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The I-5 Killer

The I-5 Killer

Written by Ann Rule and Andy Stack

Narrated by Laural Merlington


The I-5 Killer

Written by Ann Rule and Andy Stack

Narrated by Laural Merlington

ratings:
4.5/5 (56 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jul 4, 2017
ISBN:
9781541477858
Format:
Audiobook

Description

As a young man, Randall Woodfield had it all; he was a star athlete with good looks, and an award-winning student. Working in the swinging West Coast bar scene, he had more than his share of women. But he wanted more than just sex. An appetite for unspeakable violent acts led him to cruise the I-5 highway through California to Washington, leaving a trail of victims along the way. As the list of the dead grew, the police mobilized to stop a twisted killer who had forty-four known deaths to his name.
Publisher:
Released:
Jul 4, 2017
ISBN:
9781541477858
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Ann Rule wrote thirty-five New York Times bestsellers, all of them still in print. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she used her firsthand expertise in all her books. For more than three decades, she was a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lived near Seattle and died in 2015.

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  • (3/5)
    Another great Ann Rule book! I was too young to remember hearing about this guy (and I didn't live in that part of the country). One sick bastard!
  • (3/5)
    Ann Rule's books are always a little light (which is a weird thing to say about books about murderers, but it's true), but this one seems even more so than normal. There's nothing interesting going on here. There's a guy with an inferiority complex who eventually ended up raping and murdering women on a regular basis. That's pretty much it. Also, fair warning for anyone who considers reading this: there are a *lot* of graphic descriptions of rape in this. Like, a lot. Way more than necessary.
  • (3/5)
    Randall Woodfield seemed to have it all. Growing up he had a stable home life, did well in school, and was an exceptional athlete, excelling in every sport he tried. He was such a good athlete, in fact, that the Green Bay Packers drafted him. But Woodfield didn't make the team and he never finished college, instead drifting from job to job, from city to city. He also went from woman to woman, pursuing all of them intensely. Still, he seemed like a nice enough guy and people who knew him were shocked to find out that he was the I-5 killer, committing a series of robberies, terrorizing and assaulting young women, killing some of them. "The I-5 Killer" is one of Ann Rule's early true crime books and it shows. It's not a bad book, but it's not as good as her later efforts. Rule focuses more on Woodfield than his victims, consequently, although the crimes against the victims were horrific, I felt detached since I never came to know what any of them were really like. There are eight pages of photos, but only one picture of a victim, which also adds to the feeling of detachment. Woodfield's trial had a bit more detail to it and was quite interesting. This isn't a bad book, but someone trying Ann Rule for the first time should try reading one of her newer books.
  • (5/5)
    She started in the beginning I felt I got to know the character. She gave details and I felt I could understand the perplexities the police and detectives were faced with. She followed through all the way to the end. I felted how difficult it was to to prosecute. I also got to understand how deprived and evil the main character was. I saw how the laws actually protect the criminals. It is important to identify these people early and get them off the street to protect society. It is very hard to do so. I enjoyed the presentation