Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit
This incredibly well-produced and narrated audio version of a literary masterpiece is going into my top 10. The story is gruesome and attention-grabbing but the real beauty is in the exploration of every person involved, as well as all of the events leading up to, and following the crime. This one had me riveted enough to leave the TV off for just a little bit longer so I could finish listening to one more chapter - that is extremely rare for me. My opinion is 5 stars without a doubt.
Long winded, way too long - I love a good long book, good story, but near the end, I wanted to join those boys in the gallows!
This is a beautifully written book. Capote worked on it for years and became good friends with one of the killers named Perry. He attended his hanging. The author spent a good deal of time in area in Kansas. I can remember the night in t968 or '69 after I finished the book when I wandered into my kitchen thinking ''where am I going to ger another book like this''? The answer was nowhere at that time. Read it for yourself, judge the talent displayed by author
Some folks probably love the detailed writing, too protracted for me i need some character development but i didn't need tonkjow every childhood detail of every character. drove me nuts, couldn't finish it and just skipoed to the end. i still got the whole story I felt.
I'll be honest, at first i wondered why bother talking about the killers so much, especially after going into such detail about the clutter family and who they were and what their lives were like. I had a lot of anger for dick and perry and truly despised them. However that must have been how the people of hulcam felt. By the end though the two men were humanized, especially perry. By the end i was just sad about the whole affair. The narrator was amazing and skillfully captured the personalities and flavors of the people/characters.
This is a classic and as others have noted, created a new genre. The story is told brilliantly in that even though you know the outcome, the character development and mood make it a book you can't stop listening to.
Scott Brick is excellent.
For excellent insight into the book, watch the movie "Capote" soon after you read it and a whole new dimension of the book emerges. This is not just a story of a sinister crime, but a subtle and powerful commentary on the criminal justice system and capital punishment.