I was expecting a great deal more from this book. Frankly, I found it to be a self-indulgent trip through the actual accounts of this horrible murder that developed little tension (because you know whodunnit) and, for me, little interest. The descriptions are sparse, the writing almost news-like and the changes in narration seemed to be the only use of any writing technique whatsoever. The lengthy descriptions of psychiatric disorders and irrelevant histories of other death-row inmates further distract from whatever Capote intended to convey or describe. Can't recommend this unless you are a big fan of true crime writing.
Knowledge is knowing the way. Wisdom is looking for an alternative, more interesting road to get there. Audiobooks are that road.
There is something to be said about reading a book before seeing the movie. I, of course saw the movie In Cold Blood and the movie Capote...then I listened to the book. As usual, the book far exceeded the movies, however because I knew what was going to happen every step of the way, it ruined the suspence for me. Granted I got more history and information about the events that took place but I was never rushing back to listen to see what was going to happen next because I already knew.
The writing is excellent and the narration is top notch.
I don't think I will ever read a book after seeing the movie first again. It needs to be done the other way around.
This appeared on audible as a 'new release' but the book is very old and the language used is dated compared to modern thriller standards. Even the brilliant voice of Scott Brick doesn't stop you drifting off during long non relevant parts of this book. This has taught me a lesson: I need to stop buying books based on the narrator and and spend more time making sure the author is to my liking.
Audio needs to change it's requirements. If a review is needed, we should be able to complete #1 ONLY when WE feel that is all that is needed.
The book takes forever to get to the main idea and when he finnaly does the story line just dont have it. 2 out of 5 for me not a good mystery, or thriller.