Stranger Beside Me

  • by Ann Rule
  • Narrated by Ann Rule
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 35 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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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Customer Reviews

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Painful at best

Someone HAS to be honest with a writer who decides to narrate their own books. Not everyone is cut out to be a narrator and as good an author as Ann Rule is, she is absolutely NOT a narrator! I read this book quite a while ago and really enjoyed it, but listening to the abridged version read by Ann was painful. Save your money and buy the book, you will enjoy it so much more!
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- D. Blaskie "Darinda"

Five stars if only it were unabridged!

This is a fascinating look at Ted Bundy through the eyes of someone who knew him, as she says, about as well as anyone could. Ann Rule's narration is saved only by the fact that she's Ann Rule, but the story is fascinating, as she had a very unique perspective on this prolific serial killer. I am sad that it was abridged, but I'm still glad I got it.
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- Delana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio