Without Conscience

  • by Robert D. Hare
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.


What the Critics Say

"A fascinating, if terrifying, look at psychopaths.... Hare makes a strong case for the view that psychopaths are born, not made.... A chilling, eye-opening report - and a call to action." ( Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing! Thorough descriptions and explanations.

What made the experience of listening to Without Conscience the most enjoyable?

The authors descriptions and evaluations were well explained for the layman to understand

What other book might you compare Without Conscience to, and why?

Snakes in Suits as it deals with psychopaths in the workplace but its not as well written and researched as Without Conscience is, possibly because psychopaths in the community are harder to get solid evidence on.

What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He has a strong voice that adds an intensity to listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, if I had the time.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended and easy to listen and understand.

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- Kim Baird

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-08-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio