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Publisher's Summary

Four chilling true crime stories in one collection.

Best-selling true crime author, Ryan Green, has complied four fascinating stories in one collection. Volume five contains some of Green’s most intriguing accounts of violence, abuse, deception and murder. Within this collection, you'll receive:

The Texas Tower Sniper: The Terrifying True Story of Charles Whitman
Growing up under the brutal rule of his father took its toll on Charles Whitman Jr. He could not live up to the impossible expectations or accept the failures. His life started to unravel. He wasn’t going to slide into mediocrity or go silently into suicide. The world needed to know his name and what he was truly capable of, for the rest of time.

The Kentucky Cannibal: The True Story of an Outlaw, Murderer and Man-Eater
In 1850, Boone Helm headed "Out West" to chase the Californian Gold Rush. During his travels, Helm killed and consumed the flesh of his enemies and travelling companions, earning him the nickname "The Kentucky Cannibal". In California, where violence was the law of the land, Helm’s savage set of skills could finally be recognised and rewarded.

Vampire Killer: A Terrifying True Story of Psychosis, Mutilation and Murder
In 1978, Richard Chase was influenced by constant commanding delusions that had devastating consequences on the City of Sacramento. The crime scenes were so disturbing that the police were not equipped to deal with them. Within the space of a month, six victims were found mutilated, disembowelled, abused and missing vast quantities of blood.

Gorilla Killer: A True Story of Betrayal, Brutality and Butchery
Before Bundy and BTK, there was Earle Nelson. Serial Killers were unknown to the American public in the 1920s but the local authorities and press were fast becoming aware of the devastating and horrific reality that unfolded before their eyes. The roaming "Gorilla Killer" became the first real ‘superstar criminal’ who everyone talked about and feared.

The Ryan Green True Crime Collection contains chilling accounts of some of the most brutal and bizarre true crime stories in history. Green’s riveting narrative draws the listener into the real-life horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller.

©2021 Ryan Green (P)2021 Ryan Green

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True crime at its finest...

The true crime genre is one of my favorites, and Ryan Green invariably offers the best of the best with his detailed accounts of the misdeeds and misfortunes of the subjects he chooses to spotlight. I have read all his books and can honestly say I have never been disappointed. They are well-written, absorbing, and historically factual. Each book in this volume showcases the author’s signature blend of meticulous research, astute psychological analysis, and undeniably riveting storytelling acumen. Aside from the excellent writing that allows you to experience the story in vivid detail much like watching a movie, the author elects to present each subject in a manner dissimilar to most other true crime accounts. These stories, as well as most others by Mr. Green, are written mostly from the perspective of the killer. Background information and childhood experiences are chronicled to provide insight into why and how these individuals could have strayed so far from normality to become such violent and deranged serial killers. This collection focuses on the horrific actions of Boone Helm, the contemptible Kentucky Cannibal, Charles Whitman, the terrifying Texas Tower Sniper, Earle Nelson, the gruesome Gorilla Killer, and Richard Trenton Chase, the vicious Vampire Killer of Sacramento. Each of these men left an indelible, grisly stain on the pages of history. Some of the details are disturbing, and not for the weak of stomach, but that is not unexpected when examining such incredibly unbalanced individuals. I have found that, despite having read other accounts of the various malefactors featured in this collection, I always experience a more visceral impact from Mr. Green’s version and I always learn something new. I, therefore, unhesitatingly recommend this collection to all enthusiasts of the true crime genre. As for the narrator, Steve White, he delivers yet another perfect performance bringing each story and each treacherous villain to life.

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True Crime told in a different way

Mr. Green does an excellent job in weaving together facts with enough speculation to make it easier for the reader to get a feel for the crimes. He manages to make the perpetrator more human by adding in personal touches. Most true crime books tend to be fairly clinical in their tales and I like the fact that Mr. Green adds his own spin in his true crime books. Also, he does not romanticize the perpetrator in any way, even when the reader can see the humanity in their twisted psyche.

Each of the books in this volume were well-written, well researched and "enjoyable" (if you can call this genre enjoyable!). I can always count on the author when I need a true crime fix! Probably the most disturbing of the books in this collection was "The Vampire Killer". I would advise that if you are squeamish, you might want to pass on that one!

The narrator, Steve White, does an excellent job, with perfect pacing and careful pronunciation throughout the book. His performance adds a lot to these well written books. In fact, Mr. White has become the voice for Mr. Green's books in my opinion. I was given the chance to listen to this audiobook collection by the author and chose to review it.

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  • Rosemarie Cawkwell
  • 08-30-21

Interesting collection, somewhat graphic

This collection covers four killers from the early 20th century to mid-century. The narration is fluid and easy to digest. The narrator does the material justice. Some of the crimes are particularly graphic and relayed in detail by the narrator. That might upset some listeners.

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  • PaulC6230
  • 08-19-21

Great Collection

This was a good listen of a collection of well researched and informative stories. The narration was spot on too

* I received this audiobook at my request to the author for a fair and unbiased review *