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Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule

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In the most extraordinary book Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than forty-nine young women. The quest to discover the most prolific serial killer in American history has been an intimate part of Ann Rule's life, with some of the corpses found only a mile or so from where she lived and raised her own daughters. She did not know the killer, but he apparently knew her and attended many of her book signings.



  • I hardly ever put a book down once I've bought it...but for this one, I made an exception. The issue lies in the fact that this book is in dire need of some editing. Every single storyline could have benefited from some trimming. While I appreciate Ann's dedication to researching each victim and acknowledging their real-life existence...I just couldn't handle another lengthy biography for each one. I won't be picking up another book by Ann Rule ever again.
  • As someone who had never delved into an Ann Rule book before, I was genuinely looking forward to reading "Green River, Running Red." However, much to my dismay, it turned out to be a major letdown. As a fan of true crime novels, I thoroughly enjoy delving into the motivations behind serial killers. Unfortunately, this book focused far too much on the unimportant and uninteresting aspects of the botched investigation instead of delving into the mind of the killer. To make matters worse, the narrator's lackluster delivery lacked any passion or interest, making it a slow and unsatisfying experience. Needless to say, this book has left a sour taste in my mouth, and I have no intention of reading any more of Ann Rule's works in the future.
  • The beginning part of this book is quite sluggish. I really can't stand when the descriptions are so unclear, but there's really no better way to explain it. I personally think Ann is awesome, but overall, there are way more captivating murderers out there. However, if you're a fan of serial killers in general, Green River Killer is definitely one you should be familiar with. The latter part of the book is absolutely amazing. I strongly suggest it only if you find the study of serial killers intriguing. Otherwise, you'll be utterly bored.
  • Ann Rule's gripping storytelling in 'Green River, Running Red' is absolutely fantastic. She skillfully crafts this horrifying tale, immersing readers into its chilling depths. However, I must say that the narrator of the audiobook didn't quite do it justice. Her voice was grating and hard to endure, and she seemed to place emphasis on certain aspects of the story that left me perplexed.
  • I was really drawn to the topic of this book and had high hopes for it. Unfortunately, I couldn't even make it to the end -- the narrator is truly outstanding (one of the most impressive I've ever come across), but the writing itself becomes overly intricate and tiresome. The initial 20 chapters primarily focus on providing detailed backgrounds of each girl who fell victim to these heinous crimes; while I certainly sympathize with their tragic fates, I found myself uninterested in their high school experiences or other mundane aspects of their lives. I really wanted to be able to endorse this book, but I simply can't.
  • I'm a huge fan of Ann Rule and her ability to consistently deliver gripping true crime stories. "Green River, Running Red" showcases her impeccable research skills, as she delves into the lives of the victims of the Green River Killer rather than focusing solely on the killer himself. This departure from her usual approach adds a unique twist to the narrative. Reading about the young women and girls whose lives were tragically cut short is both captivating and heartbreaking. Rule provides detailed accounts of the detectives' work, the paths they pursued, and the suspects they interviewed in their efforts to uncover patterns in the killer's methods and victims. What's more, the narrator's voice resembles Ann Rule herself, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the audiobook experience.
  • Once you push through the excessively long descriptions, which the narrator's slow pace only amplifies, 'Green River, Running Red' becomes quite captivating. Despite having some free time, I was determined to stick with it, and I'm pleased that I did. If you enjoyed Rule's 'The Stranger Beside Me' or have a genuine curiosity about serial killers, I suggest giving this book a shot.