Without Conscience

  • by Robert D. Hare
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.


What the Critics Say

"A fascinating, if terrifying, look at psychopaths.... Hare makes a strong case for the view that psychopaths are born, not made.... A chilling, eye-opening report - and a call to action." ( Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Would you listen to Without Conscience again? Why?

Yes read it over 20 yes ago . Brilliant.

What did you like best about this story?

No nonsense no drama

What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Clear vocals

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

not that kind of book

Any additional comments?

don't feel you need to be a forensic professional to enjoy this book

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- Heidi

Eye opening

This is a fascinating book. Really makes you think and very accessible. Great listen. Look forward to hearing more.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-08-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio