• Without a Trace

  • Unsolved Disappearances and Mysterious Vanishings
  • By: Troy Taylor
  • Narrated by: Charles Huddleston
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Without a Trace: Unsolved Disappearances and Mysterious Vanishings

We all love a mystery - but what about a mystery that has no solution? Delve into the shadowy world of unsolved disappearances and people who have vanished without a trace, never to be seen again. Such strange and chilling tales run the gamut of the terrifying and the bizarre and include crime victims, lost explorers, ships vanished at sea, outdoor disappearances, and supernatural mysteries that defy all explanation.

Among these sections you’ll find accounts of America’s Lost Colony, history’s most famous ghost ships, famous figures who vanished into the unknown, the unknown fate of America’s first kidnapping for ransom, a vanished heiress, lighthouse keepers who impossibly disappeared, the killer who escaped the noose - permanently, the Grand Canyon adventurers who were never seen again, the Prohibition lawman’s nephew who was never found, the Ohio sorority girl who never made it home, the abducted housewife who disappeared, the Hollywood starlet who left her family behind, a missing West Point cadet, the babysitter who vanished on Halloween, the missing Texas couple who may have been Russian spies, the little boy who walked away for good in the Smoky Mountains, a missing heiress to a candy empire, a missing TV news reporter, a long distance runner whose run never ended, plus infamous vanishings of figures like Theodosia Burr, Amelia Earhart, Glenn Miller, Judge Crater, Jimmy Hoffa, and far too many more!

Just remember as you listen to these stories, that if these people so easily vanished from the face of the Earth, then it means it could happen to anyone - perhaps even you. You may want to listen to his one with the lights on.

©2020 Troy Taylor (P)2021 Troy Taylor

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Not what I was expecting ...

This book has close to 50chapters ranging anywhere from 15-45min per chapter, and they are arranged chronologically staring in the late 1800’s. That wouldn’t be so bad , if he would have included more cases within this century. For example, there are 45 chapters in the book, and I didn’t get to year 1978 until chapter 40. So the entire book are brief synopsis from the late 1800 and early 1900s which IMO was quite boring. I like to listen to more recent cases, that’s just me.

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Outstanding and Intriguing!

Troy Taylor always gives the very best in all his books. All true stories well researched and beautifully told. He leaves behind the myths told and retold by other authors and digs deep into the truth and facts. I have read many of his books but I eagerly await the next Audible installment, when Mr. Huddleston will again bring this history to life with his soft baritone and elegant cadence.

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Author keeps spoiling each story

The author keeps spoiling the stories by giving a summary of each story before he actually tells it. Just tell the story.

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Enjoyable

Whilst I’d already heard many of these stories before, I did quite enjoy listening to them as some had a bit more details that I’d never heard before. There were also a few that were new to me and the narrator did a great job.

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Cold Case Heaven

There are so many interesting and cold missing cases, that it can be hard to put them all into one place. But this book pulls together some of the most fascinating and interesting cold cases of all time.

Without A Trace follows several different cases, talking through the different areas of each one, and what could have happened. While we may never know with all of them, some of them are able to be solved - someone always knows something. It is just sometimes a matter of time before the truth comes out.

Grab this book and dive into some of histories most enduring cold cases. Check them out, mull them over, and keep the history alive with these cold cases!!

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Interesting collection of missing-persons stories

This is an interesting collection of stories about people who went missing under mysterious circumstances. The stories are arranged chronologically, beginning with stories from the 1500s (the vanished settlement at Roanoke Island). Most of the stories are from the 1900s and happened in the U.S. Most of these stories are about obscure people you probably have never heard about, but a few are more famous, like Amelia Earhart. The author begins by noting that he has a large file cabinet filled with notes and clippings about disappearances that he has collected over many years. There may be truth to this, but it is also true that many of these stories (perhaps most or even all?) have been told before in books, movies or documentaries. So what you get here are short thumbnail sketches of stories that might be told more fully and satisfyingly in a longer and more detailed form. Consider this a kind of Cliff's Notes guide suggesting stories that the reader may be interested in investigating further. I was especially impressed by the narrator of the audio book. He has a warm inviting voice that seems to hit the right notes of empathy, exasperation, amusement or whatever is called for. He also does a good job with creating distinctive voices of various characters, sometimes using appropriate accents.

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Interesting with scary thrown in

The stories of people going missing is very interesting but the how these people just disappear is scary. The book is very well written/narrated that makes you need to know more chapter after chapter.
Highly recommend Troy Taylor's books.

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Well written, well read

Troy Taylor delivers again. Thoughtful well researched information. Mr Huddleston is now one of my fave narrators. Troy also has the American Hauntings podcast, which I recommend also.

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Intriguing from beginning to end!

This book will not disappoint! From stories that you’ve probably heard of from childhood to stories that you are just now being introduced to. A book that is Exciting, entertaining, enlightening and will keep you captivated with anticipation with each and every story! Definitely a must read!

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Loved this book

As someone who is a student of paranormal, forensics and history I absolutely found this book fascinating. The stories were fast paced but well told. The essences were captured of complex mysteries That left me wondering. I also heard some cases I was peripherally familiar with in a vivid way that brought story to life even from other time periods.

This book is a time machine, a tribute to wonder, narrator and author just fit, I listened to it twice and I never do that. I will continue to follow this unique and talented author.

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  • 03-21-21

Do not waste your time.

This is literally a list of names with no background story etc it’s like being read the yellow pages. Avoid.