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Real Crime

Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (88 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 testimonies. 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. 

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.

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Average Production - Wrong Format

This is a pretty standard crime docuseries without a unifying theme.
Segments are more or less random 30-minute stories covering disparate crimes in England...some significant...some routine. It's like the producers threw darts at a list of British crimes to see what to make into an episode.
The analysis is decent, but nothing special. It plays like a routine Television program.

To whit: There are multiple times when there are five-second segments with no narration and no interviews...clearly intended for showing visuals - but this is an Audiobook.
Second: It makes frequent use of 9-9-9 tapes and interviews with poor audio quality - subtitles are indispensable - but, again, not possible in this format.
Third: There are lots of clips from News Programs and Interviews...sometimes with no mention of source...listeners are obviously expected to read the chyron. In an Audiobook?

This series would probably be worth 3 stars if it was on Television.
As an Audiobook I have to give it 1.5 stars

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decent

Definitely some disturbing stories that keep you listening, although SO MANY LOOSE ENDS. So many unanswered questions and details that make you want to research the case further.

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eye- opening

it was an eye-opening experience to read this book and see from many different point-of-view situations that are out of control that have either a good or bad conclusion

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Absolutely loved it!

Beautifully narrated by multiple officers, victims, and others. The stories covered were very high profile, shocking, gruesome, and genuinely interesting from start to finish.

If you love true crime stories, this is perfect for you.

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Great real story telling

loved it. My husband and I listen at night instead of TV. Great for any relationship.

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  • James M. Orlando
  • 2019-09-02

Unforgettable - not in a good way

This is a professionally made audio program describing events surrounding and the incident of each crime. The case is well detailed and the actual audio clips do an excellent job of making the events feel real and current.

Personally, I prefer to read (listen to) fiction, because I've never heard of many of these cases - as they're all from the UK and I am not - and they really remind the listener how awful humans are to each other.

The voice acting and narration are perfect. It feels like you're listening to a news documentary.

Theoretically, providing these stories will help prevent future crimes of this nature through increasing awareness.

This incident in particular stopped me from continuing to listen to the series. I can't subject myself to more stories about harming and murdering children. The warnings before the program begins should be taken seriously. Hearing the actual confession from a ten year old admitting to murdering a two year old is not something I expect I will forget.

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  • Gina Vansickle
  • 2019-02-16

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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  • Admiralu
  • 2018-10-01

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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  • Elizabeth Cuevas-Thompson
  • 2019-08-14

Mysterious

These stories keep you on your toes with suspense.
It's nice material to listen to when you drive. 🤓👍

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  • alejandra resendiz
  • 2019-06-22

hard to listen

sad story to hear being a father and hearing some of these story very hard to not choke on them

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  • FredyMcfly
  • 2019-06-01

Entertaining

Not the better stories but real ones, had a nice production and is his narration is very good

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  • Meredith DuSavage
  • 2019-05-29

Interesting Read

It was a good squence of crime stories to listen to quickly on the go'

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  • Matias Vossen
  • 2018-09-19

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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  • Jessica
  • 2019-10-19

keeps you hooked

it's like a scary movie that plays out in your head. so good you cant stop listening

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  • squishy
  • 2019-07-06

Actually like a pod cast

If you listen to true crime pod casts you’ve probably heard all these. They all took place in England. Pretty well done, although the real recordings are pretty bad. I didnt like that each epi had to be downloaded separately, so at the end of each you have to go back in your library and start the next. Otherwise it is good for free.

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