Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth – Ted Bundy

Presented for the first time in audio format, the chilling transcript of Stephen G Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth’s interviews with notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, as seen on the hit Netflix documentary series Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes – based on their New York Times best-selling book.

Handsome and educated, Ted Bundy killed scores of women during the 1970s, eventually confessing to 30 murders committed over seven states between 1974 and 1978. In 1979, much to the surprise of the nation, Bundy made the bold decision to represent himself in the Chi Omega murder case, thinking that his intelligence and enigmatic charm could best the prosecution. He was convicted, however, and was incarcerated on death row in Florida State Prison. After he exhausted all appeals, Bundy spoke to detectives, confessing to other homicides he committed across several states. He had already spoken frankly about himself, his victims, and his crimes to famed journalists Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth.

Thirty years later, thanks to the combination of an unlikely killer, a sensational murder trial (featuring Bundy acting as his own attorney), and a series of Death Row interviews that represented the dynamics of any extraordinary psychological profile, this prolific serial killer continues to intrigue and haunt the American popular imagination. Yet as Netflixs sensational show reveals, an old case is never as preserved as it may seem.

Presented in audio format for the first time, Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer provides shocking insights into the killer’s 11th-hour confessions before his death in a Florida electric chair in January 1989. Drawn from more than 150 hours of exclusive tape-recorded interviews with Bundy in 1980 by Michaud and Aynesworth – in which the veteran journalist used a psychological tactic to get Bundy talking in the third person – this audiobook, voiced by a cast of narrators, is a harrowing portrait of a serial killers final reckoning and the two journalists trying to understand the psychology behind the darkness.

Author: Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth
Narrator: Graham Halstead, Keith Sellon-Wright, Jason Culp
Duration: 9 hours 37 minutes
Released: 19 Apr 2006
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

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This was a jaw dropping book. I would highly recommend to anyone trying to understand the mind of a killer. Though it only scratches the surface of the true mind of Ted Bundy. Not because of the investigators but the lack of Teds ability to admit guilt and confess.
Anyone wanting to listen to this book to hear the gory details will be disappointed, as I was. Once again Ted would not allow himself to full commit to the re-telling of his crimes. None the less it is the closest thing to what really took place as told by the killer…. in the third person of course.
I would not consider this book a true crime book. Its more of a convoluted admission of a sick individual. Once started though, I could not stop listening until the end . Always wanting a little more, just like the investigators.
The book starts off a little slow but by the middle section of the book things are red hot. The different changing voices through me off a little but by the end of the book, I left as though Ted Bundy himself was reading it. Give it a listen. You wont be disappointed.