This could have been a fascinating story, but the writing ruined it completely. There‘s way too much dramatization, even for this kind of book, and I almost got the feeling the author was making an effort to be annoying. The dialogue is all “yeah”, “right”, “yeah”, “right” and there‘s absolutely no attempt at analysis of the WHY, which makes the entire book fall flat. It didn‘t help that the audiobook narrator was also horribly annoying.
You‘d think the serial killer would be the worst person in the book..... I can‘t even believe how all the hospitals cared more about CYA
Kitten got his annual rabies shot today and feels all cruddy. I‘ve built us a snuggle nest with all my books and snacks in easy reach and Our Planet on in the background. This isn‘t a half-bad start to my three-day weekend.
If you enjoy true crime, this horrific book about Charles Cullen (The Angel of Death) is for you. It is well-researched and thorough, explaining Charlie‘s personal struggles, the actions the hospitals took (or didn‘t take), and the investigative work done to catch Charlie.
(Day 8 - #Creep)
*I immediately thought of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who killed about 300 people in his line of work. The weird thing is, he had loads of folks who cared about him (he had a wife & child, unbelievably), but from the first few pages of this book, I found him to be extremely creepy. By the way, for those of you who like true crime, I give this book definite “pick” status + 5 stars.
The story behind this case is chilling on so many levels; from the killer‘s motivation (or maybe the lack of a clear motivation) to the fact that hospitals were more focused on not being involved than in reporting suspicious behavior... 🤬🤯 would probably be accurate representations of my face while reading the book. I think the book could have been edited slightly better, but it was still a very engrossing read. #booked2019 (podcast related)
My audiobook tastes have been leaning a little morbid lately...
Combined Audible/Kindle read. I found this quite interesting, yet also very infuriating to read about this guy. I wish it would‘ve told more about what turned him into the person he became. Maybe he was just born with something broken. It‘s astounding that he worked at 9 hospitals over 16 years before finally being caught. It‘s sickening how each hospital passed him along then tried to cover their own butts instead of reporting him.
Wow! What a well researched and well written true crime story. Highly recommended if you like medical crime. 4🌟. #nonfiction2019
I started this one last night and couldn‘t put it down until after 1. I remember the story at the time. Chilling. You think Annie Wilkes was a nut? This guy makes her tame in a real life “ Misery”. I do love true crime. 😜 #nonfiction2019
The fact that the hospitals were more worried about covering their own asses really bothers me. It doesn‘t surprise me, but it bothers me.
Between this book and listening to the podcast Dr Death I don‘t think I‘ll ever go to a hospital again.
Read this because a coworker thrust it into my hands. Since we work at a hospital, she thought I would find it sobering and frightening. Which I did – it‘s about Charlie Cullen (the so-called "The Angel of Death"), who was implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, making him perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. I felt the writing was a bit weak, though.
June-July 2018. Baffling how hospitals can actually “cover up” murders just to protect themselves. The only thing that really got on my nerves about this book is how the author describes Amy as a girl. SHE‘S A WOMAN FOR CHRIST SAKE!
Quite disturbing how this nurse got away with what he did to many patients and for 16 years at 9 🏥. I do recommend this 📖.
I thought that this book would have been written, the story would habe been better..but it got very boring actually
Bought more books for my ever growing TBR Pile📚📚🌄
I enjoyed the information, but it could have been presented in a better way.
It felt like there was a lot of jumping around and at times it was difficult for me to follow.
Getting ready to start listening to this for book club!
A great true crime read about a serial killer nurse. Graeber does an amazing job detailing Cullen‘s life and crimes as well as the investigation.
Nothing says relaxing bath like a true crime audiobook about a serial killer.
#AprilBookShowers #day14 #TitleWithGood This is a true crime story about a nurse who was definitely not any kind of good. Charles Cullen was a nurse in New Jersey who after a 16yr long career confessed to murdering 40 of his patients, though authorities believe the true figure to be around 400.😧 Amazingly, he was suspected at a few of the hospitals he worked at, but nothing was done except a hush deal & a payoff to make him go away. Shady.😠
My new nonfiction read- it is disturbing and creepy already and I've just begun. I need to make sure and finish this one before it is due back at library!
This true crime story is as creepy (chilling, spine-tingling and OMG) as they get! I loved the writing and spent several late nights working my way through the chapters. It's a longer book, but definitely worth it! 💀
I've opted for a chill St Patrick's Day... still working my way through 'The Good Nurse' (which is unbelievably creepy and amazing so far) and my 1000-piece puzzle. Fruit and wine to start, with delivery pizza on the way. #FridayNight
An engrossing and disturbing read about Charles Cullen, the enigmatic and emotionally troubling nurse, who was responsible for the medical murders of up to 400 patients, over a sixteen year period.
While I did not enjoy dwelling on the sad nature of his victim's deaths, I was fascinated to learn of the circumstances surrounding his capture and conviction. As the sister of a nurse who works in many of the same units, the reality of this hit home.
Meticulously researched nonfiction telling the story of Charles Cullen, who may be America's most prolific serial killer: his life, relationships, & the trusted confidant who figured it all out. This account is unflinching & unsympathetic toward both Cullen & the hospital admins who "cya"ed rather than pursued an investigation. My tiny complaint: footnotes were in the back rather than bottom of the page, making for frustrating reading at times.
Charles Cullen confessed to 40 murders but the estimated number is more like 400. What will be even more shocking is that he was caught many times by the hospitals he worked in but, they were so frightened by the legal ramifications that they just let him go. With references no less. Unbelievable. Truth is stranger than fiction. #nonfictionnovember
It's really frightening that is a true story. 😱💉💊🌡
I just finished this one. It was very interesting because I worked at a hospital for several years and I know how fiercely they try to protect the hospital's reputation. That being said, parts of this book were so frustrating because of that. The quote above: Just try to love everybody because this world is ugly sometimes. ❤️
As with many true crime books, the motives behind the crimes remain unclear making for a less than satisfying read.
I have had this book forever and it just kept getting pushed down my TBR stack. This is my kind of October Spooky.
"He didn't think about how the Newark projects taught these mothers to expect violent death or prison for their children, he just thought: They don't care, but I'm supposed to? That's fucked up. And every day with more dead kids, with always more to come."