While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness, Eli Sanders
  • List: $20.00  |  Sale: $14.00
    Club: $10.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness

Author: Eli Sanders

Narrator: RenA© Ruiz

Unabridged: 9 hr 48 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 02/02/2016

Genre: Social Science - Criminology

Synopsis

“Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime.” —Entertainment Weekly

Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s gripping account of one young man’s path to murder—and a wake-up call for mental health care in America
 
On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love—Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other—and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs.
 
In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country—as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu’s dangerous slide toward violence—observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one—While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change.

Recommended

The Anatomy of Motive The FBI’s Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals , John Douglas
The Anatomy of Motive
by John Douglas

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Published: 01/25/2017

The Anatomy of Evil, MD Stone
The Anatomy of Evil
by MD Stone

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Charles Constant
Published: 06/19/2018

Drink The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, Ann Dowsett Johnston
Drink
by Ann Dowsett Johnston

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie
Published: 10/01/2013

The Righteous Mind Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt
The Righteous Mind
by Jonathan Haidt

List: $39.98

Sale: $27.98

Club: $19.98

Narrator: Jonathan Haidt
Published: 07/17/2012

The Anatomy of Violence The Biological Roots of Crime, Adrian Raine
The Anatomy of Violence
by Adrian Raine

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Published: 04/30/2013

Stolen Years Stories of the Wrongfully Imprisoned, Reuven Fenton
Stolen Years
by Reuven Fenton

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Will Damron
Published: 11/10/2015

The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central, Christine Pelisek
The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of S...
by Christine Pelisek

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Inger Tudor
Published: 05/30/2017

Inside the Criminal Mind Revised and Updated Edition, Stanton Samenow
Inside the Criminal Mind
by Stanton Samenow

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 11/04/2014

Forensics What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us about Crime, Val McDermin
Forensics
by Val McDermin

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Sarah Barron
Published: 07/07/2015
{"id":"1247022","ean":"9780147524560","abr":"Unabridged","title":"While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness","subtitle":"A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness","author":"Eli Sanders","rating_average":"3.33","narrator":"RenA© Ruiz","ubr_id":"1247022","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"RenA© Ruiz","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 9 hr 49 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}