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The Last Book on the Left

By: Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski
Narrated by: Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski
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Summary

An equal parts haunting and hilarious deep-dive review of history's most notorious and cold-blooded serial killers, from the creators of the award-winning Last Podcast on the Left

Since its first show in 2010, The Last Podcast on the Left has barreled headlong into all things horror, as hosts Henry Zebrowski, Ben Kissel, and Marcus Parks cover subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, and supernatural phenomena. Deeply researched but with a morbidly humorous bent, the podcast has earned a dedicated and aptly cult-like following for its unique take on all things macabre.

In their first book, the guys take a deep dive into history's most infamous serial killers, from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy, exploring their origin stories, haunting habits, and perverse predilections. Featuring newly developed content alongside updated fan favorites, each profile is an exhaustive examination of the darker side of human existence. The Last Book on the Left will satisfy the bloodlust of listeners everywhere.

©2020 Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Hail yourself!

Massive fan of the podcast, been to their live gig when they visited London, had high expectations for this book and purchased it on Audible specifically because I love their voices... Unfortunately this book probably works much better in text. Marcus' bit is excellent (the more gruesome parts are obviously toned down for 'normal' audiences though) but interjections from Henry and Ben are unfunny, unnecessary and plain cringey. Even though they've been performing for ages, they somehow deliver their horribly humourless quips in a way that causes second hand embarrassment, in addition to disrupting the flow of the story. Maybe the scripted nature of the book is to blame as Ben and Henry are quite good at improv, and usually Marcus is the only one reading prepared content. Still love them all, but Marcus has clearly outdone everyone else here.

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A Must For Any LPOTL Fan!

I have been a fan of the LPOTL for years now. A must read/listen for any true crime fan who also like a dose of humour aimed at the killers and never the victims. Marcus, Henry and Ben have knocked it out the park. Heil LPOTL, Heil Gein and Heil Yourself!!

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Neverending podcast!

As someone who listens to the podcast as soon as it comes out, this was great! Read by the LPOTL boys this was like the podcast that (I) never (wanted to) end.

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Brilliant book from the boys!

As a long time fan of LPOTL, I was hesitant to get this book as they have covered nearly every “heavy hitter” already on their podcast. I am very glad I did though! Marcus’ voice is made for audiobooks and I love the little moments of Ben and Henry’s jokes being peppered in. It doesn’t flow as well as the podcast as they are obviously not interacting as normal but I very quickly got over that. If you have never listened to the podcast, this may not be the book for you as there is a LOT of jokes made at the expense of the killer which may put people off but if that doesn’t bother you, this might be the perfect true crime book for you.

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Absolutely fantastic!

A must read for fans of true crime! Hail yourself!

As a avid fan of Last Podcast on the Left I must admit I am slightly biased however the Last Podcast boys have smashed it out of the park again. This is a true testament to Marcus and his dedication of delivering the facts with the hilarious inputs of Ben and Henry.

Please support true talent and buy this book!

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Lootl is awesome

It's podcast at its best! Great work and especially big shout out to Marcus! Awesome definitely a must have in your library

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THESE SPOOKY BOYS DESERVE EVERY SUCCESS

Perfectly encapsulated the podcast vibe, such thorough research - bring on the sequel I say!

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Great as expected.

A bit weird to get used to, as not conversational like the podcast. but still brilliant and as grizzly as ever. Love these boys.

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Hail the boys!

Absolutely incredible. The amount of time and effort put into this book is evident from every paragraph. Perfect mix of dark subject matter and humour whilst remaining respectful, a hard balance that the boys always get.

If the boys ever see this- well done!! All the LPOTL fans are so proud!

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Great narration.

Marcus's narration was fantastic, really created an atmosphere. Some jokes pulled you out of the story as they don't seem as conversational as they are in the podcast, however still enjoyable. Great topics, well researched with a humerous twist , looking forward to more in the future.

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