The Search for the Green River Killer: The True Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Narrated by:
Keith Sellon-Wright

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2019
17 hours 29 minutes
In the 1980s and 1990s, forty-nine women in the Seattle area were brutally murdered, their bodies dumped along the Green River and Pacific Highway South in Washington State. Despite an exhaustive investigation-even serial killer Ted Bundy was consulted to assist with psychological profiling-the sadistic killer continued to elude authorities for nearly twenty years.

Then, in 2001, after mounting suspicion and with DNA evidence finally in hand, King County police charged a fifty-two-year-old truck painter, Gary Ridgway, with the murders. His confession and the horrific details of his crimes only added fuel to the notoriety of the Green River Killer.

Journalists Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen covered the murders for the Seattle Times from day one, receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their work. They wrote the first edition of this book before the police had their man. Revised after Ridgway's conviction, The Search for the Green River Killer is the ultimate authoritative account of the Pacific Northwest killing spree that held a nation spellbound-and continues to horrify and fascinate, spawning dramatizations and documentaries of a demented killer who seemed unstoppable for decades.

Great read!

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Lisa P.

I really liked it

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John I.

Went very deep into the investigation and lives of some involved, that seemed to drag the story out a bit for me, loosing me at times with were the story was going. But still enjoyed it, true crime enthusiasts would enjoy it very much i am guessing.

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Sharron Knowles

Was an interesting listen. The facts were sometimes a bit complicated to follow, this considering was a true story shows the dedication that the police force and the people involved in his hunt stuck at it for so many years. Very much worth a listen.

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rose labelle

This just goes to show you the hard work and many hours of these people will go through to apprehend the the murder. Although many crimes go unsolved. They don't give up.

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Helga Pearson

I was almost sure this book was going to end without disclosing who the killer was! After listening for over 15 hours I would have been supremely frustrated. Thank goodness they appended the additional information gathered after the book was released that speaks about the murderers capture and trial. This book has dated a bit and the copious amounts of dry investigative detail can get a bit tedious at times. But despite this, it was a good listen and now I can safely say I know everything I ever want to know about the Green River murder investigation

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Neil P.

Chilling! Initially, I was unaware that this book was published a full ten years before the arrest of the killer. As such, the original version of this novel concludes without naming the elusive culprit who looms namelessly in the background, like a phantom. The audio version contains an addendum written after the killer was caught, like a final chapter that had to wait for a decade to be written. One which the book had been building up to all along.

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Jon C.

I liked the painstaking detail of how the author showed the investigation. The epilog in the recording version was good also. The last 5 minutes of the diagnoses I don't agree with but I highly recommend the book. Narration was great also.

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