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 think so the narrator was extremely good
Expression, speed wasn't too fast, and pleasant tone.
The build up to the end
This grabbed me right away and kept me interested until the end. I actually sat in my driveway listening after my commute.
Yes, I thought it was very informative.
I'm glad it told about the upbringing of Bonnie and Clyde's parents and themselves. It showed more of the kind of people they were and why.
Oh I suppose you could. I listen at work so it might take a few days to finish.
This story just shows how messed up the media get the information. Nice to hear the whole story!!
Worth a read, but not as good as I thought. I like how it starts with the parents and moves through time. I did learn things I never knew--about Bonnie and Clyde; how criminals were treated in the early days, and history and how authority acted and reacted.
Seemed well documented.
Worth a read.
This is a good book, with many historical facts, yet in no way boring. No profanity, or not much, if any.
Of the books I have listened to, this is my number two favorite.
My grandmother was in the same age group as Bonnie and Clyde and used to tell me about them. They drove near her home at one time, which scared her family because they were killers after all. Yet, she had a kindness in her heart toward them also. She didn't approve of the way they were killed. As most of the people her age, she had a strong dislike for the bankers, so stealing from the banks wasn't that big of an offense. She considered the bankers to be thieves. That said, you can understand my curiosity about this group.