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Criminal Psychology

The Criminal Mind of a Serial Killer, Book 1
Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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Summary

Learn what goes on in the criminal mind of a serial killer. Now with two new chapters!

Go inside the twisted mind of a serial killer!

To the untrained eye, a serial killer looks just like any other member of the public. They wear clothes, they eat food, and they go about their daily lives as any normal person would do. But there is a difference about them, which is unquantifiable. It is the deadly secret that all serial killers hide from the outside world. If they weren’t able to conceal this secret so well, many cold-blooded killings could have been prevented. So if we could see deep within their souls and spot the things that made them the way they are, maybe we can stop them from becoming serial killers in the first place. 

With this book, I aim to get inside the mind of a serial killer, to reveal what makes them tick and to see if there are any personality traits that are the same across the wide range of different serial killers through time. Finally, I will take a look at the top five serial killer personalities and 10 of the most famous serial killers in history. This will give us insight into the mind of a serial killer and a better understanding of the things that turn people into cold and calculating killing machines.... 

Do you find serial killers interesting? Would you like to get a glimpse inside the mind of a serial killer? Then get this book now!

©2016 Shawn Becker (P)2019 JW Group Sweden AB

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A short little book .

A short little book that is interesting to listen to if you like serial killers or true crime.

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I liked it.

I liked that the author had a chapter with some common traits Serial Killers have and that he connected them with real examples of serial killers there have been through history.

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Fascinating story

Fascinating story as look at this guy- normal, not bad looking yet he was a psycho. I am appalled at how often in America we fail to recognize or when recognized fail to get help needed for the mentally ill. A good lesson in it for everyone.

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A riveting listen

Such an interesting topic; I always had a morbid fascination with serial killers. It helps that the narrator has the kind of voice I can listen to for hours.

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1st audio book I've listened too<br />

excellent narrator..perfect voice for this book..made it a very easy and educational listen..looking forwards to
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A Good Overview And Examples.

This is a well written, short but informative overview of what a serial killer is and is not and the potential nature and nurture of his or her development. Through famous examples we are shown how normal, on the outside, these monsters are and how they often lure their victims. It is a disquieting listen but narrated very well so as not to sensationalise the topic. In my opinion it should have been somewhat longer.

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Gritty and well written

I know a lot of people want all the gory details. I don’t specifically. My inspiration is enough. This author didn’t glaze over this story that has been written by many other author over the years. But he did relate all the murders without chronic too long on the manners of each victims death.

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A well written criminal book.

This was very well written. I appreciated Mr. Shawn Becker’s effort. This book tells a straightforward story about a allegedly normal guy who was a monster! Having followed the case when it was happening, it helped to get a better insight into the story.

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The author has done it.

I’ve read some fiction books already and watched some documentaries on Serial Killing, but this is by far the best by Shawn Becker’s writing style makes understanding the feelings and emotions behind “The Criminal Mind of a Serial Killer” as though you knew the killer. I could not put the book down and anxiously waiting for the next version.

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  • David Sherrer
  • 29-01-19

Excellent

I was somewhat scared during listening to this fabulous story which is full of good information regarding famous serial killers and give descriptions of each kind or serial killer.

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  • Alexander B. Talbot
  • 31-01-19

Interesting audible to listen.

Interesting to listen to this audible as it is well detailed and it will help you to spot such people and understand their behavior.

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  • Domino83
  • 28-10-19

Easy listen

loved this book! Aubrey Parsons does an excellent job reading. very informative. I do wish it were longer but that is no a fault of the writer I was just drawn in to all the new things I was learning and ran outtakes book! lol. Well done

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  • Scartlettcrafty
  • 20-10-19

Overview type book

This book is a good overview of information about serial killers. If one is beginning to find interest in this topic, this should be their first read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-19

interesting

very interesting book. gives a good overview of what makes a serial killer. narration is kind of bland.

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  • Connie
  • 17-10-19

Learning made interesting

I was fascinated by the information provided and it was provided in a manner that it kept my attention.
The narrators voice and presentation was prefect for the topic.

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  • L. Raguso
  • 15-10-19

Serial Killers abound...

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
I enjoyed listening to this book. The facts and stories about the existence of serial killers was informative and entertaining.
It was a quick listen with a comprehensive list of serial killers at the end. I am a True Crime fan and have a special place for serial killer books in my strange morbid heart.
Worth the time.

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  • angie
  • 10-10-19

Chilling & quick listen about Serial Killers

Just finished this quick and insightful primer to the Criminal Psychology of Serial Killers. What the patterns of interviewed serial killers show & many of the factors that seem to be present predispose someone to be deemed a serial killer. It was chilling to hear the talking points and the discussion regarding nature or nurture. Fascinating & yet disturbing to realize you may just be standing next to one at the supermarket or gas station. Narration was clear, concise & very pleasant to listen too.

**I received this audio book free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Janalyn
  • 04-10-19

Very informative

This is the perfect size book. The author gets right to the point. From nature versus nurture to the different types of serial killers and the stages they go through. This book should be in any true crime fans library.

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  • Danielle
  • 03-10-19

Very good overview of the topic

I received a free copy for an honest review. I found this to be a very good overview & introduction to the very interesting topic of serial killers. I found this to be a very thorough intro on the topic using real life examples of mostly well known (and caught) serial killers.

I would have liked the topic to go into a little more depth, and as such is why I only rated it with 4 stars.

Picky detail: BTK was explained to be Blind, Torture, Kill when in fact this is supposed to be BIND, Torture, Kill. Not sure if an issue in the book or the narration. Just thought I'd point it out.