• The Faceless Villain: A Collection of the Eeriest Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century: Volume One

  • Di: Jenny Ashford
  • Letto da: Jenny Ashford
  • Durata: 7 ore e 39 min
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  • Data di pubblicazione: 14 12 2017
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: Jennifer Ashford
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Sintesi dell'editore

What is it about unsolved murders that still fascinates us long after the cases have gone cold? Is it simply that we enjoy being able to come up with our own theories about what happened to the unfortunate victims? Or are we intrigued by the terrifying possibility that the killers are still out there somewhere? 

The Faceless Villain: Volume One is the first in a three volume series that explores the most mysterious and disturbing unsolved murders of the 20th century. This volume is comprised of the years 1900 through 1959 and includes all of the best known cases of the period as well as many more lesser known murders, all presented in a compelling chronological narrative that takes the reader on a grisly journey through the blood-soaked avenues of early 20th century crime. Featuring: The Peasenhall Murder. The Seal Chart Murder. The Atlanta Ripper. The Villisca Axe Murders. The Axeman of New Orleans. The Green Bicycle Case. Little Lord Fauntleroy. Hinterkaifeck Farm. The St. Aubin Street Massacre. The Wallace Case. The Atlas Vampire. The Brighton Trunk Crime. The Cleveland Torso Murderer. The Horror in Room 1046. Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? The Pitchfork Murder. The Sodder Children. The Phantom Killer. The Black Dahlia. Somerton Man. The Grimes Sisters. The Boy in the Box. And much more!

©2017 Jennifer Ashford (P)2017 Jennifer Ashford

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  • JayJay
  • 23 12 2017

Totally Enthralling

Jenny Ashford has a knack for telling a great story. Having discovered her via her podcast, I was excited to check out this book. It exceeded my high expectations. A collection of interesting cases presented in an engaging way by the author. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in macabre true crime stories.

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  • lisa evans
  • 27 12 2017

Brilliant book

I love the podcast on YouTube and was really excited to get this book, a pleasure to listen to, I will definitely be getting the others.

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  • Amanda Long
  • 10 01 2018

SO Interesting

Jenny has done it again. This new book has so many cases detailed in it. There are some I have heard of, but many I have not. This was an entertaining listen in the car and while cooking. I find my self so intrigued by some of the cases, I've started googling them after listening. I totally recommend this book.
I received this book in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own. I would have bought this book if I had not been offered a code.

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  • Kassandrah
  • 08 01 2018

A must listen for true crime enthusiasts!

What did you love best about The Faceless Villain: A Collection of the Eeriest Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century: Volume One?

This is the first installment of a new three volume series by Jenny Ashford, and she never fails to impress! The cases are all thoroughly researched and presented in a clear chronological order that makes it not only easy for the listener to follow, but difficult to stop listening once you start!

If you could give The Faceless Villain: A Collection of the Eeriest Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century: Volume One a new subtitle, what would it be?

An essential guide to unsolved murders for true crime enthusiasts.

Any additional comments?

To those interested in the true crime genre, this provides an informative and compelling read that takes you on a journey through 20th century disturbing and unsolved murder cases that leaves you in anticipation of the release of volumes two and three. I loved it!

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  • MikeyintheD
  • 04 01 2018

Unsolved true crime masterpiece

I was immediately drawn to the topic of the book and looking forward to the audible version since I’m not much of a reader. I prefer author read audiobooks because the emphasis is placed correctly and told exactly as the writer intended.

This is a collection of short unsolved true crime stories. It is broken up by year of the crime which helps create natural break points to stop listening and pickup again later without needing to remember where you were in the book. I got through the book in about a week and found myself drawn into the book so much that I would sit in my car after my commute home from work so I could continue to listen to just one more story.

If you are a fan of Jenny Ashford, true, unsolved or historical crime then this book is an essential to add to your collection. The stories have enough detail to draw you in but the author leaves her opinion out to allow the reader to draw their own conclusion. Wonderful story telling and I can’t wait for the next volume.

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  • Eric Hill
  • 18 12 2017

Great stuff

Finished this book in just over a day. Cases are short enough to keep anyone's attention but, some are so puzzling you'll want to listen over and over.

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  • Tarapotamus
  • 09 04 2018

Disturbing accounts that left me craving Vol. 2!

What made the experience of listening to The Faceless Villain: A Collection of the Eeriest Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century: Volume One the most enjoyable?

Delightfully articulate narrative as given by an equally delightful author. I devoured every scrumptious detail of these precise chronicles. The book is in depth and beautifully spoken with not an err or misgivings among them.

What did you like best about this story?

Language such as 'modus operandi' had me titillated and the natural flow of the accounts helped me map out the chronicles in a memorable fashion. Jenny was diligent in her record keeping and describes how some cases relate to others and where they each fall along that shared timeline.

Have you listened to any of Jenny Ashford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to The Unseen Hand and did enjoy the author's telling of those accounts, but even still, she found a way to markedly improved her performance for this book.

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

Some accounts are more gruesome than others but all are fascinating and leave you with a sense of wonder as to the growth of crime solving and to the medical analyses of organic tissue and it makes me grateful we have come as far as we have and I give thanks to those who are lost for helping to pave the way for that forced evolution.

Any additional comments?

You will enjoy this account of so many unsolved murders that are both chilling and fascinating. It is clear when you read the book the painstaking endeavor that Jenny (the author) has gone through to deliver this knowledge to your ears (or eyes). I am on the edge of my seat awaiting Volume 2!

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 05 03 2018

dobry start

Odsłuchałam właśnie pierwszy tom książki. The Faceless Villain, jest na prawdę ciekawą, wartą polecenia pozycją.

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  • Brandon H.
  • 24 01 2018

Great author who cares about her craft

Just got the book, have not listened to it yet but Jenny is great author who is very thorough in her research both in her writing on her podcast 13 o clock. If this book like her others than it is worth the purchase and time to listen to it.

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  • F. Hughes
  • 09 01 2018

Audio quality should have been a sign....

This book seemed like a collection of Wikipedia articles read aloud. And worst of all the audio quality was atrocious. Thank goodness audible offers returns or I would be really irritated.

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  • Daniel Meakin
  • 05 01 2018

True Crime fans....Enjoy.

What made the experience of listening to The Faceless Villain: A Collection of the Eeriest Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century: Volume One the most enjoyable?

The range of different unsolved murders. Also, As a true crime fan there were plenty that i had NEVER heard of.

What did you like best about this story?

There was not one particular aspect of the story that i enjoyed most... but the most fascinating unsolved murder was the one that involved the "R.M Qualtrough" character.

What about Jenny Ashford’s performance did you like?

Jenny's actual performance is as always that her voice sounds clear.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope. Although it made me dismayed that so many of these crimes went unsolved because of technicalities.

Any additional comments?

Thrilled there will be an additional 2 volumes.