A book of importance and a must read. Scott Brick was the perfect narrator. Actually, i could not have imagined a better narrator for this book....the perfect fit.
This is a pretty great book. It's well researched and extremely well written.
If I told you that I would ruin the book!
Scott is a great narrator. This is the second book I listened to with him and I'm enjoying his style.
I really like the voice of Scott Brick it is clear and easy to listen to. The writting of Truman Capote almost at times seemed a little racist, but I just shook it off to old days talk.
From the beggining to the middle of the book the ending was prety obvious, no real surprises which kind of sucks honestly. I was a little let down by the end truthfully, this wasnt a bad book just not anywhere near as good as other reviews say in my opinion.
This was a good enough story to listen to it just didnt have any twist or turns, Scott Brick was perfect though.
The performance of this book was amazing. I didn't know exactly what the book was about prior to listening to it. Sad to see that things don't change a lot in history.
I would not so much as call it enjoyable, more like wart that you cannot help but stare at it... or a scab that you must pick or scratch. Could not put it down.
It is in a category all of its own. As hard as I tried, and believe me, I really tried to answer this query, not only for this review, but to share it with my wife, I could not find a comparison. Truman Capote took a horrendous topic, coupled it with some very despicable and valueless beings and told a tale of 2 individuals who shaped and filled the annals of criminal justice and life in a sleepy and uneventful life in Garden City, Kansas.
It was as if a very well informed neighbor or professor was telling you a story of events he had first hand knowledge of. A terrific story teller, which you could not help but wish that he would elbow you in the ribs and tell you... just kidding... god story... wasn't it
You cannot help but imagine and hope that it was a fiction book. But you know it is true. You know that there are animals like Smith and Hickok prowling our world, and only God and providence is keeping us apart from them. A scary thought indeed.
It was like a fiction thriller which you wanted to imagine and try to come up with various endings. Only when I kept reminding myself that it was not fiction, that it was a relatively honest portrayal of real life events that I was jolted awake by the tale.
I can't believe it took me this long to read this great book. I have been listening to IN COLD BLOOD while I am reading Gerald Clarke's great biography of Capote. Highly recommended.
Use your brain!!!
Wether you like it or not, you will see at least one characteristic of the two killers in your own life. The middle third of the book, I liked best. What a tragic story. Author paints a picture in your head while reading and that's all I ask in a good book.