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Publisher's Summary

"I wrapped duct tape around her mouth and her nose and watched her suffocate to death...then I went back to work." (Former Colonel David Russell Williams of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 2010)

Sunday Times best-selling author Christopher Berry-Dee is back with a companion volume that delves even deeper into the savage world of psychopaths and their hideous crimes. This time, however, he combines sections on killers whom he has known, interviewed or corresponded with, with studies of psychopathic serial killers from the past, including Peter Kürten, the 'Düsseldorf Monster'; John Christie, responsible for the killings at 10 Rillington Place; and Neville Heath, a ladykiller in every sense of the word.

The result is a chilling narrative that sets the forensic examination of killers and their crimes within the context of murder in the 20th and 21st centuries, an examination of the evil mind set against the insoluble problem of identifying psychopaths who kill. 

This is not a book for the squeamish, but it is undeniably fascinating in its portrayal of just what one human being will do to others - while all too often moving among us unnoticed and unhindered. If their crimes seem as incomprehensible as they are horrific, it is undeniably true that the world's most savage killers may be much closer than we think.... 

©2019 Christopher Berry-Dee (P)2019 Bonnier Books Ltd

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Epic read

I will forever be haunted by the narrators voice when he mimics Carol Bundys statements.

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  • Jackson Theofore Lara
  • 11-09-2019

Rambling and self-congratulatory

Maybe I've been spoiled with quite a few really good true crime books. Regardless, this isn't one of these. To begin with, the book doesn't really get going until Chapter 7. Prior to this, the author rambles around to no point whatsoever. I honestly feel like either the author has no ability to think strategically or just rambles to increase the page count. Once the author gets going on the narrative, he does more or less settle down to tell various stories of serial killers. However, I found a lot of this quite annoying. First, the author repeatedly pats himself on the back for knowing and talking to various serial killers. He's so very proud of his ability to talk to these people and get them to tell him the truth. The author really does see himself as the serial killer whisperer. Throughout, the author has to put in his opinion of why a killer did this or that without much evidence to support his claims. The author comes off as so smug that it gets irritating. I honestly just wanted the stories and not the author's ramblings on why what he believes is correct, or telling me that I need to hang on, because the next part is gruesome. Oh, and as an added note, he plugged his other books many times in each chapter. In the end, I would suggest not wasting your money and time on this.

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  • 匿名
  • 06-10-2019

Very boring

This book promises evil stories about the worst humanity has produced, and a look into what makes them tick. The author talking about how brave he was to be in a the same room as some of these killer got old. Also it was controlled/ prison where he met them. Two hours in and I gave up. I hope audible gives me my credit back.

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  • dyesun
  • 09-09-2019

Loved it!

Best one yet! Love the narration! Gory and a bit funny too! You won't be disappointed!

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  • tony cassidy
  • 10-12-2019

the definition of 'vanity piece'! dont bother!!

This is absolute drivel and nonsense regurgitated in a less interesting way than previously told in the authors other title ‘talking with serial killers’ which, if you’ve read/listened to this, I’d stop there as that’s all you’re going to get from this author worth entertaining. This book is the very definition of ‘vanity piece’ and the author comes across here as the real-life Frederick Chilton of ‘silence of the Lambs’ fame (not a compliment!) Colin Mace is on top form as usual here though!

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  • bek
  • 30-11-2019

fantastic

great narrator ,what an interesting book , so insightful, live the different accents ,liked tone and pace good for me

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  • Thescificultist
  • 21-10-2019

Terrible...

Awful, sensationalised drivel, with a good handful of populist political ranting on top. Poorly written, he spends the first 5 chapters telling you 'what the book is going to do' but never actually doing much of it. The writer/narrators decision to imitate the accent of a member of the Singapore police, beautifully conveyed just how tacky the whole tone is. I persevered for another 10mins after that, shouldn't have bothered.

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  • Julie Westmoreland
  • 01-12-2019

Very good

A very interesting book. Made all the better by the brilliant narrations from Colin Mace.

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  • Bucks
  • 30-10-2019

Gruesome and fanasanting

Although not a comfortable subject, I was fanasanted with these minds. The conclusion makes you realise we walk among the most dangerous people.

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  • Julia Stone
  • 05-11-2020

Self indulgent and misogynistic

Nothing you can't find on YouTube and the author can't hide his ego, very annoying.

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  • Mrs Dawe
  • 15-10-2020

As much as Berry-Dee says it isn't...

this is a pretty lazy re-hash of Talking with Serial Killers. It's not uninteresting, but if you've read or listened to the above mentioned book, I wouldn't bother with Talking With Psychopaths and Savages. Colin Mace is still an excellent narrator, but the thing that stuck out the most in this book is how much time Berry-Dee spends stroking his own ego. It got a bit nauseating, even in a short 8.5 hour book.

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  • abbygail f.
  • 09-10-2020

ok.. a little dull

I read the previous book talking with serial killers and it was great the other hand is quite frankly boring. it uses many of the same cases in doesn't quite delve deeply enough into the psychology for my liking, is it's a dull read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-09-2020

Major let down

Went into this book with high expectations from the title and premise and the first couple chapters had piqued my interested, however, you will quickly find out that the book isn't a recollection of conversations with killers and a dissection of thier psyche, its actually just the author proclaiming he is very famous, has written other books and has talked to serial killers. I really wanted to like this book and was looking forward to the chapters in which he focused on one killer, one of these chapters I must say I did really enjoy and was very interested listening to the upbringing and his actions until his demise but the rest of the chapters felt like bloated Wikipedia articles sprinkled with his own opinion throughout or plugs to his other books or tangents to killers that he wasn't even focusing on but would ramble about for 5 minutes anyway. Although I had issues with the book at times I must say Colin Mace's narration was impeccable and there was the one chapter early on that I did find very interesting and had me intrigued to continue listening and hoping another chapter might hit that high but sadly for me it never did.

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  • Leonie Mouricette
  • 31-03-2020

worst book I've heard .

worst book I've heard, give it a miss unless you like a headache. total waste of my time .

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