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The Serial Killer Books Audiobook

The Serial Killer Books: 15 Famous Serial Killers True Crime Stories That Shocked the World

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Publisher's Summary

There are reasons why some of the most famous serial killers in the world have names that stick in our memories, send shivers up our spines, make us double-check to make sure the doors are locked at night, and maybe peek under the bed to be sure nothing is lurking there before we turn off the lights.

These are monsters who are real, whose crimes are so reprehensible, so horrific, that they become seared in our memories.

For this true crime anthology, we've combed the serial killer files to give you a closer, more intimate look at some of the worst of the worst from the world of serial killer, combining multiple stories into one perfect late-night book that's just the thing to keep you up at night, unable to stop listening.

For those who love criminology, who can't put down the latest true crime stories, this collection of stories rivals the best serial killer books, and give you deeper insight into killers ranging from the charismatic, cunning Ted Bundy to the long-abused Aileen Wuornos, whose unimaginable troubles finally came to a very violent head.

This diverse collection of serial killer stories, culled from the annals of history, is an ideal choice for the true crime buff who wonders why the monsters of our imaginations came to life and walked the streets, lurking in dark corners to wait for their next victim.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

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    Adam 31/08/2017
    Adam 31/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    I loved it I always love all crime and serial killer stories and this is an amazing listen.

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  • spacechick365
    Colorado
    13/07/17
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    "Interesting true stories"

    Jack Rosewood has a knack for telling stories about serial killers and making them even more interesting than they already were. He goes into just enough detail to be able to imagine the horrific events without going so far that you don't want to hear any more. Great read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amber
    Texas
    21/08/17
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    "Another Great True Crime Book"
    Any additional comments?

    This is yet another great true crime book by Jack Rosewood!!! I really enjoy the longer versions of these books and can't wait to listen to the next one. The narrator did a great job.

    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
  • Michael Rubino
    10/08/17
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    "If you Like True Crime, then you will Love This"
    If you could sum up The Serial Killer Books in three words, what would they be?

    Good True Crime


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Serial Killer Books?

    The Murder Castle was particularly interesting because I grew up just outside of Chicago and had no idea about this history until I heard it in the audiobook.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Kollins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't, but he was very good. Articulate with good pacing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was extremely appalled at the way a human being could so callously take the life of another without remorse.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this book for free by the author/producer for an unbiased review of the material.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David Johnson
    09/08/17
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    "a book of short stories about serial killers"

    Not super heavy on details. more a series of short tales. but a decent short synopsis of each.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bikram Agarwal
    07/08/17
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    "Alright book, performance could've been better."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    In my opinion, the non-linear storytelling didn't really work for this book. It would've been better if the author finished each of the stories in sequence, linearly; instead of jumping around.


    What aspect of Kevin Kollins’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator's voice made it sound like I'm listening to a documentary; which isn't bad in itself, given the subject matter. But I was expecting more of a horror story vibe, which I didn't get from the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Wesson
    North Carolina
    03/08/17
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    "Another Excellent Book by Jack Rosewood"
    Would you listen to The Serial Killer Books again? Why?

    Yes I absolutely would. The stories have a lot of details that you don't normally hear in some true crime books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Serial Killer Books?

    For me, it was the story with the "ice pick" details. I had to turn it off for a while. Whew....


    What about Kevin Kollins’s performance did you like?

    Kevin Kollins's performance was very good. His voice was spot on and didn't irritate me like some do.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Gruesome sick crimes


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VinMo
    02/08/17
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    "Great listen! Kept me intrigued throughout"
    What made the experience of listening to The Serial Killer Books the most enjoyable?

    The method that Rosewood used to link all of the stories together and organize the chapters was an entirely new and refreshing experience for me. What also stood out was that even though the stories were short, the book included nuggets of info that I had never heard before even though I've read full length books on a number of the crimes included. I wouldn't say this gave the crimes an entirely new angle, but it absolutely fleshed out my perspective in ways that I hadn't previously considered and kept me glued to my headphones. I recommend this book both to those who are experienced true crime readers and those who are brand new to genre.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Newton
    26/07/17
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    "3.5* - large collection of crime stories"
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    What I enjoyed about this collection is that it included crimes spanning a wide period of time (the late 19th century until recently). I was familiar with many of the criminals discussed in the story, but I'm always interested in hearing new or previously forgotten details so I have no problems whatsoever that the author mixed famous and less-famous cases. Another thing that I appreciate is that the narrator included references at the end of the book, for those of us who are interested in following up on some of the stories. (I wish more non-fiction audiobooks included audio or pdf versions of references/further reading...)

