. Ann Rule shows the worst kind of person we can know exists and shows both sides of the story. She gives you his background and what perhaps drove him to become the cruel person he became and what his exwife had to live with because of his possessive revenge. It is a gripping, true story that leaves you relieved that you never knew this person and broken hearted for the family he destroyed.

It is a thorough account of the events that took place and makes you not want to put the book down.
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Ann Rule untangles a web of lies and brutality of the murder of Sheila Blackthorne Bullesh
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Riveting true story of a truly evil man and the unraveling details of the murder of his former wife. Another well written and thorough account by the aclaimed true crime author Ann Rule.
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Couldn't put the book down. Shocking to read how evil one man can be. May he never be released from prison.
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This is one of Ann Rule's best books in my opinion although I haven't yet met a Rule book I haven't liked. She definitely rules the true crime arena in my book!
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LOVED THIS BOOK.IT WAS A PAGE TURNER.TRUE STORIES LIKE THIS ONE SHOWS HOW SOME PEOPLES MINDS REALLY WORK AND HOPEFULLY WON'T HAPPEN TO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW.VERY WELL WRITTEN,ANN RULE ALWAYS HAVE GOOD READING.
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As with all Ann Rules books this one really help me spellbound. What some men won't do for control. Ms Rule has a way of putting you in the mind of her characters. And this book is no exception.
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This is such a good book. This was the first Ann Rule book I have ever read and oddly enough I read it after I had exited an abusive relationship that made me realize that although I had it bad, it could have been worse. Ann Rule writes in a neutral manner but with great respect to the victim and the victims family. You will not want to put this book down and will want to finish reading it in one day.
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This is best heard while laying in bed, in a strange hotel room, in a strange city and with the only light coming from a jasmine scented candle. Of course if that kind of takes the fun out of it for you, try listening while driving - it will make you pull over!
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Abridged - 4 cassettes - 6 hours
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Good book, and a bit scary.
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A true story that will keep you riveted as each hideous deed takes place and as each move toward justice occurs. How can a man be so evil and yet appear normal and engaging to everyone outside his immediate family? You will not put this book aside until you see if he gets what he deserves in the end.
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This one kept me turning pages until well after midnight. Just riveting.
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Ann Rule's unique style allows readers to appreciate the book without being drowned in the legalities of non-fiction crime stories. "Every Breath You Take" is another testimony of Rule's meticulous investigative work and her true caring for the involved individuals, especially the victims. This book is definitely a worthwhile read.

I recommend ALL of Ann Rule's work to teens and adults alike.
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Another excellent Ann Rule book.
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This was my first true crime book I have read and I am just SHOCKED at how AWFUL people can be! Eye opening and intense. I am just disgusted by people. I DID order another Ann Rule book since reading this one! Recommend!
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this is a goood book just like all ann rule books
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Ann Rule is a wonderful True Crime author.
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Very good read.
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Great true crime.
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Ann Rule writes from the heart, I throughly enjoyed this book
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one of the better ann rule books
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Absorbing, well written and researched.
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America's #1 true-crime writer fufills a murder victim's desparate plea-"If anything ever happens to me...find Ann Rule and ask her to write my story". Here it is.
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Great book!!!
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Chronicles a wealthy man's obsession with his ex-wife, a terrifying ordeal that eventually led to murder.
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I love Ann Rule...couldn't put it down.
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As with Ann Rule, it was a quick page turner to the end.
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Great book. I couldn't put it down.
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This book was written wonderfully by Ann Rule. I have not come across a book of hers yet that I didn't like. I love this true crime book of hers because she has written it with such passion with so much detail you feel as if you know the people in the book.
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Ann Rule books are always good, but this one is one of her better books
(in my opinion). Intriguing story involves a husband who arranges the brutal death of his ex-wife. You really want to see this jerk get what he deserves...
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Ann Rule is the queen when it comes to true-crime writing! This book is no exception; you will be hooked after the first page.
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Obsession, murder and revenge, I loved this book. YOu will love it too. I'm only posting books that I really liked.
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I love Ann Rule!!! This was another book I just couldn't put down. Allen is a crazy ex and we just see it to much. His current wife Maureen is still in the dark too. My heart goes out to all the kids. RIP Shelia.
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The usual, excellent true crime book by Ann Rule. If you like her other books, you will like this one.
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very scary to think this happens.
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Very sick man!!!!