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  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (648 ratings)

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The Stranger Beside Me

By: Ann Rule
Narrated by: Lorelei King
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Summary

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends.

Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast. Ann Rule, who kept in constant contact with Bundy throughout the investigation, tells his story as no other person can, capturing the essence of his magnetic power, unholy compulsion, and demonic double life.

Available for the first time on audio, this shocking true story is an unforgettable listening experience. In an emotional reading, Rule tells us about Ted Bundy - the man she thought she really knew...the stranger beside her.

©2008 Ann Rule (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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"As dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight." ( The New York Times)

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LOVED IT !!

Brilliant book! Very interesting story, well told, excellent narration. Without doubt THE BEST real crime book I have ever read/listened to.

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Good listen

Read the book and have been awaiting it's release as an audio book...which I have enjoyed...if that's the right word!...more, Bundy was evil itself but Ann Rule manages to let us see the other side to him, I believe she has now died but what a legacy she leaves us , a powerful insight into the mind of Bundy.

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Long but amazing

3 days took me to listen to it all very i heard most before but nice hear ann's story very long but great

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Fantastic listen

Buy this audio book it’s really compelling listening I loved the narration as well, brilliant.

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This book (Ann) Rules

My third Ann Rule book listened to through audible! Lorelei King’s delivery and pacing is great and Ann Rule has a perfect writing method that translates to audio!

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I just cant get past the narrators voice.

Listening to this woman do an impersonation of every character in this book just became so annoying, I couldn't continue. It was just too much.

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Captivating

Beautifully Narrated, methodical, orderly. interesting and informative. highly recommended read, will be reading more of this Authors books

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Fascinating but chilling read

Lorelei King reads this book so well. Its a fascinating read, though obviously not a comfortable one. The writers growing conflicted feelings towards a man who was once a good friend is very interesting and I felt quite ambiguous, and maybe too easy to be judgemental about . A chilling account of the outwardly charming and personable serial killer.

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Interesting and shocking in parts.

Weĺl narrated. A horrifying incite into the mind and life of this serial killer who terrified and murdered women over decades.

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Masterpiece

Ann Rule is simply the Queen of True Crime, and this book is her crown.

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