Over the years I have read many Ann Rule books - some I have liked more than others. I think this one has been somehow lost in the shuffle. It is not as emotionally gripping as Small Sacrifices, but is super suspenseful. How did this happen? How could this happen? And how can justice come to pass?
This book seems to have been downplayed whenever anyone mentions Ann Rule, though I am not sure why. The hold that Brad Cunningham had over beautiful, successful - though obviously emotionally dependent - women is astounding. And yet....
Richard Ferone's narration of this was fantastic! I have read several of his novel narrations and have had a hard time with them, but he was pitch-perfect here.
If you like true crime with character study, this book is for you! Well, well worth the credit!
I absolutely would recommend this book. If you're a fan of true crime, you will enjoy it.
Over and over being bewildered at what an )@&*(# Brad Cunningham was to just about everyone around him, PARTICULARLY his wives and children. A classic psychopath.
Get a new voice? Seriously, the reading was well done, but I tired of his voice very quickly, which is a problem when you have to spend that amount of time listening to someone.
You do NOT want to marry this man!
Overall, I liked this book, finished it quickly, and was satisfied with the outcome.
I am not sure about the quality of the writing as the male narrator's voice was so distracting. He sounded as though he was trying to be sinister at times, and it came accross as boring with little appropriate inflection. Listening to the narrator spoiled the whole recording. I love Ann Rule's works, both written and audio. In past audio editions of other stories it has been the voice of a woman, who I can only describe as mesmorising, and soothing. I will certainly listen before I purchase any more of Ann's works, to avoid the male narrator.
It gripped me from the very first few minutes. I engaged with the characters and was totally engrossed
The absolute evil of Brad and the havoc he created for the women who loved him
He did a great job of keeping the storyline moving. His sympathetic reading helps you to really bond and to care about the characters
Trust but verify!
Great fun read about an engrossing character. Shows the depth of human nature
I found myself shaking my head in disbelief more often then not. It's a riveting story, sometimes a bit hard to listen to given the events taking place but well written.
At first, I wasn't sure I'd like the narrator but I grew to enjoy his delivery. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book.
Ann Rule is a thorough researcher who paints a detailed picture of this sociopath, how he ensnared trusting women and then made them virtual prisoners. I tore through the story in just a few days despite myself. The narrator was one of the best I've heard though his impressions of female voices were a bit cringe-worthy. That being said, I would highly recommend this one.
The book was long but very interesting. I wish the narrator would have learned how to correctly pronounce the names of the town's and other landmarks but otherwise, it is a good book.
Ann Rule is my favorite author of all. The book was easy to follow The reader did a great job. Looking forward to more Ann Rule books on Audible