The Ryan Green True Crime Collection: Volume 2

Narrated by: Steve White
Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Four chilling true crime stories in one collection, from the best-selling author Ryan Green.

Volume two contains some of Green’s most fascinating accounts of violence, abuse, deception, and murder. Within this collection, you'll receive: Obeying Evil: The Mockingbird Hill Massacre Through the Eyes of a Killer, the shocking true story of Ronald Gene Simmons and the most disturbing family killing spree in the United States. During the Christmas Holidays in 1987, the retired Air Force Master Sergeant executed 16 people, 14 of which were members of his family. This included his daughter, whom he had sexually abused, and the child he had fathered with her. 

The Truro Murders: The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an Accomplice: James Miller, an aging misfit, meets his one true love - Christopher Worrell, a young, charismatic sociopath - in prison. Miller stops at nothing to meet the demands of his sadistic friend in an attempt to take the relationship to another level.

Sinclair: The World's End Murders Through the Eyes of a Killer: The naked bodies of two teenage girls were discovered the morning after a night out in Edinburgh. No attempt had been made to conceal their bodies. They were six miles apart, and both girls had been beaten, gagged, tied, raped, and strangled.

You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm: Herb Baumeister was a husband, father of three, and successful businessman - but he was hiding a very dark secret. In June 1996, police uncovered the remains of eleven bodies within the family estate.

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Like reading killers diaries . . .

I LOVED the format of this compilation of True Crime stories! They are written as the author says - through the killers eyes. Its as if you are reading their personal diaries as to what they were thinking, saying and doing before, during and after the crime. Sure gives you quite a sense of being there! Wow. And...there are pretty much NO details spared, so be prepared to hear all the nitty gritty. I was totally sucked into each of the stories.

I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for my fair review/opinion, and believe me - this was a VERY easy review to write! I would have gladly spent a credit on this one....yes indeed. Thank you :)

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Fascinating Collection

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Obeying Evil: This book gives a very good look into the life of a twisted individual. While I’ve studied a lot of true crime, I’ve never heard of Arkansas’ most dangerous serial killer, Ronald Gene Simmons, before this book. After listening, I think I’ve learned enough to know just how disturbing all his crimes actually were. The author’s prose throughout left some intriguing questions as well as one at the end in which he poses the idea that it is easier to believe this killer was a highly intelligent psychopath rather than believing than a sane person could be capable of doing everything he did.

The Truro Murders: I was torn on how I felt about this one. While Christopher Worrell was clearly a monster, I felt bad for James Miller. It seemed as if he wanted love so badly that he deemed himself unworthy of doing anything else. It was sad to see just how much he tried to do to get Christopher’s attention, and how the killer used that to further his own pleasure. This story reminded me of a Shakespearian Tragedy.

Sinclair: I had never heard about Angus Sinclair before selecting this audiobook, but Ryan Green has a way of choosing interesting serial killers and delving into their truth. Sinclair was truly a spine-chilling person to learn about. His crimes are dark and ghastly. It leaves you to wonder exactly how a person gets to that point. I’ve read a lot of true crime so not much bothers me at this point. Angus Sinclair did. The poignant way Ryan Green has of telling the story from the killer’s POV especially made this work difficult to stomach.

You Think You Know Me: It’s always the one you least suspect. As always, this was a chilling piece by Ryan Green. The prose made it easier to imagine why Herb did the things that he did. There is lots of gore and hard to digest scenes (that comes with a book about a prolific serial killer) but that allowed us readers to really get into the mind of this psychopath though the end of Herb’s story was definitely disappointing to me. (Not a fault of the author’s, just reality!)

Steve White’s narration has the perfect cadence and tone for each of these stories, beautifully bringing the horrific subjects of these audiobooks to life as always.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Monsters really exist!

Monsters really do exist! However, they are not the things hiding under our beds or lurking in our closets.

The real monsters are the sociopaths and psychopaths that walk among us everyday.
This book covers the stories of four such monsters who feel nothing for their fellow human beings and use torture, abuse and murder to gratify their own twisted self satisfaction.

This book also touches upon the origins of these monsters, however it is not an attempt to diagnose or theorize of why these people do what they do. Are sociopaths born or a product of their experiences. Certainly many murders have had traumatic experiences as children, but many who suffer atrocities as children do not resort to these behaviors.
Evil is real.

Ryan provides a detailed account of these cases. They are well written. The narrator is very talented and professional.

