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Informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a really good book. While it is aimed at people who are attempting to take the Life in the UK test, it can teach anybody some thing new. I've lived in the UK my entire life and it taught me quite a few things. It was easy to listen to and the information was concise and aimed at teaching you. I particularly liked the quizzes throughout the book.

Recommend!

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Reviewed: 07-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Well, I think that this is probably the best collection I've read from Ryan Green. There was one that I wasn't so much of a fan of, but the other three were really interesting and made me want to read deeper in to the cases. They are gruesome and graphic, but not as explicit as some of Green's other true crime books.

I would definitely recommend this collection.

Not For Me

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

DNF at 25%.

If you want to listen to how great Trump is and how he's going to save the world and religion, with some bible quotes, this is the book for you.

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a really cool twist on a Greek myth. I found it to be engaging and interesting, albeit with a tiny dash of insta-love. This was well written and really enjoyable.

Confusing

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

So this book felt more like fictionalized torture erotica than an actual true crime novel; there were many many chapters dedicated to the re-enactment of the sexual torture that Sylvia Likens suffered and it was really graphic. This book is not well paced and it jumps a lot which can make it quite confusing. I did have to have wikipedia open to follow what was happened as I listened to the book. As such, there did seem to be quite a few discrepancies in the novel, which makes the crime feel even more heinous than it already is.

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-20

I found this really interesting and quite engaging. I'm glad to have listened. I wish that it had been slightly longer.

Ughhhh

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-20

I love Jennifer Lynn Barnes's other novels, so I really don't understand why this novel is so bad. Ughhh it made me think of Twilight with the importance of the face touching and the insta-love and ughhh I just wish that I could forget that I'd read this novel.

Good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I think what Green did really well with this novel was portray how normal serial killers could be. Baumeister could have continued killing for years more if he'd been able to maintain his mask of normalcy. What I found quite interesting in this book was the author's idea that Baumeister was able to separate his personality so he had light and dark which is how he managed to maintain his normalcy for such a long period.

Disappointing

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I was a tad disappointed by this book. Normally I don't know a lot about the topics discussed in these True Crime books, but I actually know quite a bit about the Wests and as such I noticed quite a lot of errors in this book. I also found the "this may be what they were thinking..." and the "possibly the kids felt like this..." extremely annoying because this is a True Crime book and not a book about the author guessing emotions and motivations. Give me accurate facts and information that doesn't feel like it came straight out of newspaper articles.

Also the last chapter talking about how the Wests were a "normal family". Ughhh.

Struggle

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-20

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really struggled with this audiobook. It’s quite short and many details were left out, which I struggled with because I could never remember who was who.

The narrator was brilliant, and I really appreciated his narration style.