Gripping, believable. I couldn't wait to get into the car and hear the rest of it every evening!
I expected to get a true crime book, but instead I got an evangelical with a bible quote at the start of every chapter. As the book progresses, we learn more and more about the author's christianity and not much about the crime, trial, motives, etc. Good if you want a sermon; not so great for a true crime accounting.
The story was absolutely gripping. It is a well written factual telling of the story, without being overwrought or apologizing for the actions of the Barrows. However, the narrator is distracting. He has some kind of strange lisp or slur. "Clyde" is pronounced "Dide" consistently, and there are other oddities. If you can get past the delivery, this book is great.
All this book does is recycle news reports and comment postings from blogs. There are no interviews with victims or family members,deep background, history (how could this have been foreseen), etc. It's just a quickie grab for some of the Madoff money before the phenom is over. Highly disappointing.
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