    There are only two reasons why I didn't give this collection a higher rating. Firstly, the stories were uneven regarding the amount of information - some were very very brief and others gave us a much more complete picture of people, events, motives, aftermaths, and so on. I would have preferred that the brief stories were expanded to give us a complete picture of the crime. The other reason why I didn't give this collection a higher rating is because some details around (sexual) violence were included for sensational reasons in some stories (but not all) and they were disturbing to hear. I agree that people should know if extreme sexual violence occurs in a crime. However, there is absolutely no purpose to be served in disclosing how many inches the rapist shoved the broom handle up the victim's bloody genitals. It gives attention to criminals and it is disrespectful to victims of sexual violence, and I think it desensitizes people about sexual violence and may even encourage copycat or 'one-upping' behaviour among psychologically unstable readers who may be prone to violence. I agree with free speech and I enjoy reading true-crime stories, but I question the author's intention in disclosing the details of *extremely* brutal sex crimes (or details of crimes involving children as victims). Gosh, I sound like a prude here and I don't mean to be that way. I guess I'm just throwing a thought out there - how much details of violent sexual crimes are appropriate for a mass-market book on true crime... Some of the details went too far in this volume, in my personal opinion, but I acknowledge that everyone has different comfort thresholds.

    (I was a young woman living in St. Catharines, Ontario, when Kristen and Leslie were kidnapped. In fact, I often rode my bicycle past the relatively isolated lake (Lake Gibson) where Leslie's body was discovered. In all the news stories that I read about Bernardo/Homolka, the details of the sexual torture were never disclosed in the media. I'm glad that the media held those specific details back from the public.)

    The narration was great - no complaints at all! Kevin Kollins has a great voice for this genre...

    I provided my opinion in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lidia Chymkowska
    19/07/17
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    "A set of gruesome stories that keep you listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's another set by Jack Rosewood that I would recommend to everyone interested in real life crimes. It's also a set that will make you cringe and shudder at the extent of human cruelty towards another human being. Stories which the set comprises range from an unimaginable horror of a family member killing all his/her relatives, to serial rapists and murderers, to hate killings, to an unfathomable murder of 8 innocent nurses with no reason or motive whatsoever... And it's a set that will keep you listen late at night...


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The reader/listener must be warned: the author describes the crimes in vivid, sometimes drastic details, not trying to hide the more horrific aspects of the murders/killings... It may be disturbing for some (it definitely was for me) but it also emphasizes the reality of those heinous acts of depravity...


    What does Kevin Kollins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kevin Kollins narration was good - factual and not too emotional, which was perfect for the content of the book... I liked the pace of his reading and slight voice alterations when quoting people involved in particular crimes.

    I've given the performance 4 stars instead of 5 not because I've found Mr Kollins' interpretation of the book faulty in any way, but because of some technical aspects of the recording: there are unnaturally long pauses between the sections of a given chapter (and some of those sections are really short, like 3-4 sentences only), and there's also one instance when two sections appear in the wrong places (the "Notable" sections concerning Starkweather and Gilmore were interchanged...).

    So overall my rating would be 4.5 rather than 4:)


    Any additional comments?

    DISCLAIMER: 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
  • rhonda walker
    16/07/17
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    "So many well known serial killers in one book."
    What made the experience of listening to The Serial Killer Books the most enjoyable?

    These are serial killers most of us have heard of. There is a lot of information on the killers and their crimes but it doesn't drag on. The cases move from one to another and I got sucked right in from one case to the next.


    What about Kevin Kollins’s performance did you like?

    Kevin was a good narrator. His voice and the way he read was perfect for this type of book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many terrible cases here that one couldn't help but be horrified and saddened several times.


    Any additional comments?

    For anyone interested in serial killers, this is a must read. These are stories you would have heard of and are somewhat familiar with. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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