My Experiences as an Executioner


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(4.6 stars; 12 reviews)

From 1884 until 1891, James Berry was an executioner. In this time he carried out 131 hangings. In this memoir he writes about the methods he used, and the final moments of some of those he executed. - Summary by ashleighjane (4 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Introduction 4:15 Read by ashleighjane
The Executioner at Home 11:01 Read by ashleighjane
How I Became an Executioner 11:11 Read by ashleighjane
My First Execution 16:34 Read by ashleighjane
My Method of Execution - Calculations and Apparatus 26:48 Read by ashleighjane
My Method of Execution - The Proceedings 9:04 Read by ashleighjane
Other Methods of Execution 9:48 Read by ashleighjane
Two Terrible Experiences 16:13 Read by ashleighjane
How Murderers Die 47:39 Read by ashleighjane
From the Murderer's Point of View 20:11 Read by ashleighjane
On Capital Punishment 20:11 Read by ashleighjane
Hanging: From a Business Point of View 11:35 Read by ashleighjane
The Press and the Public 14:54 Read by ashleighjane
Incidents and Anecdotes - Appendix 25:42 Read by ashleighjane

Reviews

excellent, fascinating book


(5 stars)

Extremely interesting and well written. Fascinating viewpoint and stories. Not gory or ugly, often terribly sad and very well read.

interestingness....!


(4.5 stars)

lassie done a great job of reading ! thought provoking book....