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Publisher's Summary

It is no secret that true crime murder stories are not for the faint of heart. They can lead you to double-check your windows and doors at night, and question everything you thought or believed about human nature. Yet they are intriguing and fascinating at the same time.

What is it that makes us different from those who take the lives of others? That is a question that many ask themselves, and these true crime stories help to identify the method and psychology behind some of the most terrifying killers in modern history.

This set includes three true crime books, volumes 1-3, and each is filled with a variety of true crime murder cases, including spree killers and massacres, some of which are yet to be solved. You are taken through the background of the story, the murders, and the criminal investigations that took place.

Each true crime anthology in this collection will leave you to ponder whether the perpetrators of these crimes were really monsters. When you learn of the background of these killers, the age-old question of whether a serial killer is born to kill will be at the forefront of your mind.

Explore the stories behind the murders in these true crime volumes, the anger, the horror, and the sadism, inflicted by each killer. Feel for the victims, their families, and the investigators who had to deal with each case. And don't be surprised if you have to sleep with the light on.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

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I just love true crime books!

I am not sure why I am hooked on True crime books. I think its because i always want there to be a reason why people do these kind of things, and these books let us kind of look into to their minds.
this book has some good crimes in it. Some are chilling. some are unsolved. Its a good listen and i would recommend this to anyone who likes true crimes.
the narrator does a fine job reading this book to us.

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

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real crime makes you think

we walk through life thinking...those poor people...this book proves that bad people aren't just in THAT city or have specific skin color...crazy can come from anywhere.

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Incredible!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.


Volume One

This was a good first instalment to Rosewood’s True Crime Stories series. It mainly focuses on cold cases, and some are honestly baffling, like the Palmer Brothers disappearance. The later half of the book focuses on the creation and uses of systems like AFIS and CODIS. It was good, it just didn’t hold my attention like other instalments did.

Rating = 3* / 5*.


Volume Two

I much preferred this volume to volume 1. It was a much more interesting read, and covers a few cases that last a number of years, and some cases that remain unsolved to this day. I personally like hearing about the unsolved cold cases because I could draw my own conclusions (be they right or wrong) about the case.

I really like Rosewood’s writing style. It is quick and brief, but it’s to the point. Having to write about twelve cases to fit two and a half hours doesn’t leave much room for massive amounts of detail, so it really feels like more of a brief synopsis of the cases, though in looking up these cases, some of them have barely any information about them at all.

Rating = 4* / 5*.


Volume Three

What I particularly like about this instalment of the True Crime Stories series is that around half of the cases are set outside of the US. I know the author is US based, but it is nice to have crimes set in other countries, and this had cases from France, Britain and Japan.

Some of the cases detailed in this book were really gruesome, and some remain unsolved. The amount of cases described in this series where detectives have to wait for scientific advancements is astounding.

Rating = 4* / 5*.

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Interesting read

Tons of true crime stories but all extremely short. Felt like a summary, would've been better if they had cut some and went more in depth and saved the others for later books. But still entertaining.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Another set of fascinating yet terrifying stories

That's another strangely fascinating though at the same time terrifying set of stories put together by Jack Rosewood, stories that take the reader/listener deep into the darkness of the killers' minds and hearts... All of the stories in all of the three books will make you think twice about how safe you really are in what you think is your presumably safe neighbourhood - as no place seems to be beyond the reach of the horrors of cruelty, mayhem and death. But they will also leave you with a comforting feeling that there will always be people who will never stop looking for the perpetrators of the hineous crimes, no matter how long they will have to wait either for developments in science or coincidental breakthroughs in their investigations... And that's a really reassuring thought...

The interpretation by Mr Herschel J. Grangent, Jr. is perfect for the stories. He avoids the trap of putting too much emotion in the narration of even the most drastic scenes, he stays cool and objective, which allows the victims' stories to stand out even more vividly.

So, if you are interested in true, real life crimes don't hesitate and listen to or read all of the three books in the set. I just couldn't stop listening to them once I started...


DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Quantity vs. Quality

This is a good collection of many very short time stories. Each story was interesting but so short it seemed more like the summary that's put on the back of a true crime book to get you to buy the book. All the stories held my attention, I just wish there had been more back story. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Interesting True Crime Colllection

This made me think of the old Website Crime Library, but in audiobook format. It is a decent collection of murders in a digestible format. The narrator was well suited for the book. He delivered the prose in an old-time newsreel voice in some ways.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Not My Favorite Jack Rosewood Collection

What did you love best about True Crime Stories?

Usually I love Jack Rosewood's books, but this one just did not interest me very much.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Really not sure now I would change it

Which scene was your favorite?

None

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher

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Seemingly fact filled accounts, but not much story

This was a bit like listening to a police narrative of murders. Although I am not particularly familiar with the specifics of the crimes detailed in the book, and since the author declares them to be true accounts, then I can safely say they well well researched and documented. However, the manner in which they were presented (and probably intended to be presented) left me feeling like I was listening to a series of reports rather than the stories surrounding them. I can't fault the narrator as I have the sense that is how the author wished it to be (I have not read/listened to any of their other works in the series for comparison), it just wasn't to my taste.

I would recommend this book to those that are interested strictly with true crime readings with little background story or drama involved. Lacking those two items left me uninterested for the most part. A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. My hope is that this review helps in your decision to obtain this book.

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Great read

Any additional comments?

True Crime Stories: 3 True Crime Books Collection by Jack Rosewood and Rebecca Lo was a good read. This collection includes three true crime books. Each book has many different true crime cases.