Anyone who is interested in listening to true crime novels will enjoy this story, just an abridged version.
Ill give another one a try, this story was just a tad thin.
I prefer someone who just reads in one voice. Some of his voices just sound dumb.
The crime was macabre.
This story could have been told in half the time. If I hear the name Guldensuppe one more time, Ill snap.
Non Fiction Listener but huge Liar in my regular life
The narration was hard to take seriously and made me doubt the truth of the story or at least the implied importance of it
I would keep an open mind
I am a fan of more of a reading style and not the voice acting used here
The idea sounded good and I previewed but I did tire of the style of narration after an hour our so
An interesting slice of history - not only for the storyline itself but that it helps put today's behavior of the press into perspective. Reading stories like this one, it isn't people that have changed but the technology at their disposal.
This is an interesting story that's as much about the end of an era, and the beginning of yellow journalism as it is about a sensational, and now forgotten murder. I definitely think it's worth a listen if you find either true crime or history interesting.
Just did in headline
So many...hearing about police, investors, the city and newspapers in that era were all very interesting.
Everything! Every character he portrays is teriffic. Love listening to him!
Not one...this isn't a moving book, it's much more.
This is not your average " true crime" book at all. It's a great listen!
I like crime stories and this story was more about the Tabloid wars and reporters than it was about the crime itself. I finished the audible but I was dying for it to be over. I wish I never bought it.
Again I am a crime buff and would have enjoyed listening more about the crime than the media hype from it.
One good thing about the book was the end, there was an update on what happened to all the people that was involved in the crime, that is the best way to end a book like this.
I really just got through this listen. It wasn't particularly interesting. I didn't find myself really listening on to found out what would happen. It was a very relaxing listen.
The narrator did a great job- if I had not enjoyed his performance so much, I probably would have given up about halfway through the book.
I think so. It wasn't a riveting story, but it was okay. I did feel like it really took me back to a certain time and place. I would suggest this to anyone who likes real crime stories but maybe wants to tone down the sensational details of the crime.
I was so bored at first, I almost gave up, but I am glad I persevered. Once the suspects were identified, I found it interesting. It was interesting to read about this crime in the context of the culture and technology at that time. The end of the book could have been shorter,
This is a story about a murder, but the twist is that the victim has no head. This tends to make identifying the body a bit difficult, particularly before the era of fingerprints, computer databases and DNA. There were many theories as to who did it, including the fact that the victim was still alive. Even at the end, I was not convinced of exactly what happened and how much culpability each suspect had.
The story itself was three stars for me, but the extra star comes from the narration. Once the trial started, I was enthralled with the different voices. They really came to life, particularly the defense attorney.
On a funny note, I live in NY State and taxpayers get frustrated with Albany's lack of action, I was amused to read that a bill regarding alternate jurors took 33 years to pass in the early 1900s and even then a reference was made to Albany's inaction.