• Female Serial Killers

  • How and Why Women Become Monsters
  • By: Peter Vronsky
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (193 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Society is conditioned to think of murderers and predators as men, but in this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill - and the political, economic, social, and sexual implications. From history's earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britain's notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to "Honeymoon Killer" Martha Beck, from the sensational murder-spree of Aileen Wournos, to cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky challenges the ordinary standards of good and evil and defies the accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.

©2007 Peter Vronsky (P)2017 Tantor

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Author not a fan of women or fat people

The book was interesting but I wasn't a fan of the authors descriptions of women. especially fat woman basically if your fat you are unattractive and more likely to be a serial killer. also woman who disagree with the author are raging feminists. I would not listen to this again and I wish I had bought a different book.

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Sexist and Freudian

Whoever wrote this is clearly wrote this for men. Using degrading words for women and the condescending tone of the book really put me off. I want my credit back.

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Extremely well researched

Lots of info on each criminal, some well known and others not. I found it very interesting and I was pleasantly surprised that it was much more the usual basic info that we hear on every other true crime show or book.

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Author doesn't sound like he likes women

Peter Vronsky seems really put out by feminists. I'm not excusing these crazy women, however the way he writes about femminists makes it seem like he hates them. other than that this book is really interesting.

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bookgirl

i'm a Peter Vronsky fan so i really enjoyed this book. Vronsky not only researches his material his personal insights are interesting. Great narrator. If you are a true crime fan you'll like the "why" of this book as well as the "how". Definitely credit worthy.

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Bashing

The blatant generalization of feminist theories was off putting. The author misconstrued minor feminist theorist in order to make a point about female serial killers. Women have always killed, the proportion to male violence is, indeed, small to their male counterparts.

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Major Disappointment

A book on women written by a bitter, critical, and obviously jaded man. I purchased this recorded book expecting to hear unbiased facts and accounts only to find it a complete disappointment and waste of time. what facts are in it are picked and pasted together with obvious biased opinions- one large account veering away from the supposed main character subject, to point out his clear hatred of feminism. I was so disappointed by the writers ridiculous opinions that it took forever just to finish the book!

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Nothing new here.

When I started reading this book, I was hoping I would read about women I didn’t know about. No such luck. Evan if you get your true crime from TV or podcast. You will be familiar with these woman. Only a novice to true crime will be informed by this book.

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Do Not Recommend!

Regret wasting my money on this book purchase! Couldn’t continue listening it is much too boring.

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overall a good "read"

it was very informative. some parts were a bit dry, but that's to be expected when listening to a book with statistics. And some parts were a bit uncomfortable to sit thru, especially the "ken and barbie killers" towards the end. But again, that's to be expected in a book about serial killers.

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