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Evil Beyond Belief

Narrated by: Karl Jenkinson
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

This is the shocking story of a doctor who was addicted to murder: a man who wickedly abused the trust of his patients with horrifying results.  

He was a pillar of the community: attentive, kind, never too busy to chat. Yet behind this charming facade lay the world's most prolific serial killer, with at least 200 victims. Small, bespectacled Dr Shipman was making house calls - and then committing murder with bloodcurdling expertise and professionalism. He saw himself as playing God. 

This sensational book looks behind the man and reveals how, throughout his 25-year campaign of evil, Shipman continued to be a doting husband and father, trusted and adored by the majority of his patients. Evil Beyond Belief looks at how he was able to get away with murder for so long and - most important of all - why he was driven by a twisted, insatiable lust for death. It also looks at the events leading up to Shipman's suicide and examines the effect that this dramatic event had on the families of his numerous victims.

©2019 Wensley Clarkson (P)2019 Bonnier Books Ltd

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I have been listening to true crime Audiobooks for more years thank I care to think about, I must say this is the best audiobook I have ever had the pleasure of listening to, written so well and narrated so brilliant I must give this a well deserved 10/10..

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Fascinating and horrific.

Just how I like my audiobooks! Couldn't stop listening. Lots of research and background that I had not heard before.

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fascinating read.

informative and insightful well worth a listen esp. true crime fans and serial killer fans

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Well researched but heavy on psychology

It’s a book about the most prolific serial killer in history. Shipman killed in vicinity of 400 people, mostly elderly women by injections of diamorphine. It is a chilling story of an ordinary man, respected and trusted by many thousands of patients.
The book is a biography with a heavy emphasis on psychology. That makes is a bit tedious at moments (I listened to audiobook) and I zoned out on more than one occasion. But it is extremely well researched, attentive to detail and respectful.
There are some factual repetitions but they don’t detract from the flow of the story too much.
I will say is a must read in the category of ‘Does evil really exist?’.

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Would of been a 5 had the author not portrayed Hyde as a basically a dump and drab when it's a close knit place , the author however told the story well and tried to be quite fair

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Author has not done research

could not finish it. author has put a lot of guess work into this stating things only shipman would of known.

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