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  • A History of British Serial Killing

  • The Shocking Account of Jack the Ripper, Harold Shipman and Beyond
  • By: David Wilson
  • Narrated by: David Wilson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, True Crime
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Summary

Expanded and updated, this is the definitive history of British serial killing 1888-2020 - by the UK's leading expert, David Wilson.

In this fascinating and informative audiobook, Professor David Wilson tells the stories of Britain's serial killers from Jack the Ripper to the extraordinary Suffolk Murders case. 

David Wilson has worked as a prison governor and as a profiler and has been described as the UK's leading expert on serial killers. His work has led him to meet several of the UK's deadliest killers and build up fascinating insights into what makes a serial killer - and who they are most likely to target. 

A vivid narrative history and a call for prison and social reform, Professor Wilson's new audiobook is a powerful and gripping investigation of Britain's serial murderers.

©2020 David Wilson (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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Kelly

A very insightful book looking into more detail if the victims, rather than their killers.

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I cannot listen anymore to this fictional drivel.

i cant believe I have this my time and my extra credit. I want it back!

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Serial Killers

I found this Audible Book to be a Margaret Thatcher bashing by the Author and Narrator David Wilson and will never listen to anything by David Wilson in the future. Shame on David Wishy Washy Wilson.

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Boring - if you like stats then this is for you

I found this extremely boring.
It's all about percentages and general stats than it is about any stories.

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Brilliant, enlighting and couldn't stop listening

I loved the level of research that went into this book..the points and opinions were explained well and the victim group focus was unique from any of have read before. Excellent.

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Tedious, at least for me

Full of statistics which can be interesting for those that enjoy them but I found my mind wandering to other things because of them and I one instance fell asleep.

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A refreshing new angle

I really, really enjoyed this book. It provides a refreshing new perspective on understand why the certain identified group of victims are targeted, so that we may approach stopping serial killers from this angle. It was really eye-opening to think about it this way, and I thought Wilson wrote and spoke about these issues sensitively and informatively.

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Extremely Boring

Found this audio book to be extremely boring I'm afraid. Basically David Wilson has churned out information regards various murders that was already available. Nothing new or exciting! Unfortunately he has also chosen to read the book himself, there is only so much one can take.

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  • 17-01-21

Wonderful and interesting

The book was very interesting and I love that the author read his own book.

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