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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,889 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Rule Narrator: Ann Rule Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial-killer. Little did this future bestselling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends.

Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast. Ann Rule, who kept in constant contact with Bundy throughout the investigation, tells his story as no other person can, capturing the essence of his magnetic power, unholy compulsion and demonic double life.

Available for the first time on audio, this shocking true story is an unforgettable listening experience. In an emotional reading, Rule tells us about Ted Bundy - the man she thought she really knew...the stranger beside her. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ As dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight. ”

    New York Times

  • “A shattering story...carefully investigated, written with compassion but also with professional objectivity.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Overwhelming.”

    Houston Post

  • “Listeners will be spellbound and anxiously awaiting the next twist, when they are not double-locking their windows and doors.”

    Library Journal

  • “It's been twenty years since Rule first penned this chilling account. But the story…will still have readers reaching for their Xanax.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emma Black | 2/18/2014

    " Briliant. Engaging. Ted Bundy was as fascinating as he was evil. Able to lure with his looks and kill with his ruthlessness. A part of the inspiration behind Silence of The Lambs no doubt. Using props and sympathy to lure his victims. Ann Rule is my favorite true crime author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zoe hawkins | 2/18/2014

    " everyone should read this book.I picked it up and couldn't put it down.What a life lesson also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lennie | 1/18/2014

    " This book made me a fan of true crime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sage Streck | 1/13/2014

    " Absolutely terrifying to think she had such a close relationship with a serial killer. This was the first Ann Rule book that I've ever read, and she's become one of my favorites. Very disturbing, but excellent! "

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