I'll be honest, at first i wondered why bother talking about the killers so much, especially after going into such detail about the clutter family and who they were and what their lives were like. I had a lot of anger for dick and perry and truly despised them. However that must have been how the people of hulcam felt. By the end though the two men were humanized, especially perry. By the end i was just sad about the whole affair. The narrator was amazing and skillfully captured the personalities and flavors of the people/characters.
This is a classic and as others have noted, created a new genre. The story is told brilliantly in that even though you know the outcome, the character development and mood make it a book you can't stop listening to.
Scott Brick is excellent.
For excellent insight into the book, watch the movie "Capote" soon after you read it and a whole new dimension of the book emerges. This is not just a story of a sinister crime, but a subtle and powerful commentary on the criminal justice system and capital punishment.
my mind wanders easily but I managed to stay focused throughout this entire book. Scott did a perfectly acceptable job, and I have no complaints.
yes - in fact i have listened to it many times and that is because the writing is absolutely brilliant and the narration is perfect
Probably the way he narrated perry and dick, though they were not favourite characters of course because they were so evil
this book is too great to have a favourite scene - the whole book is of course a masterpiece as they say
yes, i have an extreme reaction of loving it so much because of the perfect balance of the narrator and the book he is reading - a perfect pairing.
I'll give everything a try
Really like how this guy writes especially how he uses montage. The suspense was made fantastically. Despite it being a long book, it doesn't make the reader want to drop it. For me, the best thing about this book is that it is clear that Capote spent lots of time researching which adds lots of depth to increase the quality of the retell of the crime.
Scot was good, and he help bring life to the characters. It's a good read given you keep in mind that there is some bias, because Capote is related to Parry.
This book was a pioneer in the true crime genre and is an in depth look into the brutal murder of a respected family in the late 1950s. I enjoyed the way the book visits the point of view of most of the main characters and found this a unique perspective that allows the reader to glimpse the mind of the murderers, the victims and the investigators. Definitely a worth while read.
Many of my friends had to read this book in college. I never had to, or, at least, it was never listed by any of my instructors as a choice for a book report assignment. However, now having listened to it via Audible, I wish I had read it sooner. I totally loved it.
All characters were wonderfully developed and vividly represented. It was easy to follow without my usual question of, "Now who is this guy again?" and having to turn back for reference. The narration was done very well and clearly spoken so you can comprehend just what the author was attempting to reveal to their readers.
In Cold Blood is an Excellent Read that I will recommend to everyone.
True Crime is a new genre for me and thanks to this book, it has become a favorite.✌
Scott Brick, who performed the play "In Cold Blood" on Broadway gives an outstanding performance. Capote's vivid descriptions of the personalities and setting gives the book a sense of history and location.
The description of the blonde motel clerk.
Scott Brick brings and understanding of the characters that is integral to the performance. It is difficult to pull off and even makes sense with female characters, which can come off clowny but here is spot on.
A True Crime Novel that Redefines the genre.
Why the audiobook cover differs from the actual book cover that has a hatpin topped with blood. Curious.
To say the story is a bit lacking or moves to slowly is not a judgement on Capote as this is an intriguing account of real life events. He is telling the story, he didn't create the story. This story serves as a strange window into disturbing minds.