• Serial Killers

  • The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History's Most Notorious Murderers
  • By: Richard Estep
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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By: Richard Estep
Narrated by: John Curless
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Pain, torment, and torture. Cruelty, brutality, and violence. The twisted psyches, murder. and yes, even the ability to charm people. Take a deep dive into the terrifyingly real serial murderers, spree killers, and true faces of evil!

They prey on the innocent with a malicious desire to inflict damage and harm. They hunt and stalk misfortunate victims in the dark, in broad daylight, in quiet neighborhoods, and in the local woods. Their bloodthirst isn't satisfied after their first kill. Or their second. Or third. Serial Killers: The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History's Most Notorious Murderers delves into the global phenomenon of serial and spree murderers. 

This chilling book looks at the horrifying stories of 40 malevolent killers and hundreds of innocent victims, including such notorious homicidal maniacs as John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Jeffery Dahmer, but it also looks at lesser-known and overlooked murderers like Herbert Baumeister, America’s I-70 Strangler; Japan’s “Anime Killer”, Tsutomu Miyazaki; Russia’s “Rostov Ripper”, Andrei Chikatilo; the “Giggling Granny”, Nannie Doss; and many more. It journeys to 16th-century Scotland to meet a clan of cannibals whose existence is still debated by historians today, and to the fog-shrouded alleys of Whitechapel, London, where Jack the Ripper earned his grisly namesake. Along the way, we’ll meet the Dating Game Killer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, the Acid Bath Murderer, and other monsters. 

Serial Killers also asks the questions....

  • What makes a seemingly ordinary person stalk, torture, and murder their fellow human beings? 
  • Are serial killers born or made? 
  • What is the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer? 
  • What were the identities of Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer? 
  • Was Albert DeSalvo really the Boston Strangler? 
  • Is it possible that you could know a serial killer? 

Caution is advised before entering the alarming world of twisted psychos and sociopaths!

©2021 Richard Estep (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Exceptional

I am a true crime/serial killer junkie. I enjoyed this book and heard some cases and facts that I haven't heard before.

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pretty good :)

it was comprehensive and pretty well written. didn't sensationalize the murderers or their crimes. seemed very respectful to the victims.

the intro said something about 'paranormal shows' the writer had worked on, so I didn't have high hopes. however, it was very factual. the research shows, and interviews seemed true to the situation. then writer didn't twist them to the story, the story was written around the facts.

the chapters were comprehensive and well one topic. I enjoyed it.

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Hanging in suspense

If you like the Netflix series Dahmer then you will like this audiobook Serial Killer. From Ed Gein to The Son of Sam this will be for you.

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Great informative read

This book gave more details and insights without glorifying the criminals .narrating was excellent.
Recommended !

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Narrative was good. Interesting stories about serial killers. I would recommend this book. thank you

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  • OddTogs
  • 04-17-21

Insightful without Aggrandising

What could be a laundry list of well known facts on just the most well known serial killers is actually a well rounded, wide range of the most vile individuals to breathe clean air. Estep details childhoods, commonalities in the psychology of serial killers and how this contributes to the way they behave later. He covers different countries, genders and races to provide an in depth sample range across cultures and draws on personal medical experience to further inform these discussions.
What got me though was the final chapter on his personal experience of attending the aftermath of a spree killer as an EMT. It’s an insightful and moving tribute to the victims, and heroes, that were a part of that attack and the subsequent work. Highly recommended.

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  • Jill Desborough
  • 12-28-21

Lacked insight into killers motivations

There were brief references to childhood traumas in some accounts but very little investigation into the motivation behind these terrible acts, which is what I was hoping for, though admittedly didn't read all the stories as some I didn't want to delve into. Basically these are fairly straight forward relating of the events and deeds of some of the most infamous killers. Not gratuitously explicit but didn't feel I came away with any real insight into some seriously twisted minds, beyond a need for escalation.