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Harold Shipman Audiobook

Harold Shipman: The True Story of Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer

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Publisher's Summary

The man on the cover of this book looks like he could be anyone's grandfather. It's easy to imagine him doting on his little grandkids, reading them stories from his lap and letting them play with his big, bushy beard. If you were told he was a doctor, I bet you'd imagine he was a good, kind and gentle one, with an easy, affable manner and deep care for his patients.

Harold Frederick Shipman certainly projected all those qualities, but only so that he could hide the evil that lurked deep inside. Shipman abused his trust and used his position to kill - no less than 218 of his patients found their end at his hand, making him the United Kingdom's most prolific serial killer by a long shot.

This book tells Shipman's story, from his childhood under a domineering mother to his pathetic death in a prison cell. It will put you in the perspective of those who lived and worked in proximity to him, showing you the considerate but sometimes haughty doctor he presented himself as before taking you through the process of wrenching off that mask and uncovering the full extent of the evil festering within.

We will make a study of the man's possible motives and close with a look at the systemic failures that allowed him to kill and steps taken to make sure nothing like his murderous spree ever happens again.

©2015 Ryan Green (P)2016 Ryan Green

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    Michael Rubino 11-29-16
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    "Informative biograhy, very much as expected."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was interesting information. The fact that it was real was fascinating.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was interesting that I didn't recall ever hearing about this case in America.


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

    Yes, I have listened to two other books narrator by Mr. Sprance and this one compares favorably with the others.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Ryan Green’s life?

    I don't think I need to know anything about the Author's life.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was given to me for free by the Author / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Wesson North Carolina 11-19-16
    M. Wesson North Carolina 11-19-16
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its interesting to me wondering what makes people do these things.


    Which character – as performed by Ernie Sprance – was your favorite?

    No favorite character


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    What power does to people


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

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    Tad B. New York 10-21-16
    Tad B. New York 10-21-16 Member Since 2015

    I love audio books.

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    Green is a masterful writer in the true crime genre. Shipman was indeed one of the worst cases I've heard and Green does an excellent job of keeping the story riveting, concise and on track. Ernie Sprance does a lovely job, as always, of narrating this disturbing tale of a man who abused his power and preyed on the most vulnerable of his patients. Any listener who enjoys true crime will enjoy this book!

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

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    Spudboy Idaho 10-17-16
    Spudboy Idaho 10-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "You’ll leave wondering why?"

    TARGET AUDIENCE: True life crime story that is not over editorialized. The author provides an accurate account of the actual facts of the stories of this abhorrent individuals. However, unlike many serial killers, I left wondering why? What was his motivation?

    PROFANITY, SEX & VIOLENCE: Appropriate for all ages. Written in a way that describes the heinous crimes without using delving into details.

    NARRATOR: Excellent job narrating these accounts.

    OVERALL: I love to read about true crime, and this is a well written account of a serial killer who I had not heard of here in the US. You will love this book!

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    Daman 10-14-16
    Daman 10-14-16 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Chilling and Gripping"
    What made the experience of listening to Harold Shipman the most enjoyable?

    The story was eye opening and sad at the same time.


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

    It was great narration. The tone of the voice exuded the story well and kept me interested till the end.


    Any additional comments?

    "This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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    Kemarri 10-05-16
    Kemarri 10-05-16 Member Since 2016

    Relaxing my body and calming my mind while listening my way through a stress free day!

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    What did you love best about Harold Shipman?

    Nothing, ewww.. He was a creepy Dr. That used all his good for evil.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story pulled me right in and made me think about how many time me or one of my loved ones have visited the Docters office and could've been met with this kind of crazy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Favorite doesn't seem to fit this story but it was interesting to know some people didn't even check to see if their family member was dead just took his word for it.


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

    My reaction was shock for the most part.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine M. 10-04-16
    Elaine M. 10-04-16
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    "Interesting and Compelling!!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book as the author managed to cover all the facts of this case and was able to compile it into a quick read. I was shocked and amazed at all the oversights that enabled this doctor to kill as many of his patients as he did. Another point that got my attention was the Shipman's wife. I was amazed that she stood by his side through everything. I believe in stand by your man but you need to draw a line somewhere ... geeesh!!!

    Ernie Sprance did an excellent job with his performance. He has excellent pace and voice inflection with a pleasant tone of voice to listen to. He kept me engaged throughout the story.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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    Amber 10-04-16
    Amber 10-04-16
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    "Interesting"
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    This was an interesting and quick read. How scary to imagine a doctor killing his patients.
    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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    Meagan 09-26-16
    Meagan 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A true monster"
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    I really enjoyed this book. I think what is the most scary thing about this case is all of the oversights that had to occur in order to allow this man to continue killing. This isn’t your typical serial killer it was interesting to learn about Harold Shipman he was a brutal man killing over an Est 200 people. The narrator did a great job. I would highly recommend if you enjoy true crime.
    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”

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    Amazon Customer 09-22-16 Member Since 2016

    I love Audiobooks! :)

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    "It was ok"

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook boom.

    It was ok, a quick read. Not bad, interesting story.

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