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10 True Crime Audiobooks That'll Make You Cancel Your Weekend Plans


True crime is really having a moment lately in TV, film, and podcasts like Dirty John and Over My Dead Body. But before the genre took over your streaming content queues, true crime lived primarily in libraries in bookstores with heavily researched chronicles of the most notorious crimes of the past two centuries. But as much as I love curling up with a good book, sometimes (like on a long flight, commute, or road trip) it's nice to have someone else do the reading. If you're looking for gripping stories to kill an hour or two or 12, these true crime audiobooks are among the best and most spine-tingling.

'I'll Be Gone in the Dark' by Michelle McNamara

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Michelle McNamara's magnum opus is, without exaggeration, the best true crime book I've ever read or heard. Though the book was incomplete at the time of her sudden passing, her research partners and widower, Patton Oswalt, helped painstakingly piece together the narrative, blending Michelle's incomparable prose with her detailed notes for the incomplete passages in the book. 

The audio version includes the introduction and afterword written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt, respectively, read by the authors, while the book itself is narrated by Gabra Zackman. Fair warning to listeners, though: this is not the kind of true crime audiobook you want to put on late at night. It is honestly scarier than any Stephen King novel.

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