All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row

All American Murder The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers Row The instant New York Times bestseller Ripped from the headlines Combining in depth investigative reporting and fresh interviews the authors effectively tabloid proof this shocking celebrity drive

  • Title: All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row
  • Author: James Patterson Alex Abramovich Mike Harvkey
  • ISBN: 9780316412650
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The instant 1 New York Times bestseller Ripped from the headlines Combining in depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid proof this shocking, celebrity driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors USA Today Aaron Hernandez was a college All American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reachedThe instant 1 New York Times bestseller Ripped from the headlines Combining in depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid proof this shocking, celebrity driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors USA Today Aaron Hernandez was a college All American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life one that ended in a maximum security prison What drove him to go so wrong, so fast Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez s fianc e, Shayanna Jenkins All American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez s first degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death.

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    1. As an English person, I will confess that what I know about american football would probably not even fill a sheet of A3 paper, but I found this to be a fascinating read. I'd never heard of Aaron Hernandez before this, I'm not sure why, as the court cases and then his death received worldwide coverage. As I was reading this I thought that Aaron was arrogant enough to believe himself above the law, but having finished it I think that it's a little more complicated than that.I do like James Patter [...]

    2. Non-fiction like this opens a window into an entire life in such a way that rarely, rarely makes it into the 364.1523 classification. Patterson has his name on it and the feature of short chapters is recognizable from forms used within his fiction work. But there is where all comparisons stop, IMHO. This just seems a better level of observation, and especially context nuance and particulars- down to conversation phone, recordings, video records that put them all into Aaron's mouth, eyes, movemen [...]

    3. I could not put this book down. I bought it a few hours ago and stayed up until 4am reading it. It was written so well and had so much information I never knew about. I was a fan of Hernandez, until it came to light that he was involved in Lloyd’s murder. The story fascinated me and still does. Patterson did an amazing job writing about it and the details he used. Truly a great read!

    4. An interesting read for a Bostonian, knowing the streets and alleys where some of the murders took place and knowing a lot of the players involved (no pun intended). I found it to be pretty engrossing and read it in one day. And it left me feeling sorry for Aaron Hernandez, which is something since he was a murderer when it came right down to it.

    5. Guilty? I think not. Maybe I'm one of the few who enjoys facts about a case. While many have boycotted this book I could not. I am a Florida girl, born and raised right here in Alachua County. Home of the Fighting Gators! I remember Aaron playing for UF. I remember the issues he faced here and I always asked the same question Can they prove it was him? You can put him anywhere you want in the picture but can you prove it was him? Some may call me crazy, some will disagree with me, but hear me ou [...]

    6. I read this book because I was curious about how a man with seemingly everything going for him could be convicted of murder and subsequently commit suicide. (You can tell this is a Patterson book because of the short chaptersd writing credit is shared with two other authors.). But as to Mr. Hernandez. He lost his father, he lost his focus, he was a very talented athlete, he believed in his invincibility, he abused many drugs, he hung with and was totally loyal to his gang/criminal friends, and h [...]

    7. This is a troubling, somewhat lurid book about the life, crimes, and death of Aaron Hernandez, a one-time tight end for the New England Patriots NFL team.My takeaways: Every single owner of an NFL team is a billionaire. The NFL is a greedy, immoral organization that elevates and pays huge sums to excellent athletes for perhaps five to ten years of their lives, bashes their brains to pulp, and has long tried to ignore or minimize the epidemic of CTE--chronic traumatic encephalopathy that has been [...]

    8. It is a true puzzle; a young man raised up by a loving father, lost too soon, with intelligence and athletic gifts consistently makes terrible decisions that remove him from the path of success and onto the path of self-destruction. He did not have an ideal relationship with his mother, but it was certainly not one of abuse or rejection. He had the advantage of good role models with his coaches and managers and colleagues and he turned his back on all of them - for what - that is the mystery. A [...]

    9. When I heard James Patterson wrote this book I wanted to read this. This story was very well written. Even though it talked about most of the details I heard or read in the news it also talked about a lot of things I didn't know. I loved ❤ how James Patterson was very straight down the middle. This story was very sad 😢 & very heart breaking 💔. My heart 💙 & prayers 🙏 go out all the families 👪 in this story. Aaron Hernandez was fabulous football 🏈 player with a lot of p [...]

    10. James Patterson brings his award-winning writing to true crime in this look at Aaron Hernandez, his life before the NFL and the crimes he was charged with and subsequently found guilty of some and not guilt of others. Hernandez's ability to make great decisions on the football field did not always extend to his personal life as far as his choice of friends. His loyalty to those friends and their actions went a long way toward his own actions, including a proclivity to violence.Written in Patters [...]

    11. At the end of this book I was still as confused by Aaron Henandez's actions as I was in the beginning. For a man with such potential, he rarely used it in the right way. To say he had a habit of making poor decisions is an understatement. He ran with a bad crowd, his dad died unexpectedly and it made a huge impact on his life. His mentor was gone and his decision making was not the best, and he was volatile and erratic. He seemed to have poor social skills, followed the wrong people and allowed [...]

    12. The Rise & Fall of Aaron HernandezI love James Patterson so I read many of his books so I decided to try this. I’m from the Boston area so I knew a lot about the subject! I just didn’t know how bad he really was! I would recommend it because it held my interest from being to end! He was one sick puppy!!

    13. This book did not let up once I started reading it. I had not kept up with this case as it was happening so a lot of this was new to me. The authors tried to present a balanced, unbiased story. Because I question so many things, I wonder how much of Hernandez's behavior was due to repeated tackles and hits to the head. Or was it the drugs and the people he ran around with? Would things have been different if his father had lived? Were there too many excuses made based on his football abilities a [...]

