Harold Shipman

  • by Ryan Green
  • Narrated by Ernie Sprance
  • 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The man on the cover of this book looks like he could be anyone's grandfather. It's easy to imagine him doting on his little grandkids, reading them stories from his lap and letting them play with his big, bushy beard. If you were told he was a doctor, I bet you'd imagine he was a good, kind and gentle one, with an easy, affable manner and deep care for his patients.
Harold Frederick Shipman certainly projected all those qualities, but only so that he could hide the evil that lurked deep inside. Shipman abused his trust and used his position to kill - no less than 218 of his patients found their end at his hand, making him the United Kingdom's most prolific serial killer by a long shot.
This book tells Shipman's story, from his childhood under a domineering mother to his pathetic death in a prison cell. It will put you in the perspective of those who lived and worked in proximity to him, showing you the considerate but sometimes haughty doctor he presented himself as before taking you through the process of wrenching off that mask and uncovering the full extent of the evil festering within.
We will make a study of the man's possible motives and close with a look at the systemic failures that allowed him to kill and steps taken to make sure nothing like his murderous spree ever happens again.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Informative biograhy, very much as expected.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it was interesting information. The fact that it was real was fascinating.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It was interesting that I didn't recall ever hearing about this case in America.


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

Yes, I have listened to two other books narrator by Mr. Sprance and this one compares favorably with the others.


What else would you have wanted to know about Ryan Green’s life?

I don't think I need to know anything about the Author's life.


Any additional comments?

This audiobook was given to me for free by the Author / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Michael Rubino

Good Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it was interesting


What did you like best about this story?

Its interesting to me wondering what makes people do these things.


Which character – as performed by Ernie Sprance – was your favorite?

No favorite character


What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

What power does to people


Any additional comments?

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

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- M. Wesson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2016
  • Publisher: HRD Publishing