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Dr. H.H. Holmes and The Whitechapel Ripper Audiobook

Dr. H.H. Holmes and The Whitechapel Ripper

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Publisher's Summary

Serial killer doctor Henry Howard "H.H." Holmes was the most viable suspect for the 1888 Whitechapel London murders attributed to the enigma we have come to know as "Jack the Ripper". The research in this nonfiction true crime investigative journal of documents and case file historic accounts reveals startling information that leads the listener to perhaps the most hidden secrets behind the crimes. A "perfect dichotomy" that produces evidence that one man may have been a serial killer on two continents in the 19th century, responsible for the deaths of hundreds, or thousands of innocent victims.

Documentation amassed from the London Metropolitan Police, the British National Archives, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the American National Archives, along with many outside sources, bring to light new testimony and eyewitness reports that help to solve these 125-year-old crimes resolving this cold case crime.

©2014 Dane Ladwig (P)2014 Dane Ladwig

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    Ravendawn Redmond, WA 10-04-14
    Ravendawn Redmond, WA 10-04-14 Member Since 2011
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    Would you try another book from Dane Ladwig and/or Alex Hyde-White, Punch Audio?

    Since you ask, I'm not sure I would. Dane Ladwig came across as conceited, more interested in talking about the fact that he felt he solved the Jack the Ripper case than actually presenting his evidence for it.


    What could Dane Ladwig have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not stopped to ask me to purchase a hard copy of the book.


    Do you think Dr. H.H. Holmes and The Whitechapel Ripper needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It's in dire need of a follow-up.


    Any additional comments?

    As I had never heard this theory before, I was intrigued. I did learn quite a bit about H.H. Holmes, previously I had only read about the Pietzl case. The idea that he could be Jack the Ripper seems plausible, but the author never really presented his evidence for thinking so. I kept waiting for a timeline of events, laying everything out, a clear presentation of the case. Everything was sort of round about and difficult to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TERRY A DELBENE author of 'Dem Bon'z Cocoa, Florida 04-03-16 Member Since 2014

    author of 'Dem Bon'z

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    Would you listen to Dr. H.H. Holmes and The Whitechapel Ripper again? Why?

    Yes. I want to go through it with Whispersync (which the audio version encourages but apparently is not available.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Holmes has to be the star. If we made him up, no one would believe such a monster is plausible.


    What about Alex Hyde-White, Punch Audio’s performance did you like?

    He managed to pronounce most of the names of people and places, not an easy feat with such a book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The book doesn't close the case on Jack the Ripper but clearly adds some food for thought by suggesting the documented presence of Dr. H.H. Holmes in Whitechapel contemporary with the murders of Jack the Ripper. Some of the sections were disappointing in their inability to take the presence of Holmes further. The hypothesis of Holmes doing the fifth killing is an interesting one. As a novelist, there is a lot of useful reanalysis of material to fuel imaginative stories, though I think we would all trade our fanciful tales for true closure and enlightenment on this series of crimes.

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    Ross MUSKEGON, MI, United States 11-20-15
    Ross MUSKEGON, MI, United States 11-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Not a bad book, but a bad audio book."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    it had some good information, but a lot of it will be review for anyone who is familiar with the Holmes case. There is not a lot of information actually connecting him to Jack the Ripper until later on. But the author does make a decent case once he gets to it.

    The real problem with this audio book, is that for some reason the audio quality keeps changing, and it is really annoying. Poor production quality to say the least.


    Would you recommend Dr. H.H. Holmes and The Whitechapel Ripper to your friends? Why or why not?

    Only if they are interested in such things.


    What does Alex Hyde-White, Punch Audio bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator is good, and does a great american accent. But again, what is up with the audio? Punch Audio failed big time on the production here.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Hey Punch Audio, lets make the whole thing high quality audio please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trixie 10-14-14
    Trixie 10-14-14
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    A very interesting and well researched book. It's a scary thought with the idea that Holmes had been in London during the ripper killings.Very interesting.

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