If it weren't for the fact that this is such a compelling and interesting story, the book would be dull and rambling. It was an amusing story despite the author. I stopped listening with about half an hour left.
What a boring list of people and places w/o any real story. I tried and tried to listen to this book, but it began to feel like work so I stopped.
A little known tale that highlight the evil and greediness of mankind kept me enthralled from beginning to end. A must read for all WWII history buffs and those who value justice.
I'm a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and music educator. I've spent the majority of my life wearing headphones . . .
I was surprised that such a potentially interesting subject could be so easily turned into a pile of boring mush. There was no tension, no suspense and no drama . . . though the narrator's cheesy French accents were occasionally entertaining.
I enjoyed this book. It did have its dry moments, but overall it was a good listen. This is a good one to listen to as long as there isn't anything else commanding your attention as it has a large number of facts introduced in clumps.
I was not a fan of the French voices the author gave the people, I understand it takes place in France, but it would have been easier to understand, and less choppy, if he had just kept the same accent through the entire book. It made them into caricatures.
I found it interesting that you knew he did the murders from the beginning. It made the book interesting to see the twists and turns and deceptive traits of Petiot throughout the entire investigation and trial.