This is one of those books that you can't wait to get back to. I've never seen any documentaries on the Manson murders or have read anything about them. This book is well written and narrated, it takes you right into the investigation, trial and sentencing of these murdering animals. Great book.
Atrocious his family remained in their loyalty, the acts pervade cultural norms, of a culture few talk about, but I suspect secretly living, if only in the link to and on and over the ways we truly are capable of being. In this story we see the potential of the jam and jelly of our purest natures. A brave retention of our former selves still in our systems, the sons and daughters of Cain indeed!
Scott Brick did an outstanding job of narrating this confusing story. None of the followers of CM should be revered, they should be detested.
Great book about historic events!! The narrator is by far my favorite! He is believable as the character and reads as if recalling the actual events! I highly recommend this book and any book narrated by Scott Brick!
A disturbing true story. Even thought I knew the end - once I started listening to the book I could not stop. I would recommend this book but prepare to be disturbed.
The book was original published quite a while ago. After finishing the book, I went to sleep only to wake at 3am to google "where are the Manson trial convicts now" - I had to know before I could get back to sleep.
I first read Helter Skekter in 1976. It was just as fascinating and disturbing 40 years later. A must read for any fan of the true crime genre.
The Manson Murders are unbelievable shocking, a small cult back in the 60's that committed horrific crimes. It was global news for months.
This book takes you there & explains it all in wonderful, but never dull, detail. The author is in fact the head prosecution lawyer. This shows on two accounts. Firstly he has all the facts & secondly being a prosecution lawyer he knows how to lay out the facts without loosing the attention of the reader, or in his day job the interest of a jury. So is beautiful told, very suspenseful & not too gruesome. A true story that proves fact is stranger than fiction.
this book is a must-read if you enjoy true murder stories I really enjoyed it. I'm looking to read more books about Charlie Manson and his family. they are extremely interesting and it is so bizarre that these human beings did what I did. I hope that you enjoy this book just as much as I did.
Glad I made the choice. Very interesting true crime account of the Manson era and the girls that followed him. The real life stories are fascinating, the writing fast paced and clear. Well worth the 26hrs