I have been on a recent epic fantasy kick and I needed something different, so I decided to go back to something that I love: crime novels.
This was my first Capote book. Going into it, I knew that he was already dubbed the father of the modern crime genre. I now see why.
I liked the various point of views he took the psychological aspects he put into the characters. I liked how he tried to put you in the mind of the killers.
I did feel the ending was long winded and I would have like to have seen it end with the 4 hours left mark. To me it was like reading the appendices at the end of Tolkien's Return of the King: long winded and completely unnecessary.
Another downfall to this was listening to it. This was one of those books that would have done better in print. It was hard to follow along when the character perspective changed. And they changed a lot.
By no means am I staying that Scott Brick was not a good narrator, because he was. I truly enjoyed his performance and would listen to another one of his books.
A face only a mother could love
Cold Calculating Cruelty
The way the author painted the story was masterful. It really made you feel like you were there.
Yes I have. This was another exceptionally good performance by Scott Brick.
The detail in describing everything in the story. But mostly the physical characteristics of the two killers and their tendencies throughout their lives made it very interesting.
Just a tremendously well written and well narrated book
Been on/off with Audible since '07, when I found myself long-term in China, desperate for English language books. Love a good story.
This one sticks with you. I finally bought it and it's certainly a fabulous glimpse into crime, punishment, and small town life in the middle of the century in the middle of America. Fascinating insight on two killers, I can certainly see how we take this milestone book for granted nowadays, and how much influence it's had on true crime and crime fiction.
Great narration by Scott brick.
Would recommend this book -Excellent story and well read. Capote tells this tale of two personable but immoral killers and the wholesome family they murdered in a bucolic Kansas town.
This was an amazing listen and great writing and storytelling.
What is shocking is the killers feel slighted when on death row as if others are to blame for their actions.
Capote wired on this for years and has written a great book
This is one of the best audio books I have ever read. I enjoyed Capote's writing style and Scott Brick's narration.
A tragic, senseless murder of a regular American family. Very sad. I felt the author was respectful to all involved. I was sad when it was over. Capote has a way of making you want listen for hours.
Meet Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, two young men that eliminate a family. Why? Find out in this great book read by one of the best.
Great narrator, horribly written story
Avoided hours of irrelevant, non story info...psychological evaluations of criminals went on forever, first person story telling continuously switching which person was first person, gobs of data about other prisoners on death row in Kansas at the time, all in all it was as if there was 4 hours of story and 10 hours of text book, I've been a member for years only having returned one book , before this one, now it will be two...I definitely want my credit back, Great narrator and start to the book though.
too many to list, but over 50% of the last 7 hours.
The best murder story ever told - and it's true - as told by one of the best writers of American literature and narrated by one of the best audio book narrators.