Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
This is an old story and an old book, but worth reading. It's not for the easily frightened or squeamish, though. The details of the death of a fmaily in the Kansas countryside are disturbing.
I'm not sure this book could be called entertaining. It, however, is well written and vivid.
No. Too long and boring
The story line was great, but you knew what was going to happen and it was too detailed.
Not previously, but he did a great job
No. I finished it just because I bought it instead of using a free credit
No, once was enough. It was slow and lacked excitement.
No. I think this story had potential for a thrilling tale, but it was too slow paced and packed with details.
I think he did a very good job on all characters. Probably the way he performed Dick was the most entertaining.
A family loved by the community is slaughtered without apparent motive - this tale follows the story of a small community in Kansas seeking answers and justice for this tragedy.
This story's strength also turns out to be its flaw. While the author does a good job of creating detailed back-story to help give the characters better development, it ends up making the pace of the story feel extremely slow and drawn out; especially when he begins to be extremely repetitive, sometimes telling the exact same portion of a scene from two character perspectives without a lot of apparent reason for it. Instead of feeling exciting, thrilling, and making you anticipate what might happen next, this novel ends up dragging on with an uninspired pace. Even the scenes meant to be filled with eerie qualities seem calm and slow.
Very good listen
The nature of there mindsets and how they were caught..
Very unusual and different voices that portrayed the characters well. You could almost visualize exactly what they looked and sounded like which gave a much more real listening experience.
When they were confronted by Dewey in jail and were finally accused and "caught".
The audio book was just a little long... it could have been shortened as the end wasn't as interesting, sort of anticlimactic.
The time Perry Smith spent in the local jail, being attended to by the wife of the Jailor as he went through the trial. It was amazing how such a feeling and caring person, who charmed a wild squirrel to become his pet, could turn into a cold blood killer, the one who killed all four family members.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story and characters were interesting and compelling and the narration excellent. I very much felt in the mood of the story and was a little bit glad when my time with it was done, as I was choosing to be part of a dark tale. I definitely recommend this.
Sorry for Truman
Hoe the author could get so caught up in the crime
This was such a well written book. Its to bad we had to loose the author over it
Tragic, Amazing, Senseless
I thought that the author's telling of the story was very true to life and really brought the story to life when I listened to it. Truman Capote when to extraordinary detail in telling the story which really brought it home for me.
I cannot settle on one scene, but I would say that the trial segment was among the most interesting
Again, I could not settle on one tidbit,. but I did enjoy the epilogue which told what happened to he survivors after the trial and executions
The reader for this book talked too softly for the characters and much louder for others. This made it uncomfortable when listening to it with headphones before going to bed so I never finished the book. The story seemed really good though and probably wouldn't be an issue at all if you were listening in a car.
This book was so full of minute detail that I could barely get through the first 1/2 of the audio recording. Scott Brick did a very good job with the narration but it just wasn't enough to make me want to finish the book. A disappointment, because if the book was more concise I think it would have been an interesting read. Perhaps it would have been better in text instead of audio?