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Publisher's Summary

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

Volume one contains some of Green’s most fascinating accounts of violence, abuse, deception, and murder. Within this collection, you'll receive:

Harold Shipman: The True Story of Britain’s Most Notorious Serial Killer

The story of Britain’s most notorious serial killer, Harold Shipman, from his upbringing, his victims, his trial, and his motivations. Shipman killed no less than 218 of his patients, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer. 

What possessed a respected and trusted man to abuse his power on such a grand scale?

Colombian Killers: The True Stories of the Three Most Prolific Serial Killers on Earth

Luis Alfredo Garavito, Pedro Alonzo Lopez, and Daniel Camargo Barbosa are among the most prolific serial killers in the world. Between them, they were convicted of 329 murders, but it’s believed the number they committed is over 750. 

Fred & Rose West: Britain’s Most Infamous Killer Couples

This chilling audiobook is based on the true life events of Britain’s most infamous killer couple, Rosemary and Frederick West, and the terror they wreaked on their hometown before their apprehension in 1994. The story includes decades of child abuse, an underground torture chamber, and a burial ground containing the bodies of the spent victims - including that of their missing daughter.

The Kurim Case: A Terrifying True Story of Child Abuse, Cults & Cannibalism

A horrific narrative uncovered by accident exposes a mother and sister’s sadistic acts of child abuse, confinement, and even cannibalism of two young boys. But this turned out to be the tip of the iceberg. The child abuse was performed at a much larger scale.

©2018 Ryan Green (P)2018 Ryan Green

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  • Mike
  • 2018-12-31

2nd Volume is MUCH better

1st-volume is more statement-of-fact than story. I wouldn't have bought the 2nd-volume based on the 1st, but I bought them both at the same time. The 2nd-volume is much more suspenseful and story-telling, the 1st-volume was tough to get through. Both volumes are graphic (rape, bondage).

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  • Hepcat89
  • 2020-06-03

Good first book of series

I started out with the last book of the series and decided to try them all.

Most of the stories here were unknown to me and it was interesting to listen to them.

Overall I found this very well written and informative.

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  • Shelly Gee
  • 2020-04-10

True Crime

This was a very interesting full look at true crimes that gives perfect facts and takes you on the full trip of the crime. Very well written. I like that the author never held back on aspects of each crime. Will definitely be looking into more volumes of Ryan Greens.

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  • Matt Raftis
  • 2020-03-31

Chilling tales on the worst of humanity

Ryan Green's True Crime Collection has definitely had me coming back to recollect my thoughts on how bad humanity can go. I've known from education about some of these monsters written about in this book, but to the extend written was very eye opening.

The Narration by Ernie Sprance was very well done. He had a good pace and got the story across efficiently. Great job.

I'd definitely not recommend this audiobook to anyone who is easily upset by how far some of historys most evil people can go. That said, I highly do recommend this audiobook for potential listeners. It was a very enjoyable listen.

This audiobook was given to me for free for my own honest review. I voluntarily left this review on my own accord.

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  • txdoc
  • 2020-03-24

Captivating collection...

This captivating collection of true crime features 4 chilling cases of murder, madness, and mayhem on a scale that defies sanity or reason. Be advised that the subject material is inherently violent and may be disturbing to some readers. Included in this collection are:

1) Harold Shipman: The True Story of Britain’s Most Notorious Serial Killer – This clear and concise story focuses on the details of his misdeeds and offers a cogent analysis of the series of events leading to his apprehension and conviction in a straightforward and unembellished manner. While the exact number of Dr. Shipman’s victims may never be known, it is estimated to be in the neighborhood of 250. He was convicted of only 15 of those heinous acts. His exploitation of weaknesses in the British medical system led to a massive overhaul of that system in an effort to circumvent any further betrayals of the public’s trust in their health care system.

2) Colombian Killers: The True Stories of the Three Most Prolific Serial Killers on Earth – A succinct and riveting summary of the lives and misdeeds of three of the most prolific and sadistic serial killers the world has ever known. Luis Alfredo Garavito lured over 147 young boys (ages 6 to 16) to gruesome and horrifically brutal deaths. Pedro Alonzo Lopez, quite possibly the most prolific serial killer the world has known, convicted of callously murdering 110 young girls but actually confessed to the sexual assault and strangulation of over 300. The third subject, Daniel Camargo Barbosa, was a highly intelligent and revoltingly sadistic killer, convicted of the murder and mutilation of 72 women (though the actual number of victims is thought to be around 150). The sheer magnitude of the body count coupled with the overwhelming brutality of the acts committed by these three men has left an indelible mark on Colombian history.

3) Fred & Rose West: Britain’s Most Infamous Killer Couples - This book offers a succinct but riveting account of the events which occurred at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, England, which came to light when Fred and Rose West were apprehended in 1994. “The House of Horrors”, as their home became known, was the site of incalculable suffering in the form of child abuse, sadistic torture, and multiple murders. It is difficult to imagine such atrocities occurring in a neighborhood without attracting the attention of neighbors and, ultimately, law enforcement but the Wests managed to keep their depravities secret for years before justice finally caught up to them.

4) The Kuřim Case: A Terrifying True Story of Child Abuse, Cults & Cannibalism – A detailed narrative of the actions of Klára Mauerová, the 29-year-old mother of the two boys who are at the center of a truly bizarre story featuring abuse, exploitation, torture, a religious cult and cannibalism is presented in this book. It clearly reconstructs the events and identifies the various people and their roles in this vile and sordid affair. In a stunning example of truth being stranger than fiction, this story includes everything from falsified adoptions, false identities, psychological manipulation and tracking the flight of an international fugitive.

Each story in this collection appears to have been thoroughly researched and painstakingly analyzed resulting in a clear and concise narrative of events. Additionally, a detailed and insightful profile of all involved parties is presented yielding a comprehensive picture of some of the most unsettling and scandalous events in recent history. This is a must-have collection for the library of any fan of the true crime genre.

I chose to read along as I listened to the audio version of this collection and I felt that Ernie Sprance did an excellent job narrating this group of stories.

I was provided with an audio copy of this true crime collection by the author and I am voluntarily offering my honest and unbiased review.

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  • Janae
  • 2020-03-04

Narration was 'ehhh

The stories would have been good, I just could not get into this one. I am glad I listened to collection 2 and 3 before I listened to this one. The narrator is very blah and I just could not listen all the way through. I found myself thinking about other things while this was on. I highly recommend Ryan Green's Vol 2 & 3. The narration is great for those two

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  • April
  • 2020-01-18

less substance than any cheesy show on ID channel

lifelessly written..
instead of a hot juicy steak, this was cold dry, dessicated beef jerky.. that is exactly what the author did with these amazing stories. he sucked the lifes blood right out of them. chilling animalistic acts are conveyed with less impact than the waiter when he asks if I want soup or salad with my meal. there is no effort to humanize the victims or empathize with anyone other than the assailant, yet even that was in the form of low effort excuses.

to be fair, I haven't completed the story of Pueblo Lopez but I had to pause it for this review.. now, I'm not one who offends easily, but I hope the victims families never read his version of this story. the author has blamed his childhood, society, the mother (predictably) he actually referred to this sadistic murderer as vulnerable and " a victim"
under normal circumstances I'd consider it redundant to make such an obvious statement, but sadly, this reality was overlooked by the author so here goes: millions of kids grew up on the streets of Colombia, many were raped, victimized, addicted to drugs, and ,"at the mercy of abusive women" yet they didn't become sadistic, serial-killer-torturer-rapists..

I can't believe I paid to listen to the equivalent of some guy blaming the system for the acts of vicious criminals.
I do find the dark recesses of the mind that drive such acts fascinating, but the author doesn't go there, he offers nothing new or interesting, just a brief, dry description of the crime followed by endless paragraphs of vapid cliches and lame excuses.
this was my first negative review, normally if I don't like something I chalk it up to personal taste, and that others may find it of some value. in this case, I can't fathom anyone finding this book remotely interesting, no matter your point of view. he took stories full of so many interesting, taboo subjects and reduced it to a dry, vacant, boring, soulless essay.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 2019-12-24

True Crime Nightmares

I have read true crime books for a very long time. I, along with most people, will seek out information about the worst among us. I don't really know what the fascination for it is. Maybe we're trying to understand thought processes that are completely foreign to us. I requested and received a review copy of this book based on my curiosity about these cases. I am now giving my voluntary review.

Ryan Green has written a collection of cases detailing crimes committed by several people. Some worked alone and some acted in concert with others. He spends some time discussing their childhoods. There is also discussion of what could possibly be their individual triggers that compelled them to commit their crimes.

I like the "just the facts, ma'am" style that Green uses. I don't really like books and TV programs that purport to be nonfiction but then dramatize much of the content. I prefer more of a 'Dateline' style, less Investigation Discovery. If this is the style you like too, you'll definitely want to pick up this book. The narration by Ernie Sprance is well done. It has a nice newscaster quality to it, giving Green's text the impact that is intended. Recommended to those with interest in exploring the darkness that dwells in some of us.

As I'm sure most people would be aware, this book is very graphic in detailing the horrendous things that these people perpetrate on their fellow humans. Proceed wisely.

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  • Jennifer Perryman
  • 2019-11-22

4 Gruesome True Stories Written by the Finest

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

Harold Shipman: The True Story of Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer (True Crime, Serial Killers, Murderers)
Thoughts: Was too fast paced for my taste and unfortunately, there really wasn’t much of a “story” as to what made him who he was. There were a lot of hypothesis and what-if’s but not one of the stories I’m used to reading from this author where there’s more of an understanding as to who the person was and how they became to be what they were.

Colombian Killers: The True Stories of the Three Most Prolific Serial Killers on Earth (True Crime, Serial Killers, Murderers)
Thoughts: DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART REVOLVING PEDOPHILIA AND RAPE! Enjoyed the authors’ perspective on explaining each of their stories, making sure to include detailed pasts of each killer.

Fred & Rose West: Britain's Most Infamous Killer Couples (True Crime, Serial Killers, Murderers)
Thoughts: DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART INVOLVING UNCONSENTUAL BDSM ACTS AND GROTESQUE BODY PART REMOVALS! Another novel enjoying the authors’ perspective on explaining the graphic and grotesque acts on Fred and Rose West. Appreciative that the author went into a bit of research into the world of BDSM but felt it wasn’t necessary to make a mockery of it in one specific part involving bondage. This couple, in particular, used BDSM as a way to enforce rape and in that, felt it shouldn’t have even been researched or mentioned in terms of their sexual appetites.

This is one of the authors’ writings where he asks MANY questions, forcing you to place yourself into the victims’ shoes. A bit redundant, you’re listening to the story and imagining how on earth something like this could happen but also how a couple could get away with it. It is appreciated that he takes the time to ask the ‘why’ but it seemed like he got a little too carried away trying to put the listener/reader into the victims’ shoes.
It was a good telling of their story but one that wasn’t for me, he has other writings that are much better than this, as gory as it was.

The Kuřim Case: A Terrifying True Story of Child Abuse, Cults & Cannibalism
Thoughts: DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART INVOLVING CHILD ABUSE (SEXUAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL)! This was by far a very difficult read and I’m shocked to hear that the abusers are out walking freely (at least from the time of the writing). It’s a shame when children are treated to the horrors that the author wrote about, naturally written by a true story.

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  • Susie Q
  • 2019-11-19

Mind Boggling

Ryan Green tells a good story. He's right up there with past true crime writers. I don't think there are any of his books I haven't listened to yet read. My mind is boggled over what people are capable of.

However, I had to skip the cannibalism story. I'm a bona fide true crime buff but I have my limits and that's one of them.
Narration was very good.
I can't wait to read another Ryan Green book!

I was given this volume at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Although I skipped one story I feel that I have fulfilled my agreement.
Thank you!