Slow at times and maybe a little depressing but the hear the real story in context makes you feel like you're right there in a 1934 ford V8 with bullets whizzing by and wondering how they lived as long as they did.
Just a blast to listen to for anyone who loves history and especially depression Era life and crime.
Not sure I agree with the "True, Untold Story" part of the title as it seems that a lot of the story has been publicized. There are certainly some new insights and facts, and it does answer some questions that arose from other accounts, such as the Warren Beatty movie. I did enjoy the book, and found the epilogue contained new material to me -- namely how the family and others associated fared after the death of the Bonnie & Clyde. I found the narrator's voice alright but somewhat monotonous. If you enjoy history and learning more about the time period and characters, you will probably appreciate this book.
This true story, with all it's dirt under the fingernails details, is one of the best things I've bought on Audible. The narration wasn't great, but wasn't the worst (that award goes to Life by Keith Richards). As with Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson, the national media is always the third partner in crime.
Great narrative and tremendous research. It's great to finally here a version of the story that removes the glamour and describes the lifestyle of the time. The author provides detail allowing the reader to visualize the times.
If this piece of history interests you, this is a must read.
From start to finish I was captivated and drawn into a world I didn't want to leave. The true account makes you feel like everything you though you knew about these 2 American folk hero's was a lie. This was an AMAZING "read"!!!
Well, it is the first one I have listened too till the end so I would say that, so far, it is the best audiobook I have listened to.
Maybe. He has a pleasant voice with one exception which has been noted by several reviewers. I am not sure if he has a speech impediment or if he was drinking when he narrated this book but some of the issues are pretty distracting. He drops "s"' from a lot of words including plurals, which forces the listener to stop and think about what he just said. The problem I ran into is that when that would happen, the story would continue but I would be stuck in the previous word or even paragraph because I would have to fix the sentence in my head to move on. Maybe that's a personal issue, but it happened. One of the worst was when he said the word "Dallas", which appears countless times in the narrative. So many times the "s" was dropped and it was completely distracting. So, I think I would listen to another book narrated by him if the topic was of great interest, but only because I spent 12 hours or so listening to him and I can deal with the distraction of his speech because he actually does have a pleasant reading voice. Save for that speech issue, I would want him to read my biography, if I had one.
Overall, this was a wonderful narrative. I honestly felt like I knew the outlaw couple along with every other member of the gang and their families and, while that had a lot to do with the writing of the book itself, it had a lot to do with the man reading it as well. This was truly a journey and an emotional one at that. I didn't want it to end but, as with Bonnie and Clyde, it had to. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family and have done so already, however noting that the narrator might be tough to listen to at first. Overall, 5 star book without the narrator.
This was a great story. I was captivated and couldn't listen fast enough. My only gripe was the narrator was only pretty good. I've heard worse on audible, but I've heard better too. My main gripes were his pronunciation of Dallas as "Dallath", and a Ford coupe as a "koo-pay". Also, he had a monotone, which at times downplayed the excitement of the scene. Think Tom Bodet in the Motel 6 commercials, he kind of sounded like that. But overall it was still a great listen and I highly recommend it. The details, facts, and fictions of Bonnie and Clyde were amazing.
Interesting book with a lot of great details but the narration was kind of distracting. The reader sort of slurs his words at times and some letters are not clearly pronounced. It took me a while to realize Clyde's mother's name was Cumie and not Humie. And sometimes words that end with 's' seem like the ending gets lost so "Dallas" sounds like "Dallah." It's not horrible but it is a bit distracting - I'm sometimes working so hard to catch what he's saying that I lose the thread of the actual story which is very good.
I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
With the growing tide of Gangster entertainment where people want to be regailed with all the action in a way that makes it dramatic, fun, and interesting there is a small window of people who want the real story and this is the True story of Bonnie and Clyde. A little difficult at times to follow but that is how life is. I thought this book was alot of interestin facts that made the story all the more interesting.