This story has fascinated me for years & this book goes beyond the movie or any interview you have ever seen. The inflections used by the man reading makes you feel like it is the author reading it himself. Manson's denial of involvement due to his psychotic mind is explained throughout & the follow up of all the people involved is fascinating!! I admit to pulling up the pictures available of the crimes in order to feel the depth of the crimes committed. I felt it necessary to feel the pain of the victims families. The sloppiness of the LA investigators is shocking!! To believe that such a crime was not given proper attention is almost as disturbing as Manson himself. This book is long but very enthralling.
Although lengthy and in some parts legal procedures dominate, this book captured my interest the entire 27 hours. Fascinating portraits of all the players and a compelling look at that time in history , this book is the leader of true crime histories.
brick delivers a straightforward well enunciated Reed of Helter Skelter. The author's forthright tone and style come through cleanly and perfectly, it almost sounds as if you're watching an old school police procedural unfold.
I was warned that the court scenes felt laggy and dragged on, and they did. However, the case itself was the same way so it's no fault of the narrator or author. A very interesting novel. The detail with which the story is told is disturbing and intriguing.
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I've read the physical copy of this book several times. I did my eighth grade history report on this. I felt I knew the material well, but Scott Brick's brilliant narration made me feel as if I've never heard of the Manson family before.
I would recommend this title to anyone and I will be sure to purchase more audiobooks that are narrated by Scott Brick.
This was by far the most well written prosecution story I've ever heard. All things I thought I'd known about this story were either completely wrong or only a small scratch on the surface. At times I does become mundane as far as listening for long periods. The words and volume of characters may seem a bit over whelming. Don't be ashamed to rewind/back track. Every little story is so fascinating. Enjoy.
Great book, fantastic narrator! 26 hours is a lot of time to invest in a book, (and it set me back a few months on my audiobook schedule) but it was well worth it. I feel that I accomplished a lot having finished it simply because it is the longest book I have read to-date. Great story, (very detailed but not overly detailed) and a must-read for anyone interested in the murders or criminology.