I am not a fan of Scott Brick's narration at all. He goes from monotone to weird emphases on words and sentences that feels odd. He reads it like the narrator for "Unsolved Mysteries" would read it... but the book isn't written like a crime report. It is a book with feeling characters and deaths and backstories. He reads characters' teary comments at the funeral scene in the same way he reads about how the police find clues. It just doesn't work.
In general, it's boring and I'm not sure if it's the story or the way it's being told. I am struggling to get through the last half. May just ditch this one and move on.
This is definitely not my usual genre of lit, but I saw the movie (Capote - 2005) and was intrigued. Even if you're not a true crime person, this story gets under your skin and grips you. Capote defined the genre of true crime novels with In Cold Blood, and you'll see how and why it has become (and remained) so popular. I usually hate movies with books, but as an exception to the rule, I'd suggest you see the movie as well.
Scott Brick's narration is SPOT ON. What a perfect narrator. Kudos to Audible, or whoever matched him for this book.
Really enjoyed the book. From what I have read it was an original true crime book. It lived up to it's high reviews. Worth a credit.
Avid reader turned listener.
This is a very well-written and arduously researched book. I caught myself sometimes wondering, "How did he know that?!". Years of research and what I think, is the very keen and attuned mind of Perry. This book holds a lot of value in its sparking of the True Crime genre and really setting the standard on excellent true crime writing. Listeners won't be disappointed by this one!
Crazy true story, but a little slow at times. Had to keep listening to find out what really happened.
Well - yes, this is a five-star book and a five-star narrator. Nobody could have told the story of this tragedy more effectively or movingly than Capote has, and Brick's narration is marvelous. But the story is heartbreaking, not only for the callous murder of the victims but for the awful, wasted lives of the perpetrators. I was spellbound, but not in a happy way. If you're interested in true crime, this is certainly one of the best.
It is a bit slow but this book is made to be that way...Truman Capote did a great job of describing these murders and the entire case! Recommended read!
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
This was a really good book. You can tell that the author carefully crafted this book. The details and emotions were so real that I felt joy, sympathy, and bone chilling terror at certain times.
It starts out kind of slow - but when it gets going it does not stop until the end.
This is a great true crime non-fiction.
The narrator is also great. I've heard him narrate before and I've never been dissapointed with his work.
This book has stood the test of time, and it was well read by Scott Brick. I read it many years ago, but was well worth listening to it again. Capote did a great job evaluating this horrible crime from a number of viewpoints and aspects.
This was my first download with Audible. I am extremely happy with my purchase. The performer is captivating, and the text is real, terrible, lucid, and thought-provoking. A must for any listener who needs an intro to True Crime.