    14. What a thug, and tremendous waste of real athletic ability. This story also reflects poorly on the business of football in general, collegiate and NFL. Avid fans may enjoy this but I'm not in that camp. My husband bought this book and it was sitting on the coffee table.

    15. The book is listed as both The Patriot and All American Murder. The book follows former football star Aaron Hernandez for childhood to death. James Patterson and his co-writers did a great job of compiling information and witness accounts. As someone who lives in the area of the murders Hernandez was accused and/or convicted of, I found the name novel disturbing. If even half of the information is true, I’m glad our paths never crossed. The book stands as a testament why we should not put thes [...]

    16. ***I received the audiobook through Libro, provided to booksellers for free***As far as true crime goes, the book was entertaining and it moved at a fast pace, but I feel like it could have focused more on Hernandez's past (it barely mentions his long history with his fiancee and mother of his child even though they dated since they were very young). It's hard to believe that he was so young when he was first arrested for murder, that he died so young in prison, especially given the possibility [...]

    17. Money, NFL success, street gangs, murder, CTE, Abatement ab initioIntriguing account of the bizarre life & death of the NFL superstar, Aaron Hernandez, told with the novelistic flare of James Patterson and the research of Alex Abramovich (Columbia Univ.) with M. Harvkey (story consultant). Marketing copy: Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. But who was Aaron Hernandez, [...]

    18. A truly fascinating book. I’m no fan of American football and some of its terminology might as well be written in Swahili, but was vaguely familiar with the Aaron Hernandez and decided the book was worth a try.However, it had me in thrall from page one and held on tightly throughout the 380 odd pages (some reviewers have said they consumed it in one sitting, to which I dips me lid – took me three days).Won’t got into too much detail for those as unfamiliar with the outcome as I was, but do [...]

    19. a rush to publish? a very interesting topic. I have no doubt of herandez's guilt but was very disappointed in the haphazard approach this book took. there were no great revelations and the well known ending didn't really add anything to the story. it is a real disgrace in terms of how we coddle athletes and put such a primacy at winning at all costs. in my view it helped create the monster Hernandez was.rmind the excuses or CTE findingshe was a thug even before that was an issueybe we can blame [...]

    20. I remember following the Aaron Hernandez case closely when it first broke, so I was pretty excited to read this. However, I was a little disappointed with the information divulged in the book because I didn't feel like I'd learned anything new. I think that was partially because I'm a Patriots fan so I was aware of his background and time in Florida before everything else came out. Then when the case broke, I followed it and read the Sports Illustrated profile. The chapters were short, so typica [...]

    21. Because Aaron Hernandez took up so much media coverage, I didn't really think Id learn anything new about him. Boy was I wrong! I had no idea of his turbulent family issues, how much colleges protect their star athletes or how many crimes he really was suspected of committing. For some reason, he seemed a perfect fit for the New England Patriots!Although the authors tell his story adequately, I felt they had an agenda in telling it. By the end, I almost felt sorry for Hernandez and of course I f [...]

    22. I enjoy watching football and remember when Aaron Hernandez was on trial for murder and then committed suicide, but I really didn't know much about him. This is mostly a biography of his life, including his family and football career. It was interesting that he played football with Tim Tebow in college and that he was assigned as a sort of mentor to Aaron when he first got to the University of Florida. I found some parts of this book surprising, and sad. Aaron Hernandez was a great football play [...]

    23. Don't pay attention to the negative reviews. They are there because these reviewers followed the case way too closely and wanted to find out if there was anything else new to discover. I did pay attention but was not one of them; the book pretty much filled in all the details that I never knew before and served as a summary of the murderer's life, the kind that will be forever remembered for throwing away a $40 million dollar football career to be a wannabe gangster with screwed-up set of priori [...]

    24. After reading this book, I am even more disgusted with football. The coaches, college and professional, cover up for bad behavior. Many of the players are thugs, violent and mean, and they believe themselves to be above the law. Sadly, many people revere them and their behavior. Add drugs and money into the mix and it is a recipe for disaster. The authors do a good job of laying out all the issues and the problems of the life of Aaron Hernandez. Sadly, this was a young man with a great deal of a [...]

    25. This so called "definitive untold story " is no such thing. Any one who followed the cases and the trials, will find nothing here that they don't already know. There are no documented facts, no references of any sort pertinent to interviews or other conversations with involved parties. What we have, are the author's presumptions and opinions written into a narrative of trial transcripts, newspaper articles and perhaps police reports. There is again, no documentation proving that he even saw thos [...]

    26. As a New Englander and a big James Patterson fan, I was curious to read this one. After following the news coverage through the years and then reading the book, a lot of light was shed on this case. However, I am still left with some conflicting feelings and will never know for sure the answers to some of my questions. With any good murder story, many clues surface but in the end it's proof and evidence that convicts. Yet there are still many doubts and gaps amongst those left behind. Overall a [...]

    27. This is not great literature, but it is a compelling story. The rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez once seemed like a typical dumb athlete falling into drugs and crime to me. After reading Patterson's book, I am deeply moved and saddened by Hernandez's loss of self in the course of his lifetime. He was a gifted athlete, a good brother, a good friend. He lost it all. Patterson finds a good balance of football and life experiences to focus on the victims of Hernandez's penchant for violence and crim [...]

    28. Interesting and CompellingThe tragic story of Aaron Hernandez is one that is compelling and heartbreaking. The seemingly senseless murders of the men he killed is the biggest tragedy. My heart breaks for their families and for Hernandez's brother and daughter. How much Aaron's drug use, CTE and bad influences played into his demise will always remain a mystery. Patterson's novel does a good job of describing the events of Aaron's life that led up to the murders and to Aaron's final act of violen [...]

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