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The Good Nurse - A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

Charles Graeber

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating lo

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating lo
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After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating lo

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Collyer

Length:

11h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:08


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:09


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

10:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:52


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

03:17


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:57


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:48


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:28


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

03:55


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:08


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

06:55


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

12:19


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

05:53


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

10:14


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

11:46


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

13:34


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

11:06


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

04:56


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

06:25


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

07:18


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

10:39


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

04:07


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

04:00


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

32:20


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

19:32


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

21:00


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

07:02


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

06:07


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

12:04


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

13:04


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

13:22


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

05:22


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

04:53


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

13:52


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

15:00


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

10:50


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

03:34


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

06:56


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

06:42


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

09:40


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

05:14


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

05:18


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

08:31


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

07:17


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

07:05


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

14:33


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

06:40


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

08:11


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

07:12


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

10:13


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

07:47


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

09:42


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

09:22


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

06:04


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

06:51


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

15:57


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

04:24


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

04:29


Part 2, Chapter 59
Part 2, Chapter 59

39:17


Part 2, Chapter 60
Part 2, Chapter 60

10:52


Part 2, Chapter 61
Part 2, Chapter 61

12:50


Part 2, Chapter 62
Part 2, Chapter 62

14:16


Part 2, Chapter 63
Part 2, Chapter 63

53:51


Part 2, Chapter 64
Part 2, Chapter 64

08:52


Part 2, Chapter 65
Part 2, Chapter 65

01:42