Review: Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Expose of Ritual Killing Worldwide by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Cover for Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Expose of Ritual Killings Worldwide By Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Title: Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Expose of Ritual Killing Worldwide
Author: Jimmy Lee Shreeve
Narrator: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 10 hours 53 min

2.5 stars out of 5
2.5 stars

Human Sacrifice investigates some recent cases of human sacrifices and ritual killings throughout the world. With the use of police reports and interviews, Jimmy Lee Shreeve tells the history of these cases. 

This book was interesting. I didnโ€™t realize ritualistic killings and human sacrifice was still happening around the world. Certain cultures still use human sacrifice for rituals that will better their lives. These cases were very sad and heartbreaking, especially since a good portion hasn’t been closed. I feel like I need to do more research on these cultures now after listening to this. 

Sadly, I had a huge issue  with this book though and that was the author itself. He frequently inserts his experience with magic and human sacrifice in the middle giving information about a case. It was distracting, especially since it was never anything that pertained to the case. I wouldnโ€™t have minded if this only happened once or twice but it was with every single chapter he was adding unnecessary personal stories. 

Overall, this was an interesting book but the author’s constant personal antidotes quickly became distracting and took away from the impact of the cases. I would have given this a higher rating if it was just information about human sacrifice cases because that was the real interesting part of this book. 

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