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True crime biographies

Murder and crime biography and memoirs. 
  • Audiobook

    A Stolen Life

    A Memoir

    by Jaycee Dugard ...
    Narrated by Jaycee Dugard ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    An instant #1 New York Times bestseller—Jaycee Dugard’s raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years.In the summer of June of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother that loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen.For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone ... Read more

    $21.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Silent Witness

    by Casey Watson ...
    Narrated by Kate Lock ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 52 min

    ‘I’m so sorry, Casey,’ my link worker John said, sounding weary. ‘I know this is probably the worst time I could ring you, but we desperately need someone to take a child tonight.’It’s the night before Christmas when Casey and Mike get the call. A twelve year old girl, stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her father is on a ventilator, fighting for his life, while her mother is currently on ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Catch Me If You Can

    The True Story of a Real Fake

    Unabridged

    8 hours 30 min

    Catch Me If You Can is the true story of Frank W. Abagnale—alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo—one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot’s uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a ... Read more

    $24.17 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    I Know What You Are: The true story of a lonely little girl abused by those she trusted most

    Narrated by Jessica Ball ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 28 min

    The moving true story of a little girl with Asperger syndrome, controlled and abused by the one person she called her friend.Taylor had always struggled to make friends – she felt ‘different’. Taylor never knew her father and her mother wasn’t around much. She just didn’t understand people, and was alone and scared most of the time.That was until, aged just 11, an older married man called Tom ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Death Sentence

    The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment

    by Jerry Bledsoe ...
    Narrated by Kevin Stillwell ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 44 min

    A shocking true story of a double life undone by murder. --When North Carolina farmer Stuart Taylor died after a sudden illness, his 46-year-old fiancée Velma Barfield, was overcome with grief. Taylor’s family grieved with her—until the autopsy revealed traces of arsenic poisoning. Turned over to the authorities by her own son, Velma stunned her family with more revelations. This wasn’t the first ... Read more

    $32.78 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Less People Know About Us

    A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity

    Unabridged

    7 hours 31 min

    **AN EDGAR AWARDS 2020 WINNERIn this powerful true crime memoir, an award-winning identity theft expert tells the shocking story of the duplicity and betrayal that inspired her career and nearly destroyed her family.**Axton Betz-Hamilton grew up in small-town Indiana in the early '90s. When she was 11 years old, her parents both had their identities stolen. Their credit ratings were ruined, and ... Read more

    $37.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bought and Sold

    Narrated by Josie Dunn ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 23 min

    A heart-stopping story of lies, brutality and fear. British girl Megan Stephens tells the true story of how an idyllic Mediterranean holiday turned into an unimaginable nightmare when she was tricked into becoming a victim of human trafficking and held captive for six years by deception, threats and violence.While on holiday with her mother at a popular Mediterranean coastal resort, Megan fell in ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

    by Brad Ricca ...
    Narrated by David Bendena ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 35 min

    Mrs. Grace Humiston was an amazing lawyer and a traveling detective during a time when no women were practicing those professions. She focused on solving cases no one else wanted and advocating for innocents. The first female U.S. District Attorney, she made groundbreaking investigations into modern-day slavery, and the papers gave her the nickname of fiction's famous sleuth. One of her greatest ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Let Me Go: Abused and Afraid, She Has Nothing to Live for

    by Casey Watson ...
    Narrated by Kate Lock ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 19 min

    Let Me Go is the powerful new memoir from foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Harley, 13, has been sectioned under the mental health act after attempting suicide. She was spotted climbing the railings on a footbridge that crossed a busy motorway and pulled to safety by a member of the public. After six weeks in hospital, social services are looking for a short-term ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Honor Bound

    My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox

    Unabridged

    7 hours 43 min

    Accused . . . Targeted . . . Sentenced . . .Wrongfully Imprisoned.Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox were the victims in a world-famous trial so bizarre that it defied all reason. Charged with a crime neither could fathom, let alone perpetrate, they spent four excruciating years in prison before their final acquittal. Now, for the first time since, Raffaele reveals what really happened between him ... Read more

    $25.59 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper

    Narrated by Bruce Robinson, Phil Fox ...

