One of Your Own
- The Life and Death of Myra Hindley
- Narrated by: Maggie Mash
- Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-11-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
One of Your Own explores these questions and many others, drawing on a wide range of resources, including Hindley's own unseen writings, hundreds of recently released prison files, fresh interviews and extensive new research. Compellingly well written, this is the first in-depth study of Hindley and the challenging, definitive biography of Britain's 'most-hated woman'.
"Scrupulously researched and clear-sighted… probably the most accurate account we have so far of how a 'perfect storm' of circumstances - psychological, moral and cultural - turned a damaged but sane young woman into the most notorious female killer of the twentieth century" (Mail on Sunday)
"Scrupulously unsensational… as good a biography of Hindley as we're likely to get" (Sunday Times)
"[A] fine book and may, indeed, be the definitive, straightforward take on a tragic, repugnant episode in the life of our post-war Britain" (The Herald)
"The most detailed, authoritative biography of Myra Hindley to date… offering a wealth of new detail" (Manchester Evening News)
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By Jamie Wilkins on 23-05-14
Well researched. Terrible narration.
The book is a harrowing insight into the life, not just of Hindley, but Brady as well. It's well researched and very interesting.
The author details the futile appeals for parole and Hindley's so called rehabilitation as well as the horrific murders.
All in all a very informative book.
I have never heard such appalling narration! Poor old Maggie Mash seems to think that she has to try and speak in the native dialect of everyone who has been interviewed in the book. So when Hindley's words are being read, we get generic North of England accent. When Brady's words are being read we get Scottish accent with a slightly husky voice. There are some really bad accents on display. There is possibly the worst attempt at an Irish accent I've ever heard!
Unfortunately this, for me at least, detracted terribly from the events in the book lending it an unwitting air of comedy. What on earth possessed the narrator to think this was a good idea is beyond me. It seemed to belittle the very serious and, at times, upsetting subject matter.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By heather on 14-11-13
Upsetting but informative
A disturbing true story well written and investigated by the author. It has some graphic details which can be upsetting though it helps you understand the state of minds of the killers ,evil or not, a chilling account well read.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful