Not sure why the book seemed a little flat. Could be all the murders seemed the same after the first few. Perhaps I was expecting a little more drama, or maybe this just isn't my style of book. Read it because friends absolutely loved the book.
I liked this book every bit as much as The Stranger Beside me. Ann Rule really gives you a since of being part of the story.
I don't know if it was because his reign of terror was so long or that Ann Rules writing style changed so much but after chapter 25/30 it became tedious to listen to. It's a shame because those victims need to be remembered and honored like they were in her first true crime piece about Ted Bundy. This story missed the mark.
This was my first time discover Ms. Ann Rule. I cannot wait to read the rest of her books. I was mostly appreciate and enjoy reading about the victims' background. The performance of this book was also perfect in every way.
Slow, confusing, detailed
Sequence the events, leave out the specific locations of murders, if you were not familiar with the areas in Seattle or Portland you couldn't tie it all together.
Everything, she was excellent.
Impossible to believe Serial Killer
20 years is a long time to cover a story and then make it into a book. It jumped from the present to past, one killer vs. another and I found it hard to follow without going back and re-reading a chapter.
I don't know, the story was so shocking, the killer was shocking. Nightmares!
That the killer could have been caught earlier.
Ann Rule - perfect, she conveyed Ann's professionalism and her shock..
That even his recent wife did not know that anything was wrong. I feel sorry for her.
The women that were killed thought they would recognize a killer, they didn't.
I never read the print version of this book so I have nothing to go by.
This book had many characters in it, none were the exact focus of the book since it was a true crime book and not a fictionalized version with a hero protagonist.
I liked that the narrator read with a sense that she was truly performing and not just reading to get through it.
Green River Killer...and detailed biographies of EVERY PERSON he killed.
Ann Rule is a good author, but tends to sympathize SO MUCH with the victims that she spends nearly half the book on their biographies. While it's sad that these women were killed, I bought a book about the Green River Killer, not Several Women Who No One Ever Heard Of.
All of it...narrator, story and the details
Love her....wish she had done more true crime.
The length of time it took them to catch him and the ease that he lived among the public was amazing.
Amazing book, hated when my commute was over as I wanted to keep listening. Great narrator and story.
Been on/off with Audible since '07, when I found myself long-term in China, desperate for English language books. Love a good story.
Well-written and well-read account of the 20+ year saga of the Green River Killer. I wound up buying the mass market paperback copy too, just because I did want to see the photos of the victims and other accompanying photos that are in there. Long but didn't drag like some audiobooks can, because of Barbara Caruso's great reading.
I felt like she was my friend who just happened to be an ex cop and crime writer, sitting me down and telling me this epic saga. She's not actually Ann Rule, obviously, but that doesn't matter. Something about the tone of her voice is calming. You can't just anyone narrating the gruesome events covered in this book.
Avid reader turned listener.
I primarily enjoyed the writing of this true account about Gary Ridgeway. Barbara Caruso's voice got a little annoying at times and I'd agree with another reviewer that it sounded like she had marbles in her mouth. There was also some editing issues which made her pauses extra long and awkward. Some of the accounts regarding the victims were a little too long for my liking; it would appear that Rule had more information on some than others. The parts that really made me scared at night were tales of "The ones who got away". There were many women it seemed who encountered GRK, but due to luck or some other circumstance,were able to escape. Crazy! In all, I would recommend this book, but just know there are some very long and drawn out parts and at times I lost track of what year Rule was currently recounting.