I know I'm going to get brutalized by other reviewers, but I really felt that PJ Tate comes across in this book like an insufferable and arrogant blowhard. And he joins the multitude of others who have claimed over the years that they "really" solved the case and put the police on Manson's trail. I'm hoping this view of him is due to the editing of his memoirs and that he was actually not this arrogant and egotistical. His narrative and character sounds like it was written by James M. Cain, and not in a good way.
This book is a must-read, of course, to anyone interested in the Manson murders. It certainly gives the Tate family's view of the victims, the crimes, and the killers. It would be nice though if more people, including the Tates, remembered that there were more victims than just Sharon and those in her home that night.
No. It was interesting, but it bogged down at times.
Maybe. It would depend on the subject.
This was a good overall history of the home, but failed to keep my interest. I found my attention wandering frequently while listening.
It's a very good book and includes unsolved mysteries I was unfamiliar with. I enjoyed the book itself. I probably would have liked it better had I just read it instead of listening to it, as I found the narrator distracting.
Not unless it was a book I just couldn't find elsewhere in any other format. The narration is very clear, but very offputting. Her voice and intonation sounded almost exactly like Liza Doolittle in the "My Fair Lady" scene where she describes ( in a very stilted posh voice) the supposed murder of her relative and theft of a bonnet. Very distracting from the story.
Yes, because the book was enjoyable - other than narration.
The fact that Bill Bryson narrated it. No one else could have captured his style, I don't think.
His " At Home," I suppose.
He just makes me laugh. He brings so much humor to his travel experiences that he makes you want to go to even the places he did not like.
If I had the time to, I could sit there all say listening to this audiobook.
The narrator! His voice is very clear, but so monotone that he could be reading the phone book.
The river itself. It's dangerous and beautiful and mysterious.
I'm pretty sure I will not. I think he could be a good narrator, but he needs to loosen up quite a bit.
Yes, the story actually is fascinating. I have no idea who would be starring. I am not a casting agent. I'm just reviewing an audiobook.
I would actually buy this book again if I could find a version with another narrator.
Probably one of the better audiobooks, both in regard to narration and story.
The Catherine Howard sex scenes were my favorites, I'm ashamed to confess. I giggled my way through all of them because the narrator seemed so embarrassed to be reading them that his voice became very rushed and even more clipped than usual. He sounded like he was rushing through a reproductive organs lecture to a sixth grade class.
" Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the altar..."
I really enjoyed the book, although I did fast forward through the Catherine of Aragon chapters. I found her as boring as Henry did, I'm afraid. I thought the book was very insightful into how UNinsightful and deluded Henry probably was in life.
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