The truth is that the initial chapters moved a bit slowly for me, but during those chapters Capote introduces the personalities of those involved in this story so as to make them intimate acquaintances...to make you care. What follows is tragedy, heart rendering and chilling. A masterful telling of a gruesome tale.
Interested in everything. Listening for something AMAZING...
I know Capote is renown for creating a new genre...fiction developed from fact but after listening to this, I now know why it was so controversial. A heinous and senseless crime sensationalized for profit. According to Hollywood movies such as Capote and Infamous, the author had an intimate relationship with Perry Smith. Even so, you can't help but to think a lot of this story is the author indulging himself in imaginative but inaccurate details. It begs to ask the question of how much of this should we believe. Although I appreciate Capote's attempt at entertainment, if I want to know the real story, I'll stick to true crime.
The narrative was pretty good. Scott Brick is well known on Audible and does an admirable job but the realization that most of this story is embellished kind of ruined for me. Listen at your own risk and don't believe everything you hear.
I had read Capote's short stories which were good but not exactly my favorite type of subject. I held off reading In Cold Blood but when I finally did it was transformative. The detail and factual telling of the timeline in such a engaging way makes this book my absolute favorite audible.
The murders are brutal and detailed but the investigation and journalism is by far the most remarkable part of Capote's book. This should be a manual for other journalist.
As would be expected from this author, the story is expertly told from numerous prospective allowing the listener "see" the story in their minds eye. Well worth the time to listen,
Riveting from beginning to end. Scott Brick is awesome here, doesn't ham it up like he can in later recordings. More powerful than the movie. This is all about the journey not the destination. And since we now know that Capote never wrote anything of consequence again, somehow haunted by his own telling of this haunting tale, makes In Cold Blood the story about seven deaths, Truman's, the last and taking the longest.
Top 10 percent
Capote really captures what it must have been like to live in that region in the wake of the crimes.
One of the best narrators out there and I've listened to many.
I love Dean Koontz, Dan Brown, Stephen King, James Patterson, Michael Crichton, and John Grisham to start. Mysterys and dystopian societies.
Should be a 'Must Read' for high school students. This is one of the best written accounts of true crime. As I listened to it, I could almost feel like it should be found in the fiction section. You can't make this stuff up as others would say.