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The Big Book of Serial Killers Audiobook

The Big Book of Serial Killers: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers

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Publisher's Summary

There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk, and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires, and monsters, and they walk among us.

These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day-to-day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader's, the fathers, husbands, church-going members of the community.

This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference audiobook. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos, and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so broad is the range.

Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases, such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy-to-follow collection of information on the world's most heinous murderers.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

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    N Prior 21/01/2018
    N Prior 21/01/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "Deliberate Timewaster"

    This could have been such a good and interesting book, but it just annoyed me more and more as time went on and I had to stop listening to it because it was driving me mad!!!
    I bought a book boasting 17 hours and 36 minutes playtime but the author or publisher has sadly used really irritation and ( my opinion only ) underhand tactics to extended the length of a shorter book, there are gaps between the chapter's that are so long I kept thinking me timer was up, then it would pop into life again!! But by far the most annoying thing is that the list of each killers victims is repeated twice for some unaccountable reason, perhaps they believe the listener has short term memory loss!!
    My view is that I would have preferred to spend my money on a book that doesn't waste my time like this, there are much better books out there that don't use these tactics to sell themselves, use your money or credit to buy one of those instead.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alana Bolton 22/02/2018
    Alana Bolton 22/02/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "Not good"

    Really not impressed with this book. The guy narrating sounds so robotic and boring. His tone stays the same throughout. This is the type of book you are really going to benefit from reading rather than listening to. Will be returning

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bigjim78 29/01/2018
    bigjim78 29/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book "

    Very fascinating and learned alot about some of the most deplorable crimes imaginable, great audio book

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    Sarah 27/12/2017
    Sarah 27/12/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Lovely book!"

    Me and my partner always listen to audible books for 30mins each night to fall asleep to.. weird option for it I know.. but we both have a strong interest in serial killers and how they tick! We found it pleasantly easy to fall asleep to.. I guess it was the readers voice?

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Linda Lou
    Cave Creek, AZ USA
    31/10/17
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    "GREAT FOR TRUE CRIME DEVOTÉES, BUT...."

    ........this is a 5-Star PRINTED book but just a 2-Star AUDIOBOOK. You get all the serial killing that you could hope for, with several spree killers thrown in. Narrator Kevin Kollins is absolutely perfect for this genre.

    So what’s the problem? Well, it’s written in outline form, making it difficult fully appreciate in audio. The author presents each killer in a non-chronological database form, which references and cross-references their crimes, which is often redundant. Also, he lists “Murder Victims” (by name and age), “Offenses” (including murder), and a “Timeline of Murders”. This is alright, albeit redundant, if there are less than 5 victims. However, in the case of prolific serial killers like Ted Bundy, Gary Greenway, and John Wayne Gacy, you will zone out by victim 10. Lord help you if there are 30+ victims! Or, in the case of Chinese, Korean, or South American killers (don’t ask me their names!) who killed as many as 100 people in their native countries......well, I think you get where I’m going with this.

    This book makes a better hard-copy version because the reader can skim or totally skip over the lists which add nothing to the accounts unless you’re a researcher. You get a pretty thorough synopsis in the narrative backstory included with exact killer.

    I am going to return the audio version and just buy the print version. I suggest you do the same. This is a great READ but an almost impossible LISTEN.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • April H.
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    23/08/17
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    "The Big Book of Serial Killers"

    The Big Book of Serial Killers: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers
    : Jack Rosewood

    Thïs book is exactly what it says it is, an encyclopedia of serial killers. It gives basic information on many serial killers. With this being said, it doesn't translate well to audio book format unless all you want is to go through hours of listening in alphabetical order. I would like to read the e-book version. Jack Rosewood is an expert on this subject!




    The narration was well done by Kevin Kollins.



