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Dead by Sunset Audiobook

Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?

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Publisher's Summary

The shocking tale from true crime queen Ann Rule.

Who is Brad Cunningham? How could five beautiful, intelligent, and successful women believe he was their dream come true? Ask any women who ever longed for "the perfect man".

Loni Ann, Cynthia, Lauren, Cheryl, and Sara seemed to have it all - beauty, wealth, children, and a husband who they believed to be this perfect man - Brad Cunningham. He was handsome, charismatic, and mysterious. They adored him and tried to give him all he wanted. But he wanted everything: sex, money, and it seemed, their very lives. How long would it take before he finally got what he deserved?

This question haunts Dead by Sunset, Ann Rule's riveting and impeccably researched study of the destructive relationships, multiple marriages, financial manipulations, and monstrous acts of harassment and revenge that surrounded Brad Cunningham and his wives. It is also a penetrating - and ultimately shocking - recreation of Cheryl's murder and the eight years it took to bring her killer to justice.

Dead by Sunset is a chilling look at the evil that lurks behind the most charming of facades and a fascinating homage to the kind of courage and brilliance it takes to combat it.

©2008 Ann Rule (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Rule provides a perceptive character analysis of a malignant, self-centered, charismatic con artist. It's a chilling, haunting portrait." (Publishers Weekly)

"The similarities with the O.J. case are compelling." (The Spokesman-Review)

"Fascinating material.... Ms. Rule admirably recounts this labyrinthine tale. (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Anne C Jamaica 02-01-17
    Anne C Jamaica 02-01-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Engrossing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It gripped me from the very first few minutes. I engaged with the characters and was totally engrossed


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The absolute evil of Brad and the havoc he created for the women who loved him


    What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did a great job of keeping the storyline moving. His sympathetic reading helps you to really bond and to care about the characters


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    Great fun read about an engrossing character. Shows the depth of human nature

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    Heather Larsen 01-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    I did not like narrator. Was he eating during this? He also had a very annoying nose whistle!

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    Cathy MacPherson 09-19-16
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    "Hard to believe this is a true story!"

    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.

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    Connie Ballantine 08-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An extremely compelling listen"

    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.

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    "I love Ann Rule Books"

    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.

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    Debra 03-09-16
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    "Another great true crime 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

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    carol 02-23-16
    carol 02-23-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Ann Rule has another winner."

    The characters come to life. I felt chills down my back at times. Very detailed and exciting to read.

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    Jillian 02-19-16
    Jillian 02-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping !"

    Hard to believe this a real life story. On the edge of my seat right to the end. For anyone who enjoys true crime this is a definite 'must read/listen'.
    Narrated beautifully!

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    Sarah B. Prelle 02-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Possibly my favorite Rule book yet"

    It's longer than many of her books and more detailed with many intricacies to the story. Thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it

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    Just Jill California 11-16-15
    Just Jill California 11-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Once in motion...I couldn't stop listening"

    Overall, this was quite a story and for the last several hours, I simply couldn't turn it off. This is a worthwhile and fascinating listen; the details of the many lives that intersect within this true story were so insane that I frequently found myself shaking my head in disbelief and bewilderment.

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