• The Enigma of Ted Bundy

  • The Questions and Controversies Surrounding America’s Most Infamous Serial Killer
  • By: Kevin Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)

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By: Kevin Sullivan
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
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Publisher's Summary

If you want a view into the world that lies behind the Ted Bundy murders, this last work in a series of six books on Bundy is definitely for you. For within this audiobook, you will find many questions still surrounding this fascinating and intricate case, as well as the answers that are only now being provided here. There’s so much more to learn, and new information is still surfacing about Bundy, his victims, and his potential victims. As such, there is new testimony included from those who had a brush with the killer, and others who played their own roles in this multistate case. 

You will also hear from Bundy case detectives Jerry Thompson of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Don Patchen of Tallahassee, Florida, as they tell of their experiences with Bundy. So does Ron Holmes, the Louisville criminologist who worked with Ted Bundy toward the end of his life. Holmes not only gives accurate details about Ted Bundy but other serial killers as well. On top of this, it contains some very important official reports that have rarely been seen outside of the archives, and there will be commentary to guide listeners through it. This book also makes available Bundy’s final confession to Utah detective Dennis Couch, made only hours before the killer’s death, where Bundy reveals some startling facts and sparks some additional questions as well. All in all, The Enigma of Ted Bundy is an enlightening journey into this most infamous case.

©2020 Kevin Sullivan (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Another Must Own Bundy Book

As always Kevin brings more facts and details about Bundy and his victims. So glad I bought this book. To be honest I wasn't sure if there was anything interesting left to say, but I was wrong. Great book any true crime fan would love and a must own Bundy book to complete your collection.

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A great addition to Sullivan’s others!

I had kind of thought that possibly this would be the same details about the murders but I was pleasantly surprised to hear all new content. If you grew up in the area of WA that I did, you know all about the Bundt minders. A must read for any true fan of Kevin Sullivan’s books about this horrible time in our history. I especially enjoyed the end of life confession and hearing how out of it Bundy was and how he cried and was suffering, he deserved worse!

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He stated she stated

I had to stop listening 30 min in.
The ridiculous repeating of the terms “he stated” “she stated “ made it unlistenable.

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Stated. Stated. Stated.

If you like hearing the word “stated” used in every sentence and 37 million times then do I have a book for you.

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Don’t waste your time

I don’t know which is worse - the reader repeatedly pronouncing the sorority ‘cheye omega’ for the first half of the book, or the 17,000 references the author makes to his previous Ted Bundy books. There is some interesting info offered but you have to grimace a lot along the way to get to it. This was the one you really didn’t need to write Mr. Sullivan.

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Good story, too much self promotion

I struggled through the constant self promotion, which repeatedly interrupts an interesting story. And it was greuling listenting to the 30 or so minutes of "TB/DC" back and forth convo toward the end.
The reader made this tollerable. I admire him and his hard work.

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It's isn't not worth a listen

but some of you new true crime book buyers like me can probably make due without it.

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There's boring and then there's this book

This book is proof you can have too much of a good thing. Most boring book ever in the "trying to understand serial killers" genre. If you have insomnia, this may be your book. Otherwise, no.

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this guy's OBSESSED with Ted Bundy

this dude's written like six books on Ted Bundy. so you know he's got to be regurgitating some stuff. and all of it was stuff I'd already heard anyway for many of the other 50 books about Ted Bundy I've read. this guy needs to move on to a new topic.

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Couldn't get past chapter 3!

At chapter 3, 9 min 45 seconds in, I was done. The names of the authors previous books on Bundy /related topics had been name dropped multiple times at this point already and he spent 30 seconds at least listing them AGAIN! I get it, I'll pass!!

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  • Hannah Olsen
  • 01-22-22

Absolutely nothing new

i Hoped this would be some new light on Ted Bundy but it does not. the writing is underwhelming, long transcripts of interviews fill the book which are not interesting.
Go read A Stanger Beside Me instead. it'll give you more insight.

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  • ericasharlette
  • 10-24-22

WAY too much...

...self-promotion! Never heard such a big advert for one book! Barely enough room for the Bundy information!

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  • Revenant
  • 10-11-22

They stated that they stated what they had stated.

New game: Drink every time this guy says "stated" and try not to die.
Advanced: Drink every time you expect him to say "stated", and try not to puke, crap yourself and die.

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  • Anthony smith
  • 02-11-22

struggled to finish

author seems to use this book just to advertise all the other books written previously

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-22

Dull

Really tedious delivery, uninteresting and disjointed. Would not recommend even as a free read. The book if you can call it that is badly written

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  • emma
  • 11-27-21

“Stated”

If I had a pound for every time the word “stated” was said I’d be a millionaire. Literally couldn’t listen past 20 mins because it was annoying me to death…

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  • Stash
  • 11-17-21

Unprofessional waste of breath, money and time.

This might be the first time this narrator has ever read aloud. It is certainly the first time he has read a non fiction book professionally.

He insists on verbalising EVERY citation/reference number.

At the end of each sentence he barks the number referring to the citation in tge references!!!!!!!

It sounds like he has numerical tourettes.

Comical if it wasn't utterly tragic.

Not a single nanosecond of thought , care or pride has been anywhere near this cynically, moneygrabbing waste of everyone's time.

The people who produced this should be utterly ashamed.

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  • MR GP HAYNES
  • 11-09-21

The Enigma of Ted Bundy

A collection of transcripts of interviews with detectives like Don Patchen , Jerry Thompson , psychologist Ronald Holmes , plus revisiting the official reports of the movements of victims leading up to their abductions and what is known of their murders.
Nothing new for anyone well versed in the details of Bundy’s crimes
Was included for in the audible subscription.

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  • Ryan M.
  • 08-20-21

Nothing more than appendices

this book is nothing more than a collection of appendices a creatively bankrupt author was unable to fit into his other works. Would recommend giving this one a miss to all except the largest Bundy fans.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-21

I'd not listen a 2nd time

I would have enjoyed this book much more if the writer didn't constantly reference his other books. I ended up waiting and listen for the plugs than enjoying the over all story. Glad I didn't pay for this book. The narrator was really good though.

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  • Kathy M
  • 03-18-22

Not worthy

After this authors other efforts which have been mostly great from the couple I have read/listened to this was out right disappointing. The first chapter was painful, the constant repetition of the word stated,which ended just about every sentence became so irritating I could not listen anymore and skipped the first chapter altogether!
The rest of the book was made tolerable by the great narration. This book was a poor effort by the author who at times referenced his previous work and that of Liz Kendall. Have a listen when there is nothing else...sorry Mr Sullivan, this is not your best work by any means.

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