• A Special Place in Hell

  • The World's Most Depraved Serial Killers
  • By: Christopher Berry-Dee
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Inside the minds of the world's most depraved serial killers. 

Sunday Times best-selling author Christopher Berry-Dee is the man who talks to serial killers. A world-renowned investigative criminologist, he has gained the trust of murderers across the world, entered their high security prisons and discussed in detail their shocking crimes. 

The killers' pursuit of horror and violence is described through the unique audiotape and videotape interviews which Berry-Dee conducted, deep inside the bowels of some of the world's toughest prisons. 

Christopher Berry-Dee has collated these interviews into this astounding, disturbing book. Not only does he describe his meetings with some of the world's most evil men and women, he also reproduces, verbatim, their very words as they describe their crimes, allowing the listener a glimpse into the inner workings of the people who have committed the worst crime possible - to mercilessly take the life of another human being. 

©2021 Christopher Berry-Dee (P)2021 Boldwood Books Ltd

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Please spare me your political opinions

I just wish the author would keep his political views to himself... im not necessarily a Trumper but I didn't come to listen to anti Trump or anti gun politics either... I just wanted to learn the psychology behind psychotic killers.

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Dr Michael Stone he's not

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Hack psychology and unfunny quips dominate this book about killers. If the author stuck to the facts and didn't digress into his opinions, this book would have been average, but the author is no Dave Barry!

The author seems to be trying to emulate Dr Michael Stone's "Levels of Evil", but all he does is editorialize.

Recommendation - not even if you're a Brit

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Like a Primer

This book was good for an introductory primer on serial killers. However, the author is a bit stuck on himself. He does verbalize the way most of us feel about serial killers’ excuses. However, this book only scratches the surface of the serial killers it profiles.

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  • mr j alder
  • 11-15-21

The author seems a bit of a twit

Somehow shoehorns Black Lives Matter whilst talking about Sir Robert Peel into a book about serial killers. Also likes swearing, kind of like he's only just discovered naughty words. Quite interesting though.

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  • Deborah McLeary/ James McLeary
  • 05-18-21

poor

the writing is very poor.
The presentation style of the narrator does not match the text.

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  • Manda
  • 01-26-22

Good book

Really enjoyed this book. Such an eye opener in to the world of serial killers

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  • Ms A Mitchell
  • 01-07-22

Loved it

Absolutely loved this. The one thing I disliked was the seemingly random inclusion of George Floyd. Apart from that the narrator made it exciting and the author added their own bit of dark humour.

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  • crochetdiva
  • 09-26-21

Another fascinating read

I read the books by this author as soon as I have them, I find them totally engrossing. I read a lot of this kind of book, but I find the books by Christopher Berry-Dee to be the best researched, therefore giving content I haven't read before. Brilliantly narrated.

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  • Pamela Owen
  • 07-27-22

Egotistical drivel

I was truly looking forward to it. But it is spoiled by the authors over bearing views. Very disappointed. Not an author I shall purchase ever again. Worthy of a minus score