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Whoever Fights Monsters Audiobook

Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI

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Publisher's Summary

Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us - and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down some of the nation's most brutal murderers.

Just as it happened in The Silence of the Lambs, Ressler uses the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose, to the way they kill, to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them, Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers for the police to capture.

Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for America's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.

©1992 Robert K. Ressler and Tom Shachtman (P)2016 Tantor

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    leelee8888 Las Vegas 07-25-16
    leelee8888 Las Vegas 07-25-16 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Recommended !!!"

    I'm a true crime buff that is hard to please, this was a really good listen.

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    james clifton barker 08-18-16
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    "Staring into The Abyss indeed"

    Thoroughly enjoyable, sometimes lurid, always very entertaining. I guess I can't fault a man with focusing on what interests him, which in this case seems to be Edmund Kemper. He was mentioned in detail multiple times (ultimately they all fit together to tell his story and there weren't any overly redundant details). I did find that Ressler seemed to rationalize a few of his actions from time to time, most notably some participation in the defense of Jeffrey Dahmer. Maybe it was because he treated it as a minor footnote at the end of the book, but I just think that Dahmer, be he tormented or not, should not be given even a single shred of sympathy. I also feel that the money spent on the legal process to put a serial killer to death ultimately does pay out, especially in the Bundy case, because staying alive was an incentive to get Bundy to confess to a good portion of the murders that could not be pinned on him.

    Regardless of my minor disagreements, this is a fantastic book from the world's foremost expert and if highly recommend it to anyone that can stomach a few gory details.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    clint 09-20-16
    clint 09-20-16
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    "Amazing insight"

    This read was better than I imagined. It covers many facets of many cases. It is a look behind the mask of the monster. It explains what happened, how, and what was happening in the mind of the killers. That leads to why these people did what they did. Super interesting and appalling at the same time. If you are prone to lock the doors on your home at all times, you will be.

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    Keajr 12-14-16
    Keajr 12-14-16
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    "Fascinating and terrifying."

    an older book but fascinating and very informative period gives a great background to modern day profiling and a great look into the minds of serial killers.

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    Aaron M. Benzing 10-22-16
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    "Old Book That Dissapoints"
    Any additional comments?

    This book focuses on the development of the FBI, not individual cases. Pretty Boring.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    fredbear2 02-27-17
    fredbear2 02-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Definitely recommend"

    The book was very good however the narration was a little over dramatized at times.

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    Kimberly M. Bailey Manteca, CA. United States 02-24-17
    Kimberly M. Bailey Manteca, CA. United States 02-24-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Extremely Interesting"

    This book kept me listening every chance I had, with clear and concise explanations of criminal behavior. It was fascinating.

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    Henry 04-07-17
    Henry 04-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Just great."
    Would you listen to Whoever Fights Monsters again? Why?

    Yes. Well written. Well narrated. Very interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Whoever Fights Monsters?

    The serial killer interviews Mr. Ressler related in his book.


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

    No.


    If you could give Whoever Fights Monsters a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Watch out for normal looking people.


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    Lally 04-04-17
    Lally 04-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I want more and more!"

    This was my first audible read and this book right here was just the right book to have gotten. Every chapter keep me wanting to hear more and more. The attention to detail in every aspect was more then satisfying! I can't wait to read more of Robert K. ressler books. I love that there are so many hours to finish this book. If only it was longer. As you can see I loved this book and if your into anything criminal and about serial killers. This is the book for you.

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    Katherine Barnes 04-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "fascinating"

    Really interesting and still very relevant. I kept prolonging my drive just to listen to more.

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