• Serial Killers: The True Crime Story of Ted Bundy

  • By: Jack Stich
  • Narrated by: Eric Linden
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ted Bundy, the Angel of Death, is one of the most infamous serial killers in the United States. All serial killers seem to have a storied past, one of heartbreak or pain, which caused them to become who they were or are. This book is here to provide you with Ted Bundy's story.

He didn't start out as a murderer. His life began just like yours and mine. He was born in Burlington, Vermont. His childhood is what shaped him to be the killer he was. This book will cover:

  • His childhood years
  • Murderous beginnings
  • Arrest
  • Victims
  • Capture, trial, and execution

This book will tell you everything you want to know about the Angel of Death. You will see him in a new light. You could learn a thing or two that you didn't already know about him.

©2017 Ryan Zeman (P)2017 Mastemind Self Development

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Gateway book into true crime

From start to finish, Ann captures your attention in her hair raising encounters with Ted Bundy, the absolute devastation he created, and the seemingly impossible veil he kept over everyone, including Ann herself. This book is the perfect starter for getting into true crime.

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The Goddess That is Ann Rule

After listening to My Favorite Murder and hearing about this book a lot I finally got it. I'm so glad I did. This is written so extremely well I found myself feeling the same emotions Ann must have felt. So incredible. Also the narrator is really talented and makes you feel as though its read by Ann Rule herself.

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Can't stop listening

I'm not done, but can't stop listening. Very informative and well-written. I was hesitant about listening, but am so glad I did. I'm intrigued to learn more after hearing Anne's story.Edit: I am almost finished. I love the way Anne tells the story, including the voices she uses to read the quotes for the various 'characters.' I knew very little about this case before listening, and the ups and downs were shocking. I will likely listen to more of Anne's books in the future.

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Obviously a Must-Read (Or Listen?)

Ann Rule is such a great writer. The narration by Lorelei King was fantastic. I don't get emotional when listening to audiobooks, but this one got me. Lots of details and personal narrative that really paints the picture of the era.

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Wow!

Such an amazing story! Imagine one of your friends living this evil life on the side. Had no idea Ann rule was friends with him. Such an interesting story. For once the other puts in more respect for the victims in multiple areas of the book. Sometimes people forget who they were because we all become so involved with the person who destroyed them.

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Great listen-I was hooked the whole way

Ann Rule's first hand storytelling was engaging. Her opinions of the young person she knew briefly that reminded her, slightly, of her brother turned into someone she couldn't wrap her head around was riveting.

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Great first hand account

While it could have been shorter by approximately 1-2 hours, this was a really great, first hand account on the life of Ted Bundy. I walked away wishing all serial killers would befriend d a true crime reporter early in their careers.

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Incredible!

Eerie and amazing, truly fascinating seeing it from the author's point of view, she lends a whole new light on the saga of Ted Bundy.

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Good book!

I thought it was a bit sketchy that the author threw herself into the story line but as I kept listening I realized she really did know Ted and it was important to share that relationship in order to get the story across, especially since most true crime thrillers are written by people who don't know the criminal personally. It's definitely dark and I had to watch kitten videos on you tube in order to brighten up my mood afterwards but this is definitely an in depth look at the life and crimes of Ted Bundy. If you are into true crime this is a must read/listen.

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The reader needs to understand how streets are nam

The reader consistently reads the streets as “45th St ‘NE’”. Drove me nuts. NE Is an abbreviation for “Northeast”. I also really hates the different “voices” done by the reader. Just read the book.

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  • Silantro
  • 03-23-20

If Ted killed, I also know he that he saved

I originally became interested in Ted Bundy after watching the Netflix special on him. If I found the Ted Bundy Tapes interesting, then this book is fascinating. Highly recommend .

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  • Mason Protesters
  • 03-22-20

Might be the best there is...

When it comes to Ted Bundy there is a lot of material out there, The Stranger Beside Me is one of the best. Especially since its written by a close friend of his who at the time didnt realize she was writing a book about her close friend. This is a great place to start if you are looking into the Ted Bundy saga. The narration is on point and the writing style flows very well. I hope you enjoy

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  • Douglee
  • 03-22-20

Amazing

This book is beautifully written with incredible attention to detail and perspective. I highly recommend to any true crime lover!

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  • Chris Bacon
  • 03-22-20

Fascinating story

This was a fascinating story that was almost unbelievable. I could not stop listening, despite its length. Ann Rule is a great writer that captivates your attention completely.

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  • Sueshee
  • 03-21-20

Stranger no more....

I felt that this book was very well written and read perfectly. I was a very small child when Bundy was finally taken to trial, so it was interesting to me to hear about what actually happened during that time of American history.

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  • Matt Schtick
  • 03-21-20

Offers interesting insight

I really enjoyed this book, but the narrator was not my favorite. She spoke very clearly, but she changed her voice tone when speaking as a male and I found it distracting. The book itself was interesting because of the author's relationship with Ted Bundy and offered enough detail without being cumbersome. I also appreciate that she went back in and updated the original version as needed.

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  • Lewis Clark
  • 03-21-20

Chilling

He was a charismatic killer. She captured the side of him that she knew. It was the opposing side that she grew to know.

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  • Adam Zapple
  • 03-20-20

Possibly the greatest true crime book

I read my mother’s copy of this when I was 11 or 12 and just revisited it via this audiobook and it’s fantastic. The woman who reads it is excellent as well. Next to “The Man With The Candy” this is the best work of true crime I can think of.

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  • Ray Zindaroof
  • 03-20-20

Amazing point of view!

I had heard of Ann Rule and of course, Ted Bundy, but I had no idea that she was so close to him for so many years. This is a fascinating story and I love that she kept adding on to it during his trials and eventual execution, well past the end of the original book.

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  • Bill Dabear
  • 03-20-20

Gripping

It's not possible to 'enjoy' this book in the traditional sense of the word; however, it is absolutely worth listening to. The narrator reads with such compassion that it dispels some of the terror and gruesomeness. The many wasted lives, including Ted Bundy's, is beyond tragic. This book is superbly written and read.