H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Adam Selzer

Narrated By: David Bendena

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: April 2017

Duration: 17 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

This is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of the murderer who has become one of America's great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Although Holmes is just as famous now as he was in 1895, this deep analysis of contemporary materials makes clear how much of the previously known story came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and lies invented by Holmes himself.

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  • Elizabeth P

    It is really long and redundant. I like the topic so stayed with it but had to take breaks between long listens. That being said the narrator was great. My advice is to listen to the abridged version unless you’re up for a dry history book.