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    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.

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    • The Louligan
    • 31/10/2017

    GREAT FOR TRUE CRIME DEVOTÉES, BUT....

    ........this is a 5-Star PRINTED book but just a 2-Star AUDIOBOOK. You get all the serial killing that you could hope for, with several spree killers thrown in. Narrator Kevin Kollins is absolutely perfect for this genre.

    So what’s the problem? Well, it’s written in outline form, making it difficult fully appreciate in audio. The author presents each killer in a non-chronological database form, which references and cross-references their crimes, which is often redundant. Also, he lists “Murder Victims” (by name and age), “Offenses” (including murder), and a “Timeline of Murders”. This is alright, albeit redundant, if there are less than 5 victims. However, in the case of prolific serial killers like Ted Bundy, Gary Greenway, and John Wayne Gacy, you will zone out by victim 10. Lord help you if there are 30+ victims! Or, in the case of Chinese, Korean, or South American killers (don’t ask me their names!) who killed as many as 100 people in their native countries......well, I think you get where I’m going with this.

    This book makes a better hard-copy version because the reader can skim or totally skip over the lists which add nothing to the accounts unless you’re a researcher. You get a pretty thorough synopsis in the narrative backstory included with exact killer.

    I am going to return the audio version and just buy the print version. I suggest you do the same. This is a great READ but an almost impossible LISTEN.

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    • Adrian
    • 08/03/2018

    gets pretty old

    the book is great for learning about serial killers but it has some major flaws.

    they read the victims names, and then read the names again with the date they were murdered. one chapter was 20 minutes long and 90% of it was spent reading off the 150 victims twice.

    And I might be wrong, but I don't recall them talking about H. H. Holms, which is ludicrous if they didn't include him

    There are some chapters that are very interesting but most are very lack luster

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    • Ray Johnson
    • 12/02/2018

    A great resource! Both chilling and fulfilling!!

    Brrrr.This is a great resource for anyone interested in serial killers. Like the title says it covers 150 of these cold-hearted killers. There are killers from all over the world profiled here, many famous, many not so well know. All I can say is that you had really better have a strong constitution as this is not for the faint-hearted or those of the weak stomach. It can be down right chilling.

    This book covers intricate details about each individual, including their stalking/hunting habits, their trials, things they said, and so forth.You don't get a thumbnail, you get a complete rundown on these people. It almost comes across as one of those alphabet agencies dossiers. I don't you could ask for more information, even if you had an individual book done on these monsters, one by one. Each profile is concise and tight, but not bare-bones by any means.

    Additionally, Kollins cranks out his narration to a point that it is almost like listening to Unsolved Mysteries, and that is a good thing. He is on point of his descriptive prose narration, and he brings the details to life.

    I would suggest this to anyone who is a fan of true crime, serial killers, unsolved mysteries, or even shows like Hannibal and Dexter. It is both frightening and fascinating all at the same time.

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    • Lunya Baggett
    • 18/11/2017

    This Audio Book Is Incredible

    From the moment I started to listen I was hooked !!! Very detailed and concise, there were moments I would stop and return the next day. This is by far one the best audio books I have listened to. I am looking forward to listening to more by Jack Rosewood, bravo Mr. Rosewood!!!!

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    • April H.
    • 23/08/2017

    The Big Book of Serial Killers

    The Big Book of Serial Killers: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers
    : Jack Rosewood

    Thïs book is exactly what it says it is, an encyclopedia of serial killers. It gives basic information on many serial killers. With this being said, it doesn't translate well to audio book format unless all you want is to go through hours of listening in alphabetical order. I would like to read the e-book version. Jack Rosewood is an expert on this subject!




    The narration was well done by Kevin Kollins.



    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    • POLLY POIZENDEM
    • 01/03/2018

    Keyword . . . ENCYCLOPEDIA


    For those expecting some sort of storyline, bear in mind that this IS as the title suggests, an encyclopedia. So therefore, its also going to be read/sound like one too. Not exactly the sort of thing one would normally sit and listen to straight from beginning to end....thus it will be much more enjoyable for you doing that in increments.

    Having said that, it is VERY informative as far as getting a basic rundown of nearly every killer you can possibly think of. And then some. Its wonderful for prompting further study in a case that you may be unfamiliar with, and perhaps might want to delve deeper into.

    There were several that peaked my interest for sure. You could easily relisten to this one again, because there is SOOO much information. I also thought the narrator was pretty well suited for this audiobook. :)

    I recieved this audiobook at no cost to me in exchange for an honest opinion. I think I might get this book (paper) for the bookshelf...nice handy reference guide. Some things are just better in print so you can look things up as needed.

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    • Not impressed
    • 12/02/2021

    this book is awesome.

    enjoyed this so much I bought the hard copy for my mother... for her birthday lol

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    • Ian
    • 04/02/2021

    Pretty Decent

    Overall it's good if you're really interested in killers. it reads just like an encyclopedia or wikipedia. each section is short so it's not a drawn out story about the killer or the victims. Don't expect a story because there isn't one. MANY killers with high body counts were left out while adding one with two or three victims. You will in 99% of the cases hear the full victim list twice. Be prepared for Harold Shipman.

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    • Skye
    • 31/01/2021

    Boring

    definitely not a book to listen to because it's really slow and drags on in ways that is okay for a coffee table book such as this but listening to it was not worth the money

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    • John
    • 26/12/2020

    Great read.

    he narration gets 5 stars. The author gets 5 stars. one of the best books I was into all year.

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    • Dean
    • 20/07/2018

    Good book

    Great book very interesting the only thing that bothered me was the victim names and dates but it's needed for research so u can't do without. Highly recommend.