Fred & Rose West

  • by Ryan Green
  • Narrated by Ernie Sprance
  • 1 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the 24th of February 1994, police knocked on the door of an aging house in the English town of Gloucester. They'd come to serve a search warrant in the case of a missing girl - the daughter of the house's inhabitants. What they uncovered would shock the world: decades of child abuse, an underground torture chamber, and a burial ground containing the bodies of the spent victims of the torture - including that of the missing daughter. The address was 25 Cromwell Street, and these discoveries would earn it the moniker "The House of Horrors."
At the end of the investigation, the number of the murdered was 12 - all young females, including one daughter and one stepdaughter. The couple responsible were Rosemary and Frederick West, and this book will tell you their story. We'll start from the very beginning, with the killers' childhoods and upbringings, exploring in detail the factors that contributed to their later depravities. From there we'll detail the crimes themselves, following the tragic tales of their victims, including the mechanisms that led them to their grim fates. We'll examine how the full extent of their crimes was uncovered in the subsequent investigation. Finally, we'll dig into the malignancies both surrounding the killers and within themselves that drove them to perpetrate their heinous acts.
This book is not one for the faint of heart. It enters into graphic details that may upset those of a delicate constitution. It is a true life report on real events. If you believe as I do that we are better served knowing and understanding the full depths of darkness the human soul is capable of, then listen on and discover the story of one of Britain's most infamous killer couples - Fred and Rose West.

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Fred and Rose West are some notorious baddies that I've heard and read a lot about in the past. This book was a concise telling of their story, an expertly crafted look into the truly disturbed. Green does a great job of knowing what to include and what to leave out and Sprance narrates the story in a satisfying way. I would recommend this short true crime book to any true crime lovers!

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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- Tad B.

Well written book about a disturbing topic

TARGET AUDIENCE: Written for those who are interested in the darker side of the human experience. Thankfully this does not delve deeply into the BDSM, but just shares the facts about the case. I would absolutely be comfortable with my teenage children reading this.

STORY LINE: Details the story of Fred and Rose West from their childhood to their eventual death and incarceration. The author shows a respect for human life, showing how there were many times when concerned individuals could have stopped this horrible event. I particularly appreciated the author’s opinions at the end of the book. They were insightful but respectful.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed reading this book. I listened to this book in one sitting. I was unfamiliar with this story, living a half a world away. Highly Recommended.
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- Spudboy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2016
  • Publisher: HRD Publishing