The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
Listening Length: 18 hours and 32 minutes 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 best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest... show more
Listening Length: 18 hours and 32 minutes
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 best-selling 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.
Publish date: 2012-03-23
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Edition language: English
This was an abridged audiobook--which I did not actually even realize until I got to the end credits, and "abridged by" came up. Had I realized this was abridged, I would not have downloaded it from my library's e-collection. This was... Okay. I don't feel as though I gained much insight into s...
Oh boy, by the time I trudged through this I was no longer fascinated by Ted Bundy, I just hated him, and I hated reading about Ann Rule's feelings.I really liked the part where he thought he was smart enough to represent himself and then got the death penalty though.
A friend of mine raved about this book. While I am not as awestruck as she is (when I told her I was reading it I swear she got moist in the eyes). I did enloy this book but at times I found myself annoyed by the writing style. This book simply put is a mediocre author with great knowledge and insid...
Ever since I learned that there was such a thing as a true crime novel I have been interested in them. I have a strange relationship with true crime books and books about serial killers. I make myself read them and, because they scare the shit out of me, I don't read too many. They scare me more tha...
Ann Rule is the James Patterson of True Crime writers. In other words, prolific, ubiquitous, practically rules her genre--but essentially an empty writer of boiler plate. But this book, such as it is, is definitely a fascinating read for two reasons: one, Ted Bundy is among that rara avis, a serial ...