I've known about this book all my life but just re- discovered it after talking with a colleague who grew up in Garden City, Kansas in the 1950's. The writing is outstanding and the narration makes the story come alive. It's no wonder that Truman Capote had nothing left after writing In Cold Blood.
why did I listen to this entire story, yet only give it a two star review? I'm trying to figure that out also. Sometimes you get sucked into a story...you're waiting for something to happen, waiting for something to justify the time you've already invested in the book. I read several rave reviews about this particular novel but for me, that connection moment never came. This mystery had no twists, no turns, nothing. the narrator was fantastic, however, and I think I just really enjoyed his story telling abilities. If you want to feel any feelings about the book/story you're paying to hear, I'd skip this one.
For a long time i wanted to read the book. this was a well spent time. Narrator is very good, and the story is an amazing work of journalism combined with story telling.
The fact its a true story just made it more interesting. The author did a great work in tapping to human nature, without judging.
This book is one I hope to listen to again with my husband so that I have someone to discuss it with.
It was very absorbing. By the time the book was 1/3 over, I felt like I knew the Clutter family. It's rare to find a writer than can build an emotional connection between reader and the principles of the story so quickly and completely.
The performance for this book matched the writing style and enhanced the story.
While the book was too long for me to listen to in one sitting, I did find that it was so compelling that I was eager to get back to it after each interruption.
What eloquent prose for such a horrific and tragic tale. No question was left unanswered after I completed this book. Such sadness and waste told of so beautifully.
Yes, I would listen to In Cold Blood again. The narration was smooth and drew me in. The pacing was wonderful. There was even a small twist towards the end. Each person represented was an interesting character. It never got boring or slow.
Even though early one the reader is told who is responsible for the deaths, I like that there maintains a sense of mystery--even after the motive is learned.
I have not, but I just put more in my wish list.
It was interesting how "educated" the murderers were. Their moral compasses were interesting also