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I have read the book before this & it was very different to hear the story narrated.
I like the way Ann Rule presented all sides of the story. you hear the story of both victim & killer as well as how both family's were affected.
you also get a very in depth look at a cold calculating man who will stop at nothing to get revenge even murder.
I didn't have a favorite character, all of them were very well done
I really learned a lot about how the laws can differ from state to state
If you like true crime Ann Rule writes some of the best books I have ever read
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
the story was well researched, was interesting, and no detail of was left out.
the completeness fo the story.
i don't know.
many moments. sarah particularly moved me with her selflessness and kindness.
Crazy Dog Lady
The story was excellent, and the narration was as well. I was caught up in the story, and found it difficult to turn off.
I'm a big fan of Ann Rule and the true crime genre. This is as excellent as any of her other books.
The richness of his voices for the characters in the book. I'd never tried an audiobook until December of 2011, and I love the way they allow me to listen to something interesting while I work. The drama of the narration kept me anticipating the next part of the story.
I was caught up in the whole story right up until the end!
I sew professionally, so this lets me keep my mind busy while doing repetitive tasks and makes the time pass much quicker!
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
This is one true crime book that kept my interest. I is very well written and narrated. I personally don't mind the length of the book. I always get the unabridged versions of the books that I buy to get the longest enjoyment. When I finish a particularly good book, I find it sad that it is over. I crave more. I think that this as well as "The Devil in White City" are two of the most interesting true crime books that I have read. (Listened to)
Avid reader turned listener.
This was my first Ann Rule book, and I must say that I greatly enjoyed it. I am a fan of the true crime genre and this is definitely a home run. A few of the other reviewers mentioned they didn't like the narration, but I didn't hear anything wrong with it. There are some parts of the story that made me cringe, and it there were 1 or 2 repetitive parts making it a bit longer than necessary, but overall I loved it. I would highly recommend to a true crime fan.
I live in Oregon, so I apologize for what might seem a picky complaint. I'm a fan of Ann Rule, have been for years. I'm used to her writing style and this book doesn't disappoint. It was made into a Lifetime movie that was also well-done. Having said all of that, as Chris stated in his review, the narrator's voice had that creepy/sinister edge to it. If that wasn't bad enough (here comes the picky part), he kept mispronouncing "Willamette," which, for Oregonians, is a big thing. Every time he said it, I cringed. So I'd have to say read the book, watch the movie, but this audiobook? Meh.
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.
Ann Rule has no idea of the concept "A beginning, A Middle and An End."
The book is all over the place with hour and hours of repeated sentences. She's been unable to stop herself retelling the incidental and mundane margin notes of the lives of everybody remotely connected to the victim. More than boring; it is excruciating drivel.
Where were her editors? She should have written a short, sharp narrative.
My advice? Don't walk, run away from the book
The Casual Vacancy.
I felt sorry narrator having to overcome the repetition of the appalling writer.
The narrator did the best in the circumstances. The best orator in the world could not make Dead By Sunset into a good book.