Incredible story. I was totally pulled in. Fantastic narration by Scott Brick. I was worried that I wouldn't get through such a long book but I finished it in 10 days! The writing as well as Brick's performance are so compelling that I wasn't bored for a moment.
The creepy performance plus all the gory details make it a very scary book. I listened to it at night and would wake up with any little noise.
The introduction. He begins by describing the entire murder scene.
I haven't listened to another one, but look forward to it.
Book was good, just has an immense amount of information. It reminds me of taking a college course. You have to take notes or else you'll lose track of all the different people involved. Great information, great reading, wished it was more concise.
Scott Brick did a stupendous job narrating. This book is riveting and never gets dull. I highly recommend it to anyone, even more so if you have any interest in The Beatles or The Beach Boys.
I've never read the print version
I never read a non fiction book like this one.
My favorite character was definitely Vincent Bugliosi; the prosecutor who tried the case and authored the book. But Charles Manson was one of the most interesting characters in history. An amazing manipulator.
Yes.. Absolutely riveting
There is so much misinformation about this case and the Manson family in general. Anyone who is ever slightly curious about the Manson murders should read this book. I promise that you will NOT be disappointed.
There are many things in this book I did not realize about the whole Manson Murder era. I found this book to be full of a lot of interesting information, told in a very easy to follow way. This held my interest throughout the entire book. I may even have to listen again to fully absorb everything. A very worthwhile telling of a dark page in history.
Excellent narrator. Clear voice, very well paced. I will be looking for more books with this narrator!
I hope the prosecutors handling the Boston Marathon Bombing trial have listened to this. This is a fascinating story of true crime, investigation and legal procedure. I strongly advise you to spend your credits and time on this book.
This is a brilliant written account of one of the most horrific and tragic events due to one man's beliefs.
It kept me riveted and engaged throughout every chapter; even had me doing extra research for self enrichment, lol. I find Bugliosi's writing style concise, informative and emphatic. Brilliant!
Scott Brick's narration is excellent - it suits the writing style of Bugliosi's. In fact I've already acquired more books narrated by him because of this gripping performance.
This book is very well-written, the subject matter is fascinating, and I liked knowing that this was written based on factual information and not conjecture.
My favorite aspect of this story was getting the real facts about the case. The media had a field day with the details of the murders and, apparently, did not hesitate to report unconfirmed or completely fabricated details. This book gives facts based on the evidence that was found and statements and testimony given.
The narration is amazing! I often forgot that it was not Bugliosi himself reading the book!
What really happened is stranger than fiction!
I cannot recommend this book enough. The murders were committed in 1969 - 45 years ago - and the details are as fascinating today as they ever were, especially considering that Manson is still alive.
There was one chapter on cryptography and I found it fascinating...
Yes. I'd listen again. Though no right away. It was a bit heavy and dark at times. The chapters on the Beatles White Album were enough to drive almost anyone mad!
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