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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lunya Baggett
    CHICAGO, IL United States
    18/11/17
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    "This Audio Book Is Incredible "

    From the moment I started to listen I was hooked !!! Very detailed and concise, there were moments I would stop and return the next day. This is by far one the best audio books I have listened to. I am looking forward to listening to more by Jack Rosewood, bravo Mr. Rosewood!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly Woodruff
    03/11/17
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    "Overall good book"

    I guess I was expecting a book like a novel, but it’s not. Very, very detailed in the content. But it is simply the narrator going down a list of serial killers their crimes and outcomes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    Texas
    23/10/17
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    "RIVETING"

    I received this Audible Audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    As always, I am never disappointed by Jack Rosewood's accurate and precise factual writing. The information he shares is truly disturbing, but written in such a matter-of-fact way that I was able to get though the book without anxiety or nightmares at the conclusion of listening to over 17 hours/150 files on the worst serial killers!

    Although the books Mr. Rosewood writes are about people that I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to learn about, I do enjoy looking into the lives of those whose path took such a heinous path (what made them the way they were, what promoted them initially to begin their reign of terror, etc.).

    I look forward to future books by this author as his subject matter is truly riveting.

    #punkrocklibrarian #LibraryThing #GoodReads #Audiobook #Audible

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • spacechick365
    Colorado
    18/10/17
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    "Serial killers in alphabetical order"

    This book lists serial killers in alphabetical order. While being set up like a traditional encyclopedia, the content allows for easier listening. Also, there isn't as much gruesome detail for each killer making it easier for those that don't want to know all the details.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jess
    23/02/18
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    "Great resource "

    Lots of information for sure. Definitely interesting to get a list of so many serial killers. My one complaint was the listing of victims. It is extremely important to make sure victims names are in there but I thought it could have been done a little differently so the listener doesn't zone out. It's probably just a danger of doing this book in an audio format as opposed to a physical copy. Other than that, it was great!

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    22/02/18
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    "Recommend the physical/kindle edition"

    There is a lot of interesting and well researched information here, but this is like an encyclopedia of true crime so it doesn't make a great audiobook. The narrator does a very fine job, but there is no real narrative here-just facts about different serial killer cases in alphabetical order. That being said, the cases are outlined in such a clear way that even ardent true crime buffs will learn new things. I would recommend the physical book over the audiobook.

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • blueskies982
    Carthage, MS
    13/02/18
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    "Comprehensive Collection for True Crime Fans"

    Readers, please be aware that the details of some crimes are disturbing.

    Jack Rosewood consistently provides well researched true crime and Kevin Kollins is an excellent narrator.

    In this book, individual serial killers are profiled in alphabetical order. The authors provide the name and aliases, list of victims, methods of killing, a short biography, outcome, and trivia. For some, we know the outcome, the killer is in prison or has passed away by execution or natural causes. For some, the killer's identity is still unknown.

    I'm a true crime fan, so I recognized some of the names. Others were new to me - especially killers from outside the United States, the UK, or Australia.

    A drawback of this audiobook is the difficulty of finding a particular entry because the book is not indexed.

    I recommend this book for fans of true crime.

    Disclaimer - I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ray Johnson
    Ohio
    12/02/18
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    "A great resource! Both chilling and fulfilling!!"

    Brrrr.This is a great resource for anyone interested in serial killers. Like the title says it covers 150 of these cold-hearted killers. There are killers from all over the world profiled here, many famous, many not so well know. All I can say is that you had really better have a strong constitution as this is not for the faint-hearted or those of the weak stomach. It can be down right chilling.

    This book covers intricate details about each individual, including their stalking/hunting habits, their trials, things they said, and so forth.You don't get a thumbnail, you get a complete rundown on these people. It almost comes across as one of those alphabet agencies dossiers. I don't you could ask for more information, even if you had an individual book done on these monsters, one by one. Each profile is concise and tight, but not bare-bones by any means.

    Additionally, Kollins cranks out his narration to a point that it is almost like listening to Unsolved Mysteries, and that is a good thing. He is on point of his descriptive prose narration, and he brings the details to life.

    I would suggest this to anyone who is a fan of true crime, serial killers, unsolved mysteries, or even shows like Hannibal and Dexter. It is both frightening and fascinating all at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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