This is a book with a lot of details about true events but it does not bore you to death. It reads more as a story and keeps the reader involved. Good narration and we'll written accounts about a truly disturbing killer.
I read the book because I loved the moved. Not only did the movie (to the extent movies can) faithfully adapt the book (in other words, tell the true story of the Zodiac, assuming this is it), but it is much more interesting. Even though the author uses novelistic techniques, things fail to cohere into a compelling story. A smart serial killer on the loose, young women (mostly) as his prey, a determined cop, ciphers, this should be the listening equivalent of a page-turner. Instead, it's basically a play-by-play recount of the Zodiac's killing run and speculations on who he might be. Another thing, the only person in the book we get a good picture of, other than the writer, is Toschi.
This book has made me understand how people can potentially fall in love with serial killers. They certainly have a certain je ne sais qua about them!
A lot of facts and a lot of details I did not know about. Also very interesting and well told. Very well read.
I have never read or listened to a less gripping story about a serial killer. While I had expected a narrative based more on facts than thrilling plot lines, it was a struggle to make myself finish this book. The narrator's voice is pleasant, but I got the feeling that while he did his best, the material was too dry to be saved by even the best narration. The book has all the emotion of a commission report. I bought this book as part of a 2 for 1 deal on select titles through my monthly audible subscription. I should have just saved my points until the next month.
Assumes facts not in evidence. I managed to get about halfway thru the first portion and just couldn't take it anymore. Considering this book is about a serial killer that was never caught, I find it hard to believe that this author could know what the killer was thinking or which way he turned on a street.
He also has a tendency to over explain things which gives a feeling of being talked down to. In one part he describes someone being shot in the head buy listing the consecutive actions of a pistol after it is fired.
It was in turn tedious and incredulous in it's assumptions.