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A spine-tingling account of the man behind the World's End murders

On October 15 1977, Christine Eadie and Helen Scott left the World's End pub after a fun-filled night with two men in their arms. They had their whole lives ahead of them. They had nothing to fear and everything to look forward to.

Their naked bodies were discovered the following day. They were found six miles apart from each other. No attempt had been made to conceal their bodies, and both girls had been beaten, gagged, tied, raped and strangled.

The case attracted widespread media attention and despite the Police's best efforts, they were unable to identify a culprit. Within the next six months, the investigation was scaled down. The World's End killers were still at large. Free to continue terrorizing the streets of Scotland.

Thanks to the advances in DNA profiling, investigators were able to link the murders of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott to an Angus Sinclair, who was known to the Police.

Sinclair had pleaded guilty to culpable homicide of an eight-year-old girl when he was just 16 and was serving a life sentence for the murder of another 17-year-old girl. It is not known how many victims suffered at the hands of Sinclair. He is thought to have killed at least another four women but it could have been twice that amount.

Best-selling author Ryan Green assumes the role of Angus Sinclair and attempts to fill in the blanks on one of Scotland's most notorious serial killers. Sinclair is a shocking true story about lust, manipulation, dominance and extreme violence.

CAUTION: This book contains descriptive accounts of sexual abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to listen any further.

©2018 Ryan Green (P)2018 Ryan Green

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fascinating story of a serial killer

My goodness, what a fascinating story. There's so much here to think about. What makes a person a psychopathic killer. How to tell the difference between a person who has made dumb decisions versus a youth who is going to be an Angus Sinclair. Whether the brother-in-law was any worse than Angus (since the end-result was the same for the victims). The extent to which family and friends may be wilfully blind or genuinely ignorant of the activities of a killer in their midst. How family reacts when they discover that one of their own is a killer. The role of prisons in society, as training grounds to fine-tune criminal techniques or as a place to keep criminals away from the rest of society. And so on. Lots of ideas to play with in this particular sandbox.

The only reason why I deducted a star was because the rape scenes were a little too graphic for my personal taste. Sometimes when I read graphic rape scenes like the ones in this story, I wonder if socio/psychopathic readers (I'm sure those kinds of people would read literature such as this) are motivated by the descriptions. It's an interesting ethical issue and I suspect (hope) that entire college/university courses in creative writing and journalism are devoted to this topic. I'm not about to pronounce moral judgements on the author or any reader, but the 4-stars (rather than 5) is my opinion that the graphic descriptions of the rape scenes didn't add value to the narrative for me personally.

I thought the narration was excellent. The narrator's emphasis was effective without moving into the realm of exaggeration, and he's a great choice for this style of story.

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

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Fascinating

An interesting and fascinating look into the dark and sinister. Good narration and great story telling. Recommend for anyone interested in true crime.

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TRUE CRIME AND TRULY HORRIFIC

Sinclair is one messed up, evil dude. Wow. I don't like my true crime sugar-coated, I've literally heard and seen it all as a lifelong true crime/horror movie fan, so this was right up my alley. It's soo hard to imagine this being REAL, and people out there being this sick and twisted, but I'm sure we don't know the half of it. THAT'S what's truly scary to me. Great book, great narration, excellent.
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Interesting Approach to a True Serial Killer Story

I've read (and listened to) a lot of true crime, including many of Ryan Green's other books. But I've never come across a true crime story told in quite the same way Green tells this one, and I found it fascinating. Green not only investigates and reports on the acts of this truly horrific serial killer and seriously bad dude, but he actually INHABITS the killer, telling the story from that unique, disturbing and very interesting perspective. Viewing these events through the killer's eyes also allows the author to fill in a lot of the informational and motivational gaps that -- by its very nature -- limit 3rd person reporting. And that subjective detail added a lot to the narrative. Lots of fiction writers use this kind of 1st person perspective in their storytelling, in part because it deepens and personalizes the narrative. I felt it had the same effect on this true story about a series of terrible rapes and murders in England in the late 70's.

How could the author possibly know what the killer might have been thinking? I don't know. Frankly, while I was listening to this story I really didn't care. Because it is a compelling narrative, horrifying in the most interesting, compulsively readable way, and the 1st person style was a big part of that. I hope more true crime writers use this narrative technique in the future, but only if they can pull it off as seamlessly as this author did in "Sinclair." This audio book was given to me for free at my request, and I provided this voluntary review.

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Twisted True Crime. Well Told Dark Story

Sinclair was a very disturbed man. The story was very difficult for me to get into because of the ages of his fist victims. I have a small daughter at home and actually had to take a break from the book. That was something personal for me and should not detract. The story was a well researched and detailed account of one man’s reign of terror. The amount of victims and the heinous nature of the crimes proves that this guy was a beast. I would highly recommend it to anyone into true crime or just studying abnormal psychology.

The narration was top notch and not done in a “just the facts” kind of way. He embodied the characters through the narration and brought the story to life.

I requested a free preview copy of this audiobook and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review.

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True Crime Porn

I was surprised to learned there are no confessions in this case. How can he write such detailed accounts?
All the "way intense" scenes reviewers mention are the writer's license and he uses a lot - and I mean a lot - of it. Basically, this writer got some newspaper clippings to outline Sinclair's life and then added detail. the "detail" comprises 90% of the book.
I must say that anyone who enjoys this is "getting off on it." Really, it's repulsive.

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Good!

Well narrated true crime! Highly recommend!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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Hard to believe this true account of a monster...

Sinclair: The World's End Murders through the Eyes of a Killer by Ryan Green is the creepy, true account of Angus Sinclair, a serial killer in Scotland in the 70's. Starting his crime spree at age 16, this story gives accounts of Sinclair's various murders throughout time before DNA evidence ties and ultimately convicts him to the murders. One thing that blows my mind is how his brother in law, Gordon, ends up joining in on the rape activities. I mean...wow. Another thing that surprises me, though it shouldn't (Ted Bundy), is how Sinclair always seemed to get the girls. He was a true sociopath and was a very interesting listen.

Steve White did a very good job narrating this book. His diction and cadence were wonderful and his narration was engaging and gave life to the story. I'd happily listen to other books narrated by him in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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What a psychopath thinks about his victims

I love true crime, and I love the approach this author took in writing. The author has a way of describing the absolute depravity of a man who killed for his own pleasure and satisfaction. The mark of a psychopath is a lack of empathy and compassion - Angus Sinclair is a dangerous man. Because this is about real murders the descriptions are disturbing.

The narrator is an American who uses a slight Southern drawl. Some phrases the author uses would sound more natural if read with a Scottish accent.

Disclosure - I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Through the eyes...

This is a great book. The author takes the information and presents it in story fashion, instead of putting it down like a police report. This book was easy to follow and the narrator did great was well.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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The amazing brain of Ryan Green.

In a short story it's amazing how much the author Ryan Green has been able to compress so much of this beautifully perfection of a true story.
I'm amazed of the monsters roaming our streets !
Sure we all read or see the news which tell us that another one was caught but no news tell us the full story.
In a way it sometimes seems that the author actually takes the villain side but I believe that he is trying to explain how it could all have been avoided, that circumstances are to blame which is probably true.
Catching the problem while the subject is young enough before his brain stops growing and wires itself could have changed everything, the problem is knowing and reaching those unknown in time.

Beautifully written a real masterpiece!
Perfectly narrated !

Absolutely recommended.

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