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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Rule Narrator: Lorelei King Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged 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.

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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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lachelle | 2/17/2014

    " I was single and living in my own home alone when I read this book. Let's just say I had a hard time sleeping at night, especially when I didn't even own a bat under my bed for protection (in case it was needed). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pattie | 2/12/2014

    " A classic of the true-crime genre. This book fascinated me and is responsible for my love of true crime books. It's genuinely creepy to think that any one of us could be sitting beside a serial killer and not have a clue! It taught me that you can never really know someone - you only think you do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miguelina | 2/4/2014

    " I really like the book, thought Ted Bundy was smart and crazy all at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul Rockthief | 2/4/2014

    " I heard Ann Rule speak back in the 1980s. It was a most enjoyable time for me. THis is likely one of her best books. That makes sense because Ted Bundy was a coworker and a friend of hers. Ms. Rule is a meticulous research. She gets to her point, makes it, and moves on taking me with her. Bundy was a nasty, evil person. Ms. Rule is the opposite. I can only imagine her sense of betrayal. "

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