Warning: Ryan tells these stories in a detailed narratives. This include descriptions of abuse, rape, sexual situations and murder. I would recommend only for adult listeners and even at that the descriptions of real crimes may be too graphic for some listeners.

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Well done

You may want to lock your door after reading this. These true tales of viscous killers is fascinating and makes you wonder...How well do you know your neighbors?

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great narrator.

great book. so pleased the narrator didn't attempt to do the Australian and British accents. that is always very insulting.

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Great Read

The Ryan Green True Crme Collection: Volume Two was a good read by Ryan Green. This collection consisted of; Obeying Evil: The Mockingbird Hill Massacre Through the Eyes of a Killer, The Truro Murders: The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an Accomplice, Sinclair: The World's End Murders Through the Eyes of a Killer, and You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm. These are the accounts of violence, abuse, deception, and murder by some of the most heinous people. This was a great read of true crime stories for anyone who enjoys true crime. I can't wait to read more by Ryan Green.

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True Crime to make you beware!

The Ryan Green True Crime Collection: Volume 2.. 4 true crime books in one volume. It is a great read if you like true crime genre. And it does cause you to look at your neighbours, makes you wonder who is living and working near you.
The book is an eyeopener as to how people get away with it for so long. Gripping audio book.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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Normalcy is Overrated

Ryan Green does it again in this collection, giving us horrible, sick true stories in a way we can handle. These four stories tell the tales from the killers point of views. It is amazing just how "normal" and "ordinary" these twisted individuals can appear to those of us on the outside of their world. I enjoyed listening to this collection and if you like hearing tales of this sort then you really need to check this out. The narration was done very well. Steve White has a nice voice and he read at a good pace. I will say one more thing, if you have problems with graphic details then you should pass this up because nothing is spared.

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

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meh

There was definitely potential for an exceptional listen here, but the brevity and lack of detail in all 3 stories left me feeling like I was missing a chunk of the stories.

I'm also guessing Green is some flavor of European, as he refers to a gas station in Indiana (which I'm fairly certain is still in the US) as a petrol station.

Okay, I'd be much less critical if I didn't see how fantastic an author Green could be. Take *one* of these stories and turn it into a 50k+ book, and you'd have my money.

As for the narrator. I love Steve White. Truly. But he should NEVER attempt British, Welsh, Irish or Australian accents. He sounds like an unsure pirate. Just sayin'.

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Excellent

Excellent stories well narrated. The ugliness of the people astound the reader. It’s horrible to know that people are like that. Well worth the time to listen.

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  • deafmick
  • 04-22-20

This audio book is very good i have to give it 5 out of 5

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  • Elizabeth Frounks
  • 10-08-19

Only finished the first book so far

There is so much I can say about Ryan and Steve, it's almost as soon as I see their name I listen to their books. This is truly a ride, and they always are. Steve puts so much into his narration that it feels lifelike, and the lengths that Ryan goes for his story telling is always so in-depth and powerful to read.

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

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  • Emily
  • 08-24-19

Pretty Good

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


Book 1 : Obeying Evil

I really struggled with this audiobook. It’s quite short and many details were left out, which I struggled with because I could never remember who was who.

The narrator was brilliant, and I really appreciated his narration style.


Book 2 : The Truro Murders

I enjoyed this book much more the second time around. The information given is good, and I really got into the book, and I wanted to know what happened next and how and why they were caught. Unfortunately, that was a little anti-climatic, but I suppose that it wasn’t the author’s fault.

The only complaint that I have of this book is that the author says that Miller feels certain emotions when Worrill rapes and murders, but there’s no evidence given that he actually felt that way. If Green has read Millers confessions, it doesn’t come across very well, and it made me feel a little sceptical.


Book 3 : Sinclair

A lot of this book relies on author supposition rather than actual facts, and while it read like a good story, it was a little disappointing because it really came across more as a really gory story than as actual events in a true crime book. As a story however, it was quite well written and quite sensationalized, showing the trajectory of Sinclair's life and his crimes.


Book 4 : You Think You Know Me

I think what Green did really well with this novel was portray how normal serial killers could be. Baumeister could have continued killing for years more if he'd been able to maintain his mask of normalcy. What I found quite interesting in this book was the author's idea that Baumeister was able to separate his personality so he had light and dark which is how he managed to maintain his normalcy for such a long period.


Overall, this series was quite good, and I liked how it focused on cases outside of the USA. Some were better than others, dependent on which suited Green's style of story-writing.