I listened to this book on the basis of other reviews. They are right! Homicide has a terrific reader, is well written, and is a blast to listen to. This is a fun, interesting listen that should make us all appreciate detectives and policemen even more.
Absolutely. Extremely entertaining but also educational. A glimpse into the world of police detective work that you don't usually get, particularly from almost all the TV shows out there.
McLarney (sp?). Seemed the most real to me. Worden is given an almost superhuman mythical character which, while still believable, was more difficult to identify with.
The interlude in juror quality and rule 9. Hilarious and sad at the same time.
Laughed out loud multiple times (to the confusion of street onlookers). Quite a few cynical / sardonically funny sections.
The book is very well written and the narrator choice is one of the best I have ever heard. Musical accompaniment is unnecessary and detracting, but thankfully minimal. At the end I found myself wishing that there were more to listen to and that this seemed awfully short. Upon further inspection, I noticed that the audiobook is an abridged version. The actual book is 600+ pages which would certainly take longer than 6 hours of reading. Why shorten a book that is so engrossing is beyond me. I would have much more appreciated the full reading if available and am now a little bummed that now I'll have to get the book to read the full story which will require me to 'rerun' the segments read here. Should've made an audiobook of the entire thing!!
The whole time I listened to this book I felt as though I as there. Came close to listening to the whole book in one sitting.
Set them free: all animals in captivity! Boycott $eaWorld, other sea aquariums, zoos, wicked animal parks!!!
I love black and red books, movies, podcasts, and tv shows! This book was so well written and performed and I enjoyed it tremendously!
As a Wire addict I was excited about this book. It never occurred to me that anyone would do as something appalling as abridging David Simons wonderfully realistic textured words. So this was very frustrating to listen to this Readers Digest version.
The reader was way too dramatic and got in the way of the material.
Really disappointing production of what must be a great book.
Too many books to compare...although, this rating is rare and I really don't do true crime
Two memorable moments for me 1) Juror's explanation of deliberation results in the case of an officer shot while on duty, (times they aren't a changing! ) 2) The epilogue, as seen through the eyes of a murderer - sums up the tenacity, cunning and hearts of the homicide detectives being profiled by the reporter/author.
First listen to Diamond and he's just plain good.
The dogged tenacity of a homicide detective to identify the body of a 49-year-old black female...way above and beyond.
Wish it was unabridged...wanted more!
Interesting listen. Can see the motivation/inspiration behind Simon's later works (mostly screen). Recommend to anyone interested in law enforcement, criminal psychology, sociology, crime reporting, etc.