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The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History

Auteur(s): Kevin M. Sullivan
Narrateur(s): Kevin Pierce
Durée: 11 h et 52 min
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Theodore Bundy was one of the more infamous, and flamboyant, American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence, and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information on several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair.

©2009- McFarland (P)2014 Kevin M. Sullivan

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great

great stuff really enjoyed it a lot never knew so many little interesting bits of info

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Worth the credit

This book is no "in cold blood". And I say that as a compliment. While I would have enjoyed having more details akin to helter skelter (this at times felt a bit rushed at times) the content was sound. Maybe the writer didn't want to retread well known details, but I didn't know a thing about it all and would have appreciated all the details. If you want a book on Theodore though, I feel this is a good inclusion.

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  • Au global
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  • Gayle
  • 2014-10-20

A REAL Monster

I have read many books and articles on Ted Bundy but in this work learned so much more about the man. He was just pure evil~absolutely NO redeeming qualities. We will never know for sure how many women he murdered or how many barely escaped his depravity. Very interesting listen, great narration, and highly recommended for those interested in true crime.

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  • Michael
  • 2014-11-04

An Unparalleled Beast

The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History is aptly titled, because it is very comprehensive, detailing crimes that I knew very little about. Throughout the book the author is respectful to the victim's memories; and describes them as three dimensional human beings with hopes, dreams, aspirations and loving families, and that makes their fates at Bundy's hands all the more repugnant. As horrific as Bundy's predations on his victims were, the author also describes the devastating impact of these crimes on the victim's families. In this context, Bundy is revealed to be the unparalleled beast that he was. I believe this book has a clearer and more complete account of the Utah/Colorado murders than what I had read before. Particularly the details surrounding the murder of Debbie Kent, where Bundy stalked victims in a crowded theater auditorium. The author describes Bundy's mind-set and psychopathic descent extremely well, and the gradual decay of his ability to control the beast within behind a mask of normalcy, a mask that ultimately crumbled. Kevin Pierce's excellent narration puts me right there, and brings the horror vividly to life. And with a special sensitivity, he captures the anguish of the families left behind. It is a brilliant true crime book.

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  • Donna
  • 2015-05-05

Sad, Creepy, & Very Interesting

I didn't know anything about Ted Bundy beyond the fact he was a serial killer, and I'm very glad this was the book that taught me the story.
The writing is great, but the narrator really made it shine for me. The narration is sympathetic, conversational and just . . . right.
Highly recommended listen.

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  • Sean
  • 2015-07-25

By far the best audiobook on Ted Bundy

Would you consider the audio edition of The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously not my favorite person, but the most interesting character is the subject of the book - Ted Bundy.

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

Kevin Pierce can make most any story great. He is my favorite narrator, so I'm biased. (But a lot of other reviewers agree with me.) In this book, he sounds like what I would expect of a detective -- his voice finds just the right tone of irony as he relays Bundy's 'thought processes' and actions. I liked his performance much more than the narrator in the Ann Rule book, 'The Stranger Beside Me'.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I would say the descriptions of Ted Bundy's peculiar relationship with his girlfriend, particularly his violent episodes. Also when a casual friend brings to light an incident on how he mistreated his girlfriend. He was able to 'contain himself' but certain situations brought out his violent personality, even among those he knew personally. One of his professors was suspicious of him and reported him to the police as a possible suspect.

Any additional comments?

Fascinating account of the life and crimes of Ted Bundy. Perfect narration draws you in and sets just the right mood. This is a story where every day lives, small town America, college students, and hitch hikers meet unspeakable evil. Bundy unravels psychologically and physically from the handsome and saavy budding politician and law student as his true self -- a monster who lives to kill and hides body parts in lush forests -- creeps out from behind his mask. Yes, it's graphic, but no more than it has to be to convey this true horror story. I listened to this more than once.

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  • Julia
  • 2015-04-17

A Different Perspective

Over twenty five years have past since that unforgettable January morning when I first emigrated to the USA from the UK. I was listening to the radio driving on the way to work with the windows down. It was early, warm as I watched the ocean's waves gently splashing as I was traveling on Florida's Highway A1A. I thought that I would listen to the news so I turned the dial to NPR. It was about 7:30 am EST and all I remember hearing was that Ted Bundy was declared dead at Raiford Prison in Starke, Florida. It was January 24, 1989. At that moment I had to stop the car and park. I did not know who this man was. I was clueless of his crime. However I kept thinking that only a month ago it had been Christmas Eve. Only a moment ago this man had a beating heart. I felt sick. The UK took the death penalty 'off the books' before I was born so this was my first exposure. In retrospect I now know that I was in shock.

Being in the medical field I decided to deal with this 'head on' and subsequently have become very interested in Bundy and others like him.

I, like many of us avid readers have watched every documentary and movie, read every book, article and thesus on Bundy. I am none the wiser. Many people call us "obsessed" because we keep researching these demented personalities whilst searching for 'the' answer which sadly so far has alluded many of us.

Kevin Sullivan has definitely done his homework however I did not learn anything new HOWEVER his perspective is less 'heart and emotion' BUT more facts and good old fashioned 'in your face'. When reading the superb 'A Stranger Beside Me, (Do not miss the updates that Ann Rule has added. She keeps it fresh and adds any new information that she finds) Ann has a more poignant view of the man. Why? Because she was acquainted with the small part of Ted that was still human.

Kevin Pierce's performance is nothing short of superb. I actually listened to this book twice before writing my review as I was not too sure whether I was enjoying the performance more than the content but in retrospect I found it to be 50% of both writing and vocal talent.

If you enjoy a good listen, go ahead and treat yourself to this 'new' perspective on the unexplainable part of a man that is nothing short of pure evil.

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  • Rosie
  • 2016-09-29

Great audio book.

Loved learning new things about Bundy. Narration was excellent! Story was detailed and thorough.

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  • A User
  • 2016-08-10

Very interesting

Very interesting look into the life of a serial killer.
very well researched and written.

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  • Rexi
  • 2016-07-19

He scared me all over again!

A must read if only know a little about one of the most truly frightening men on earth and a fun revisit for the Bundyphile.

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  • Meagan
  • 2016-07-13

Lots of information!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History to be better than the print version?

Yes, anyone interested in true crime and learning about psychopaths from the past would love this book!

Any additional comments?

This is a very informitive book going through what lead him to becoming a monster. To slowly decendimg into madness and than his slow demise that lead his death...There was a lot of details told in this book that I didn't know about Ted Bundy which was what I was looking for!

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  • carlisle
  • 2016-06-22

very good

well written, well read. lots of info in a succinct but comprehensive way. thought I knew a lot about Bundy, found out I had a lot to learn.

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