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 abstained from researching Bundy until I had finished this book, and I was not disappointed. Rule fully captured the two distinct faces of the infamous killer and from that image, created a fascinating story.
King's "performance" is so robotic it's unbearable. Siri would do a better job. At many points, I wonder if the recording is actually just a screen reader rather than an actual person. One clue: when reading directions that correspond with the street names/numbers (i.e. NE 42nd Ave.), the narrator does not say "Northeast," instead she (it?) says the letters as if they're a separate entity and aren't shorthand for the location (i.e. "N" "E"). It's very distracting. If only they would remake this audiobook...it would be worth your credit. Otherwise, it might be a better idea to read it instead.
As I'm sure everyone knows, Ann Rule is the master of true crime. Not that she is a great writer, necessarily. But the details of the crime, criminal, and investigation are fascinating. This is her magnum opus - it's just spoiled by the narrator.
Rule did an absolutely amazing job of examining Bundy from multiple perspectives. It was as if she switched between multiple brains to examine his character. She struck the perfect balance between understanding and analyzing along with sympathy for all involved parties while holding Bundy accountable for his actions.
Rule - Her multiple perspectives
She definitely differentiated between the characters by changing her voice but I found it distracting. Female voices were very childlike and the southern accents were off. At times I felt as if I were listening to a children''s storybook being read by my teacher which is way off from this subject matter.
I listen to audiobooks while I crochet. I was curious about Ann Rule's relationship with Ted Bundy, and this book was insightful and interesting. Definitely recommend.