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Real Crime

Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Britain's most chilling crimes are brought sensationally to life in this compelling new series, using court room transcripts, police interviews, 999 calls, secret audio recordings and eye witness testimony.

This immersive, revealing and often shocking series explores some of the UK's most infamous crimes. Featuring sophisticated sound design, exclusive new interviews and creative use of news archive, the show brings fresh perspectives on the crimes that shocked Britain.

With new insights into those responsible - from the shocking murders and manhunt of Raoul Moat to Jamie Bulger's killers - this show is not for the easily disturbed.

When you add Real Crime to your library, you'll get all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes.

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  • Admiralu
  • Camarillo, California United States
  • 10-01-18

Outstanding British Crime Series

This is a superb series about several crimes which challenged how the British view crime and punishment. Sadly, we in the US are all to familiar with several of these. These cases shocked and horrified that country. Hear what happened and the changes made. Riveting.

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A unique kind of audiobook

This is not a usual audiobook, as this is about real events of crimes. The way this was told is amazing. Interesting! Plus the added background music adds some touch to the audiobook!

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Fantastic

Great, quick, mini stories for your 30 minute car ride commutes. Fascinating listening to this true crime docuseries.

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sick

Stories of the sick twisted predatory behavior of the mentally ill. Chilling and thought provoking on how easy it was for these animals to get access to innocent people.

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Hate the Sound Effects and music.

I download books to hear them read. Not for theatrical embellishment. It is distracting and unnecessary to have music in the background and sound effects. It is really irritating having more noise. If I am reading a book I do not turn on the radio or tv. I am looking for a peaceful experience not more noise.

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Just ok

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Big disappoint

This was nothing like I expected. I was so disappointed with the book. I wanted to hear everything, not just the trial outcome. won't be getting another book.

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Tragedy

The stories will make you cry and are very shocking. It grabs your attention from the start to finish.

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Riveting !!!

A true crime series that I have not listened in a long time. Recommend it

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  • Nigel
  • 03-17-18

Sadness is guaranteed :(

I’m not usually interested in listening to real crime and I seldom watch the News either, as it is always so depressing. Though after enjoying ‘West Cork’, another real crime documentary, which I originally thought was going to be a fictional audio-drama decided to give ‘Real Crime’ a try. It’s free so can always delete it after a few minutes, but I didn’t.

There’s ten episodes and they are all really well produced by ITN:

01. The Philpotts
02. The Story of Louise Woodward
03. Playing with My Killer
04. The Jamie Bulger Story
05. The Story of Raoul Moat
06. The Bus Stop Rapist
07. The Hungerford Massacre
08. Sarah Payne’s Killer
09. The Ipswich Murders
10. The Wimbledon Common Killer

As you can see none of the episodes are going to be uplifting or happy, sadness is guaranteed so best make sure you are in the right frame of mind beforehand.


FAO Audible: I’m confused, in the narrative it says: “from the murderous marriage of Fred and Rose West to Jamie Bulger's killers”. Though there isn’t an episode on Fred and Rose West, where's it gone?

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  • Robin - Audible Editor
  • 02-28-18

So chilling!

I binged this series really quickly. I listen to a lot of true crime and these episodes were really compelling, containing real audio from 999 calls and other great material. Not for the faint-hearted!

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  • Helen Donnelly
  • 05-03-18

Excellent - sad, sensitive, shocking, gripping

Some very tough stories told very well with sensitivity and respect. I can't believe I had forgotten about some of these.

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  • Our Tim
  • 04-10-18

Chillingly brilliant

Would you listen to Real Crime again? Why?

Yes - based on real world stories, you can find out more about some of these horrific crimes online which challenge your perception, both from what you read and what you hear in this series.

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

The very start of the series, with the 999 call from the Philpotts and the narrative of the Hungerford Massacre

Any additional comments?

Chilling. Honest. Unbelievable. One I'd recommend to anyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-23-19

real crime

enjoyed this book, listened as much as possible, and when it finished I wanted more

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  • Trixibelle
  • 03-19-19

Insightful and compassionate - yet tragic

The episodes are short but each provides the facts of the case and new insights, such as the real audio recordings. The series is well presented/narrated. The victims of these tragic crimes are mentioned compassionately, not sensationally, with the impact of their deaths sometimes discussed by the loved ones left behind, which was particularly heart-rending. Not always an easy listen but compelling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-13-19

Excellent series

I travel around a bit and like to listen to variety, some drama, narrative and documentaries.

I thought the series was excellent, objectives, informative and gripping. Being 39 I was very young when most of the incidents occured and would have been part of the media experience but didnt retain the facts of the cases. Its good to fill in the blanks.

Fantasttic to fit 2 or 3 on a long journey or 1 on a short journey.

Very sad and hard hitting sometimes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-19

Perfect listen for commuters.

Well put together & informative. Harrowing stories, though if you love crime, this is a perfect listen for you. Perfect listen for commuting to and from work or just travelling in general.

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  • jen_omg
  • 03-06-19

Bitesize good listens

Enjoyed this series and hope that there will be more. Heard a few of a stories before via news/tv programmes but interesting additions of real audibles kept me listening. Would highly recommend

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  • Sasperella
  • 02-24-19

An intense listen.

A very intense listen and was disappointed when it had finished. Very informative and not for the faint hearted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-18

Addictive

I binged this entire series!!!
Super gripping and has been put together really well.
The inclusion of 999 calls reminds you that they're real cases.

I just hope the author records more!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-19

Really enjoyed

Interesting stories, well researched and presented. True crime buffs will enjoy this audio book series.

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  • chris parker
  • 02-07-19

very good

very interesting to listen to these snippets of memorable yet horrific crimes from the past

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  • Nick
  • 01-23-19

Excellent

Live recordings and interviews are particularly gripping. Well researched and presented. Most interesting audible recording I've listened to.