• This Woman

  • Myra Hindley’s Prison Love Affair and Escape Attempt
  • By: Howard Sounes
  • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins

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Publisher's Summary

In 1973, Myra Hindley, the most notorious woman in Britain, is serving a life sentence for the Moors murders—a case that shocked the world. Behind bars, she has fallen in love.

When Hindley is refused parole, she persuades a sympathetic prison officer and former nun to help her break out of London's grim Holloway prison. The women plan to run away together to Brazil.

Twenty years after Hindley's death, this extraordinary true story is brought to life in vivid new detail by Howard Sounes, author of the true-crime classic Fred & Rose, drawing on unseen prison files and new interviews with former Holloway inmates, prison officers and detectives. It is a tale of infatuation and manipulation, crime and punishment.

Despite her part in the appalling murders of five children and teenagers, Myra Hindley is revealed as a highly complex woman of intelligence and charm, which she used to get what she wanted. Or was she, as her supporters claimed, a misunderstood person who regretted her past and only attempted to escape out of desperation?

Revealing the 'most wicked woman in Britain' in new light, This Woman is an atmospheric prison story and a love story that will make listeners think again about the woman behind the moors murders.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Howard Sounes (P)2022 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 05-27-22

Prison Tale

I have always enjoyed prison escape stories, engrossing tales even when they go wrong. Imagine being locked up in a Victorian fortress for life. Like anyone else in that situation, Myra Hindley dreamed of getting out, and when she couldn't get out legally, on parole, she tried to break out. Amazingly, she was helped by a member of staff who had previously lived as a nun. The strength of this story is the new detail about Hindley's life in Holloway prison, in the early 1970s, and the complexity of Hindley as revealed in prison files.

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  • 05-18-22

The worst reader ive ever had to listen to.

I listen to a lot of audio books, so was really looking forward to this book
it is a complete dupe of 'One of your own ' the story of Myra Hindley , which was a good book, this book however has merely taken that book and mixed it up slightly
It was actually painful to listen to the terrible expression of the reader, absolutely awful, the worst reader I have EVER come across
a complete disappointment after waiting for its release.

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  • 05-14-22

Interesting story, well read

Interesting and thought provoking story of the life of the woman behind the notorious figure.