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Female Serial Killers Audiobook

Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters

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Publisher's Summary

Society is conditioned to think of murderers and predators as men, but in this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill - and the political, economic, social, and sexual implications. From history's earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britain's notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to "Honeymoon Killer" Martha Beck, from the sensational murder-spree of Aileen Wournos, to cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky challenges the ordinary standards of good and evil and defies the accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.

©2007 Peter Vronsky (P)2017 Tantor

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    leelee8888 Las Vegas 07-06-17
    leelee8888 Las Vegas 07-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely well researched"

    Lots of info on each criminal, some well known and others not. I found it very interesting and I was pleasantly surprised that it was much more the usual basic info that we hear on every other true crime show or book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 07-12-17
    Cindy 07-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    i'm a Peter Vronsky fan so i really enjoyed this book. Vronsky not only researches his material his personal insights are interesting. Great narrator. If you are a true crime fan you'll like the "why" of this book as well as the "how". Definitely credit worthy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AnnieDetroit Columbus Ohio 10-03-17
    AnnieDetroit Columbus Ohio 10-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worth it at twice the price"

    Peter Vronsky never disappoints. This book was well researched and written, and the narration is excellent. I never know what to say when I review a book because I don't want to spoil anything, so I will just say that this audio book is a great addition to the audio library of true crime fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Megan R. Distefano 09-15-17
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    "overall a good "read""

    it was very informative. some parts were a bit dry, but that's to be expected when listening to a book with statistics. And some parts were a bit uncomfortable to sit thru, especially the "ken and barbie killers" towards the end. But again, that's to be expected in a book about serial killers.

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    Audrey 09-12-17
    Audrey 09-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Author doesn't sound like he likes women"

    Peter Vronsky seems really put out by feminists. I'm not excusing these crazy women, however the way he writes about femminists makes it seem like he hates them. other than that this book is really interesting.

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    Thinker 08-25-17
    Thinker 08-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Bashing"

    The blatant generalization of feminist theories was off putting. The author misconstrued minor feminist theorist in order to make a point about female serial killers. Women have always killed, the proportion to male violence is, indeed, small to their male counterparts.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 07-27-17
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 07-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This book filled in a few gaps"

    I knew about some of these women, and this book fleshed them out a little. It was easy to listen to, but it did not really draw any conclusions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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