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They All Love Jack - Busting the Ripper

Bruce Robinson

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 to finally reveal the identity of the brutal murderer who terrorized Victorian England. But what if there was never really any mystery at all? What if the Ripper was always hiding in plain sight, deliberately leaving a trail of clues to his identity for anyone who cared to look, while cynically mocking those who were supposedly attempting to bring him to justice? In They All Love Jack, the award-winning film director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson exposes the cover-up that enabled one of history's most notorious serial killers to remain at large. More than twelve years in the writing, this is no mere radical reinterpretation of the Jack the Ripper legend and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary high-wire act reminiscent of Tom Wolfe or Hunter S. Thompson, it is an expressionistic journey through the cesspools of late-Victorian society, a phantasmagoria of highly placed villains, hypocrites, and institutionalized corruption. Polemic forensic investigation and panoramic portrait of an age, underpinned by deep scholarship and delivered in Robinson's inimitably vivid and scabrous prose, They All Love Jack is an absolutely riveting and unique book, demolishing the theories of generations of self-appointed experts—the so-called Ripperologists—to make clear, at last, who really did it; and, more important, how he managed to get away with it for so long.

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 to finally reveal the identity of the brutal murderer who terrorized Victorian England. But what if there was never really any mystery at all? What if the Ripper was always hiding in plain sight, deliberately leaving a trail of clues to his identity for anyone who cared to look, while cynically mocking those who were supposedly attempting to bring him to justice? In They All Love Jack, the award-winning film director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson exposes the cover-up that enabled one of history's most notorious serial killers to remain at large. More than twelve years in the writing, this is no mere radical reinterpretation of the Jack the Ripper legend and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary high-wire act reminiscent of Tom Wolfe or Hunter S. Thompson, it is an expressionistic journey through the cesspools of late-Victorian society, a phantasmagoria of highly placed villains, hypocrites, and institutionalized corruption. Polemic forensic investigation and panoramic portrait of an age, underpinned by deep scholarship and delivered in Robinson's inimitably vivid and scabrous prose, They All Love Jack is an absolutely riveting and unique book, demolishing the theories of generations of self-appointed experts—the so-called Ripperologists—to make clear, at last, who really did it; and, more important, how he managed to get away with it for so long.
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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 to finally reveal the identity of the brutal murderer who terrorized Victorian England. But what if there was never really any mystery at all? What if the Ripper was always hiding in plain sight, deliberately leaving a trail of clues to his identity for anyone who cared to look, while cynically mocking those who were supposedly attempting to bring him to justice? In They All Love Jack, the award-winning film director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson exposes the cover-up that enabled one of history's most notorious serial killers to remain at large. More than twelve years in the writing, this is no mere radical reinterpretation of the Jack the Ripper legend and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary high-wire act reminiscent of Tom Wolfe or Hunter S. Thompson, it is an expressionistic journey through the cesspools of late-Victorian society, a phantasmagoria of highly placed villains, hypocrites, and institutionalized corruption. Polemic forensic investigation and panoramic portrait of an age, underpinned by deep scholarship and delivered in Robinson's inimitably vivid and scabrous prose, They All Love Jack is an absolutely riveting and unique book, demolishing the theories of generations of self-appointed experts—the so-called Ripperologists—to make clear, at last, who really did it; and, more important, how he managed to get away with it for so long.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Phil Fox

Length:

30h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:01:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:22:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

56:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:03:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

59:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:04:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:13:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:02:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:16:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:09:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:00:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

48:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:09:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

57:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:20:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:00:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

58:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

35:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:15:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:11:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:08:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:26:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

47:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

44:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

30:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:35