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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-16

A comprehensive insight into world serial killers

If you could sum up The Evil Within in three words, what would they be?

Staggering, gory, informative

What did you like best about this story?

Narrator was good. I liked the British chapters best - the book is split up into killers from different countries.

Which character – as performed by Yaz Shah – was your favourite?

Doesn't really apply to this book. Narrator was good.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What you need to know about the worlds most notorious serial killers.

Any additional comments?

I felt the book was too long. Especially the US entries although presumably most killers were American. The content is very graphic but due to the vast number of killers catalogued you weirdly find yourself getting a bit bored with the huge number of awful murders. impresses on you just how many serial killers there are out there!

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-16

Boring and terrible narration

What would have made Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 better?

A competent narrator. It was literally painful but laughable to listen to. He sounded uninterested but had no idea of sentence structure and emphasis. Also included many errors and repetitions.

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get a decent narrator. Also there too much technical info and not enough serial killer examples. I felt like I was back at school.

What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

Everything. Unbelievable he was chosen.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014?

A lot of the technical info but maybe I was put off by the boring narration.

Any additional comments?

Had to send this back as too boring.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-16


Wasn't sure about the narrators voice at first but I did get used to her. Gripping story and very cleverly put together. Kept me guessing til the end. Loved the fact that it was a very modern story and was a real insight into what teenagers get up to. Looking forward to watching this on tv now. I will definitely read other books from this author.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-16

Took a while to get into

I started this book once and gave up as I felt it was a bit depressing. However going back to it it quickly becomes interesting and the suspense and twist at the end is excellent. Not her best but still a great story.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-16

A good starting point for further reading

Interesting summary of many crimes which you could use to read more about individually later.
A little long. The narration sounded a bit dated. Overall entertaining.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-15

Changed my outlook forever

Really interesting throughout. Thought provoking. Well narrated. Going to buy hard copy as a gift.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-15

Not the best but entertaining

Any additional comments?

I didnt like this narrator when he read a previous book as I found his voice rasping but this one was better. Not the best Rendell but I still enjoyed it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Good story, irritating narrator

Any additional comments?

Not the best Rendell but pretty good. I found the narrator's voice irritating. It was rasping. As always a good twist at the end.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-15


I normally love her books but found this story a bit tedious. Good narrator though.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-15

Loved this book

Really enjoyed this. Full of suspense. Keeps you guessing right til the end. Good Narrator too.

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