British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
I felt that I met Ted Bundy. That I could have liked the person that he showed the world. As for his evil side I would only meet him armed with an AK47 and forty US Marines!
Ann Rule, having known Ted, had a fondness for the 'good Ted'. Ted was younger than Ann and perhaps he let her see the vulnerable side that made her want to 'Mother' him. He in turn was tall, well built and protective towards Ann. I think that made him show her his 'Big Brother' side.
It must have seemed so eerie when Ann was reporting on a serial killer only to find that it was her friend of several years. A man who knew where she lived and knew that she was a single Mother with teenage daughters who wore their hair long dark hair with a center part. A very fashion forward look of the '70s plus a favored look of Ted Bundy's.
Had to be Ted Bundy because of his two personalities.
The updated version over the original and Ann's feelings about the outcome. I was just surprised that Ann Rule did not visit Ted towards the end of his life.
Even if you have read the original volume this updated version is GOLDEN. Treat yourself to a good read as this is the quintessential true crime serial killer classic.
Life long compulsive reader & lover of recorded books
Probably. Although I did not read the print version I believe true crime books benefit from a good narration.
I would recommend this book to anybody interested in true crime in general and Ted Bundy in particular. For anybody who decides to try the true crime genre Anne Rule is a no fail option. I am not a hard core true crime reader but have a taste for it once in a while and Anne Rule has never fail me.
I had never listened to anything by this narrator before. She was excellent here.
"Ted Bundy and Anne Rule: Unlikely buddies"
Worth the listen.
There was too much time given to legal proceedings and too many "final" chapters.
I didn't have a favorite. I thought she did good job giving different voice characterizations.
I can't say I was "moved," but more "astounded" that Bundy could accomplish the massacre at the sorority house in a 15 minute time span without anyone being the wiser.
It took so long for Rule to realize that Bundy was a killer. She sympathized with him far too long and it's hard to believe she couldn't see through him. But then again, I've never been (and hope never to be) in such a horrendous situation.
this is a good book. for true crime fans. kept my interest until the very end
I enjoyed the story and the performance. this book did an excellent job of detailing the Bundy murders and trials, I recommend it to anyone interested in Bundy.
Title says it all. Story is riveting, but the narrator mispronounces or over pronounces words sometimes, which bugs the crap out of me.
Rule's book, which only lacks in the really lurid details of Bundy's murders, should have received a better narrator. King's normal reading voice isn't much, a little on the soft side which could be a problem with the recording - but the true terror of this audiobook are her "voices": she sounds like a child doing imitations. All male characters have a cartoonish "gruff" and "deep" voice, while all the female characters are performed in a mocking and ridiculous falsetto. These are bad enough since Rule often quotes others in the book, but things go totally overboard in Florida where King's grating Florida redneck impression makes the book drag on and on, and sounds so buffoonish and stereotypical that it isn't even funny. Do yourself a favor and stick with reading Rule's actual book - avoid wasting money on this nonsensical trash.
Maybe, depending on the subject. The Narrator was fine, I'd listen to her again. Ann Rule's writing was fine, but a little dry.
The ending was a little drawn out.
My favorite scenes were any that talked about Bundy's psychological profile. It was also very interesting to hear Ann's experience working with Ted before he became famous for his crimes.
Why would you follow up? The story is done.