This classic was well read by the narrator who took on the voices of the characters. Made the whole thing like good radio show.
This is just a book about a couple of creepy dudes. I found it mildly entertaining but not the best read
This was a great book. It had me spell bound. I did think it could have been a bit shorter and you would have gotten the same effect. Sometimes I found myself zoning listening to what the killers lives were like after the murder. But it is a must for you to hear. Scott Brick is fabulous.
I was captivated by Copote when I was growing up in the Midwest, but I was not prone, nor allowed, to talk about or ponder much about the controversial person or undesireable behavior. But I had remembered that dispite what people said about Capote the person, they always remarked favorably towards his writing.
When I saw the movie "Capote", I knew that I had to listen to the book, which I heard with a mucher deeper empathy of the author, a better context of times, and a greater understanding of man's inhumanity to man.
A remarkable read from a remarkable author who's style changed how books are written but who's recall and his ability to captivate a small group were his only redeeming qualities.
This is a good book, but it was hard for me to get excited about it. There is no mystery here, which I knew, but I was hoping for some super detective work or something... but no.
If you are interested in hearing just the facts, and a LOT of background information about every single person who lived in or visited this town, then I would recommend this book to you.
If you are looking for twists and action, I would pass on this one.
The narrator is excellent and the book is well written - I'm just more of an action-person I guess.
Did I miss something? I purchased this book because, of all the rave reviews, and after the first hour of listening knew I had made a mistake. Even the fabulous Scott Brick couldn't help! I did finish it, but in good concience cannot recommend it unless you have 14 hours to kill listening to long drawn out dialog from the two killers that snuffed out 4 people's lives on a whim. I would rather have had listened to more about the victims, and their lives, then the low life killers that finally got what they deserved in the very end.
Beyond my expectations, the book is an exceptional story told on many levels, resulting in a classic portrait of a time, a place, and of course a terrible crime. Both the book and narration are excellent. The measured detachment of the author is reflected in the narrator to a haunting effect.