I liked the story. It was very interesting to me but I knew the back story of the book. I didn't really like the narrator, he read the book kind of flat.
I've never read any of his other works, but I would be interested to read more
Again, I'm not really sure but definitely someone who would have put more emotion into it.
No not really
Yes I would. The narration is great, the story is unbelievable yet true and it just sucks you in. I'm sure if I gave it another listen I would catch new things I didn't notice the first time around
Yes! The whole time you know who committed the crime but you don't find out how or why until almost the end and the way Capote writes just makes you feel like you know all of the characters and care what happens to them.
His narration gives the story a whole new level and the way he performs the story only adds to the suspense and brilliance of the book
Just, so so good
I love mysteries, I've seen Truman, the movie with Philip Seymour Hoffman, and felt this should be on my reading list. I probably approached the book with high expectations but didn't find it absorbing. I can see why it garnered the fame it did though. I'm sure that in the America of the 1960s authors didn't even-handedly address the lives and motivations of cold-blooded killers. I felt a genuine curiousity and compassion in Capote's writing and he's evidently researched the lives of the killers in minute detail. He paints what seems like a very accurate picture of 1960s Kansas, seems to have read actual letters and transcripts and conducted many interviews.
It's tough engaging a reader in 2013 where the reader knows the story and has read hype about the book and the author (flamboyant, alcoholic, friends with Harper Lee). I kept wanting to warm to either the victims or the protagonists more, or to come to some understanding of motivations - I never did. Many mystery novels I read and love are about senseless killings, but they keep me on the edge of my seat, with either suspense, or a character whose development I want to follow. That didn't happen here.
As for the performance, as a French speaker, the hack job pronunciation of a French quote at the beginning of the book by the narrator - to the point of it being incomprehensible - got to me. That said, the narrator did have a lovely voice and accent for southern males which this book is populated by, so the performance does suit the large majority of the text.
Yes. You can't put it down. The research behind the writing. The writing. The character development. It is the best book I have read.
Its detailed telling.
Don't know about others but this is a fantastic performance.
A timeless classic. Some of the dialog is out dated, but it still shines as the ultimate True Crime Novel of the 20th century. Scott Brick does a fine job. This won't disappoint.
descriptive and very deep character development.
Well done classic novel- Scott Brick is awesome and brings the book to life.
One of the reasons I've avoided listening to this is the downright chilling nature of criminal minds. It's heartbreaking how easily lives can be snuffed out with such brutality but with nonchalance. This is such an interesting study of the judicial system of the times as well. Definitely a classic and the narrator was excellent.
Capote's genre defining work "In Cold Blood" is a must read for anyone interested in true crime, murder mysteries or detective stories.
Brick's narration is a seminal example of the art.
The two combine to make a brilliant audio book.
I am a 25 year old male from a small town in Kansas, who is audible obessed!
I haven't read the printed version, but I truly enjoyed the audible version. You get an incredible appreciation for Capotes writting ability!
Apsolutley. The events in this book is what every person hopes would never happen to anyone, and esspecially in a small farm community in western Kansas.
Perry was the most interesting to me. Throughout the book I thought that there was a chance that he was normal and sane.
Laughed hard and still use the quote from Dick, of his perception of Kansas folk - "Prairie Billys" It also was an emtional rollercoaster.
The story is interesting, but it does lag a bit near the end. I am not sure why this established him as such an icon as I thought the writing was good, but not great.