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.
No surprise that the creator of The Wire would create such a rich tapestry of the Baltimore Homicide unit. It's a brilliantly-conceived non fiction written in the style of a hard-boiled cop novel. There is nothing I don't love about it.
Reed Diamond gives one of the best narration performances I have heard thus far.
A professional with a life-long love of reading.
This reading is not as egregious as some abridgements where real meat is taken from the story leaving only bleached bone in its place and a reader wondering how or why the story took the turn it did. This is a book of vignettes which suffers the abridgement process a little better. Yet you still only have part of the author's story. And what was left out you ask yourself. Gotta go buy the book to find out now. Books like this should NOT be offered in abridged form.
That said, what is here is well produced.
Totally personal preference... I want nonfiction in a matter of fact documentary style. This is anything but. Flowery prose exacerbated by overly dramatic narration. Good story if you can get past the dramatics.
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.
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I love black and red books, movies, podcasts, and tv shows! This book was so well written and performed and I enjoyed it tremendously!