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The Big Book of Serial Killers

An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers
Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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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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  • Liz
  • 17-09-2017

Disturbingly awesome...

A detailed account of bizarre human behaviour. Gruesome, yet, I couldn't stop reading and it left me thinking, we all have the capacity to kill if you could just remove that little bit of your mind called a conscience. Highly recommended read for true crime fans!

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not what i expected.

very short description of each one, no search facility, not good format for an audiobook

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Interesting topic, wrong platform

Well researched but not really written in a format that works as an audio book. The endless lists and repetition get dull and confusing.

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Yeah nah not for me.

I was pretty disappointed with this book most of the true crime books I purchase or really good but this one was really quiet boring.

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crap

crap book tape so repetitive ,. do not buy it so bad hope he dies

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  • Noemie
  • 21-01-2018

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-2018

Awful

It’s literally a reference book 😩 serious error of judgement by me, it’s robot talk too.

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  • Alana
  • 22-02-2018

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

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  • Benjy
  • 11-06-2019

Creepy, yet thrilling!

This book has so much details on serial killers. Sometimes it is difficult to understand the mindset behind the grevious evil perpetrated by these twisted folks, however, listening to the details of their lives sometimes put everything into perspective. This kind of closure (not the best words, but close. Nothing can rationalize the twisted nature of serial killers!) is what this book offers by shedding light on some intricate details about the serial killers, their victims, and the role of the law enforcement agencies.
I think the narrator decided to use a slightly creepy tone to capture the darkness of the stories being told, and it was a good choice in my opinion.
Overall, this book is intriguing, engaging, and tells of some of the craziness that still exists in this world.

I received this book as a free review copy, and this is my unbiased opinion about it.

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  • Eve
  • 31-05-2019

Good collection of stories

This book contains some really high profile serial killers stories. The details go as far as the background of these twisted criminals, which gives a hint of the possible motivation for such heinous crimes. I think the narrator also decided to use a slightly tense tone to create suspense and it makes the book even more chilling to listen to. Some of the stories presented would really astound some people, but then, that's what an encyclopedia on serial killers should deliver. Great content.

P.S. I received a free copy of this audiobook and I have left this review as a true evaluation of this book.

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  • John
  • 12-05-2019

A real thriller

This audiobook is as captivating as it is chilling. But then, the stories of serial killers are usually of that sort. This book details the profile of some of the most notorious predatory humans, their activities, victims, lair/tactics, etc. Be sure, the stories here are not for the faint-hearted.
However, this book is excellent for those who can handle their scary stories, and also love True Crime.

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  • K.D.K 1971-1980-2006
  • 15-03-2018

Shorts of information on various Serial Killers

I enjoyed listening to this in the car, interesting and informative about different serial killers.

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  • bigjim78
  • 29-01-2018

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

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?

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