The Blooding

  • by Joseph Wambaugh
  • Narrated by George K. Wilson
  • 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved.
Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered. But it will take four years, a scientific breakthrough, the largest manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of more than 4,000 men before the real killer is found.


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Customer Reviews

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Ruined by an atrocious narrator

Fascinating and disturbing true story, very well written and researched. But the narrator is woeful. His attempts to deliver dialogue in a Leicester accent are so bad (think merseyside meets Somerset meets the Scottish highlands) that it is impossible to concentrate on the story. Shame.
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- Sandra Barber

Excellent book and very accurate accurate but

Would you listen to The Blooding again? Why?

Yes - it is a true account of what happened during the investigation into the deaths of two young teenage girls in the village where I live. All of the residents of the three small villages were affected and the men had to give blood for their dna to prove that they were not the murderer

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blooding?

The arrest of murderer Colin Pitchfork

Which character – as performed by George K. Wilson – was your favourite?

Derek Pearce - but as with every one of the people involved, the accents were wrong and 'not English'

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

This is the true account of how DNA profiling caught the killer of two schoolgirls in a small village in Leicestershire. It really is an excellent book but it is narrated by an American who pronounces so many things wrong and gets totally wrong accents and dialects. This book is still well worth listening to

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- Paul Loseby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-12-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios