I used to listen to this audio book on tape when I was younger. I was delighted to find it on Audible. The stories are really interesting and very well told. The author has clearly done his research and has put it together well. The reader is very good. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in what detectives really do. These stories are just as good as the ones other authors create.
I first listened to these stories on tapes from the library when I was in middle school. I made the mistake of listening to them at night, although the book does warn against it. Terry Deary did such a great job writing the stories, and Denica Fairman did such a great job reading them, that I was terrified!
Listening to the book again about ten years later, I've still got chills. The book is great at portraying the horror of the stories, but also at presenting the facts behind them. Terry Deary clearly did his research for this book, and it shows.
I recommend this book, but I will warn you that the stories are quite scary. Don't make the mistake I made and listen to them after dark.
I don't believe in monsters, but I love monster stories. The stories in this book are interesting and well-told, and Denica Fairman does an excellent job reading them (including voices for the characters in each story with a number of accents). The author does not try to convince the reader that the stories must be true, but uses evidence to support the case of each story. He also provides evidence that the stories may not be true, then leaves the reader to judge for him/herself.
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