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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Rule Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442343047
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In the most extraordinary journey Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than forty-nine young women. Green River, Running Red is a harrowing account of a modern monster, a killer who walked among us undetected. It is also the story of his quarry -- of who these young women were and who they might have become. A chilling look at the darkest side of human nature, this is the most important and most personal audiobook of Ann Rule's long career. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Riveting."

    People 

  • "Conveys the emotional truth of the Green River case."

    Los Angeles Times 

  • "Perhaps Rule's finest work."

    Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) 

  • "Rule gives full, heartbreaking emotional weight to what America's most notorious serial killer truly wrought. A must for the author's legions of fans."

    Booklist

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 2/18/2014

    " Ann Rule has a great way of creating a narrative. This book was extremely well written and haunting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 2/16/2014

    " I am a huge Ann Rule fan and found this book hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/12/2014

    " This book took me a while to read. It's pretty long, but it's very intense so I found myself only able to read a short amount at a time. The book is very detailed (and sometimes graphic) and takes you from start to finish. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes true crime or crime fiction reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 2/10/2014

    " Gripping from start to finish; well, if you like serial killer books. The truth in near catches and so much more make the reader feel the frustration and the eventual relief when GRK was caught. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G Ream | 2/8/2014

    " Another shocking reveal of our cruel inner-self "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/3/2014

    " I lived in Seattle during the time of the GRK's most active phase and was thrilled when I saw that Anne Rule had written her account. I knew the research and insight would be fabulous. She did not disappoint (she does disappoint me on the short stories/anthogies. I just don't read them anymore). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Schibley | 1/25/2014

    " The green river killer was so awful - he's not worth a book about him and this one gets a little tedious after a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 1/21/2014

    " Very interesting, especially since I live in the NW. Rule gave alot of attention to the victims, she went into alot of detail about their lives and families. This was my first "True Crime" book, it was good but I like fiction better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 1/20/2014

    " A very well written true crime book written about a horrible man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 1/12/2014

    " As far as true crime goes, this was one of my faves! It was really the only book of it's kind that made me afraid at night. That's a good thing for me, but may not be for others. Definately not for the faint of heart, but if you like true crime this is a great one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 12/24/2013

    " Horribly gruesome. I read it in two days! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 11/30/2013

    " I lived through this period of time as a young adult and these murders happened in my backyard. Ann Rule writes about solving the crime and the mind behind the criminal managing to leave out the gory details of the murder itself. For this reason I am able to read about these crimes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frances | 11/28/2013

    " Too mush info would of like to read more about criminal then victims. Much to long... Lot of repeating of each victims... did not like this book that much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dodi | 11/27/2013

    " Ann Rule is a true crime writer. What I liked about this book is that she honored the victims of the killer, rather than just concentrating on the killer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flasher702 | 8/14/2013

    " Well written with lots of details. I found this book both arousing and sickening and it literally gave me nightmares. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Porter | 6/11/2013

    " a bit disturbing. I couldn't put it down, but not for good reasons "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 6/3/2013

    " Not written well. At all. But the material is fascinating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 5/15/2013

    " hmm...i finished this book on the plane and then promptly left it tucked in the seat. (on purpose) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ami | 12/14/2012

    " Overly detailed, a bit hard to follow. And a bit too pat on the backish for the police department. But if you're a true crime fan, Ann Rule is a must read - all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 9/29/2012

    " I didn't know as much about the Green River Killer as I did about other serial killers until just recently. Ann Rule does a great job on this as always. I listened to an abridged copy of this on Cd but I think I would like to read a hard copy of it as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seana | 8/25/2012

    " I expected this to be much more scarey than it was, however I didn't expect it to hit home as much as it did. Definitely a must read for anyone who grew up in my hood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie | 5/19/2012

    " Ann Rule does it again. I love the way this woman writes, and her subject matter is always fascinating: true, horrific crime. Still, she brings a dignity to the re-telling, respectful of the victims and their families. If you like reading about true crime, Ann Rule is your next best read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gisela | 5/15/2012

    " I love Anne Rule with all my heart but this book is taking me forever to finish :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillain Foreman | 5/15/2012

    " My mom was a bit repulsed...being a psych major...i was enthralled...but it is a chilly read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonny | 5/3/2012

    " What can I say? I love true crime novels. Though this one is a bit slow at times...mass murderers are facinating creatures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/12/2012

    " Unbelievable that this guy got away with this for so long. and lived a somewhat normal life!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalah | 10/18/2011

    " There were so many murders in this book Ann Rule wasn't able to detail all of the victims' lives. I found this rather unsettling because each victim was a person that did not deserve their fate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 8/22/2011

    " Ann Rule is the queen of true crime. Incredible story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flasher702 | 4/25/2011

    " Well written with lots of details. I found this book both arousing and sickening and it literally gave me nightmares. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruthette | 3/1/2011

    " Ann Rule's extraordinary writing once again takes a gripping true crime drama and takes it over the top from absurdly creeping to downright horrifying. Not skimpy on the harrowing details, this account is not for the faint of heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/23/2011

    " A very well written true crime book written about a horrible man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cusmarg | 2/20/2011

    " This one wasn't as thrilling as some of her others. I wasn't that familiar with the case so it was an eye opener. I admire the way she described the victims with such empathy and dignity and the way she wove the killer's life into theirs and the investigation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 2/12/2011

    " I didn't know as much about the Green River Killer as I did about other serial killers until just recently. Ann Rule does a great job on this as always. I listened to an abridged copy of this on Cd but I think I would like to read a hard copy of it as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/25/2010

    " Overall a pretty good read. However, the author tends to bounce around with her timeline, which makes following along difficult at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peacegal | 12/18/2010

    " This book was fascinating and terrifying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 12/11/2010

    " Ann Rule did it again. Absolutely astounding that this guy was able to get away with so much for so long. In my opinion, it's on par with "The Stranger Beside Me," as one of her best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer L | 12/5/2010

    " Kept me reading could not put it down...so sad that he killed so many before he was found out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 11/12/2010

    " A very interesting book. I was really surprised at the killer's history and how he was able to carry out his murders without getting caught. "

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About the Author
Author Ann Rule

Ann Rule (1930 or 1931–2015) was a former Seattle policewoman and the author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers. Eight of her books have been made into movies for television, and she won the Peabody Award for her miniseries, Small Sacrifices. She also won two Anthony Awards and was nominated for an Edgar Award three times. Aside from being a writer, she was a certified instructor for police training seminars and lectured frequently to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and forensic science organizations.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso, winner of twenty-two Earphones Awards for narration, is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit. She has won twenty-two AudioFile Earphones Awards.