This book was so funny I laughed out loud!
Even went to Savannah as it is a true story and had to check it out. Love it and will listen to it again. Great characters!
This book and audio presentation far exceeded my expectations. It is a must read (or listen) for anyone going to Savannah, Georgia. John Berendt is a master writer and story-teller. The characters and events within the book will keep a person's interest in not wanting to put it down.
This is a very good book with terrifically colorful characters! This book definitely proves truth is stranger than fiction! It's well written and narrated. It's a little too long and at times repetitive, but worth the listen. You'll be packing your bags for Savannah in no time.
I really liked the portrayal of a small city trapped in its own idiosyncratic oblivion.
The narrator was good and clear, however, I found some of his voices (Lady Chablis and Minerva) a bit annoying. Overall, a good read (or should I say a good listen?)
I read this book for the first time nearly 20 years ago, and I re-read it every few years. I'm one of those people whose "favorite" movie/book/song are a moving target, but if I'm pushed on my favorite book, this is the one that usually comes to mind. I bought the audiobook for this re-reading, thinking it would occupy a week or so of commutes. That idea was a complete failure; as always, the story sucked me in, and I ended up listening almost straight through over two days.
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The story gripped me from the very beginning. The dramatic telling of a fantastically twisted story from the view points of a bevy of interesting characters. Everybody has an opinion in this socialite-turned-accused-murder's guilt, and this listener's opinion is this book is it's more than worth a listen.