    Unabridged

    30 hours 45 min

    A book like no other – the tale of a gripping quest to discover the identity of history’s most notorious murderer and a literary high-wire act from the legendary writer and director of Withnail and I.For over a hundred years, ‘the mystery of Jack the Ripper’ has been a source of unparalleled fascination and horror, spawning an army of obsessive theorists, and endless volumes purporting finally to ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Madeleine

    Our daughter's disappearance and the continuing search for her

    by Kate McCann ...
    Narrated by Kate McCann, Lesley Sharp ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 6 min

    'The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts ... My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth ... Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn't done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a ... Read more

    $21.52 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bugsy Siegel

    The Dark Side of the American Dream

    Narrated by Steven Jay Cohen ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    In a brief life that led to a violent end, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (1906-1947) rose from desperate poverty to ill-gotten riches, from an early-twentieth-century family of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side to a kingdom of his own making in Las Vegas. In this captivating portrait, author Michael Shnayerson sets out not to absolve Bugsy Siegel but rather to understand him in all his ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Forgotten Child: The powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die

    Narrated by Mark Elstob ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 47 min

    Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breaking memoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuous upbringing, and how he came through the other side.It’s a freezing winter’s night in 1954. A baby boy, a few hours old, is left by his mother, wrapped in nothing but two sheets of newspaper and hidden amongst the undergrowth by a canal bank. An hour later, a late-shift ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Against My Will: Groomed, trapped and abused. This is my true story of survival.

    Unabridged

    7 hours 54 min

    ‘Asperger’s made me a prisoner in my own home. When I finally entered the real world, evil was waiting.’A shocking true account of one girl’s harrowing journey to survival.Sophie Crockett spent most of her childhood suffering from crippling anxiety. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, she became a virtual prisoner in her own home, afraid to venture outside. After battling with depression, eating ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Consent

    A Memoir of Unwanted Attention

    by Donna Freitas ...
    Narrated by Kathleen McInerney ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    **In this "compelling and disturbing" true story, a young woman's toxic mentor develops a dark, stalking obsession that disrupts her career -- and her peace of mind. (Rebecca Traister,**New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad)Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, ... Read more

    $37.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    John Lennon: Life, Times and Assassination

    Digitally narrated using a synthesized voice

    Unabridged

    7 hours 46 min

    In 1976 or 1977, “Lennon first started to dream about a stranger who asked for an album to be autographed then returned later, angry and with a loaded gun”.Who really killed John Lennon?John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono moved to New York in 1971, in part to escape the vitriol of the British press who blamed Ono for the breakup of their beloved Beatles. They had hoped to live quietly in America and ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Waco

    A Survivor's Story

    Narrated by Robert Fass ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 20 min

    The basis of the celebrated Paramount Network miniseries starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch -- Waco is the critically-acclaimed, first person account of the siege by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau.Twenty-five years ago, the FBI staged a deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. Texas. David Thibodeau survived to tell the story.When he first met the man who called ... Read more

    $37.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Truth About Aaron

    My Journey to Understand My Brother

    Narrated by Josh Bloomberg ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 15 min

    The unvarnished true story of the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez, the college All-American and New England Patriots star convicted of murder, told by one of the few people who knew him best, his brother.To football fans, Aaron Hernandez was a superstar in the making. A standout at the University of Florida, he helped the Gators win the national title in 2008. Drafted by the New England ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Witness Wore Red

    The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

    Narrated by Rebecca Musser ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 5 min

    Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife ... Read more

    $14.23 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Couple Found Slain

    After a Family Murder

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    This program includes an introduction read by the author.Critically acclaimed author and psychoanalyst Mikita Brottman offers literary true crime writing at its best, taking us into the life of a murderer after his conviction—when most stories end but the defendant's life goes on.On February 21, 1992, 22-year-old Brian Bechtold walked into a police station in Port St. Joe, Florida and confessed ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Finding Me

    A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

    Unabridged

    7 hours 13 min

    Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Remembered Forever

    Our family's devastating story of domestic abuse and murder

    Narrated by Joe Jameson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 23 min

    Praise for Luke and Ryan Hart's memoir:'A powerful, searing account from incredible brothers and an important contribution to our understanding of domestic abuse' Victoria Derbyshire'... a courageous account of domestic abuse and the devasting impact it has on families' Jeremy Corbyn MP'Relevant and inspiring' Chris Green, White Ribbon UKOn 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered, in ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Behind Bars – Britain’s Most Notorious Prisoner Reveals What Life is Like Inside

    Narrated by Unknown ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 1 min

    Charles Bronson knows more about life in prison than anyone else in Britain - on either side of the bars. Jailed originally in 1974, his life since then has been one unbroken stretch of over forty-five years, much of it in solitary confinement, moved again and again as prison after prison failed to contain his explosive temper. It would be enough to break an ordinary man - but Bronson is no ... Read more

    $61.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial