"Zodiac" is compelling and kept me on the edge of my car seat. I found myself grabbing my ipod and listening while I was doing housework, exercising, and anytime I had the opportunity. I was dissapointed to reach the end. If you are a true crime buff like me, this is a necessary listen. The story is thorough and dripping with detail. The narrator's voice is perfect for the content of this book. In between listening I couldnt help but do my own research on the Zodiac killer because my curiousty was so stricken. I recommend the (unabridged) version only because all the details that are in that version are necessary to understand the nature of this serial killer.
The plot in the first half seemed solid. However, throughout the second half it started to become ridiculous. But thats not the worst part. I couldnt beleive how much Gillian dragged this story on. I became so frustrated with her overkill of details and side thoughts of the character that I had to turn it off to take a break, more than once. It took forever for her to get to the point or conversation at hand. Lets just say I'm not a fan of her writing style. This book could have easily been scaled down to 7 or 8 hours at the most, the rest is fluff. Other than that, it was ok. I found that I invested alot of listening time only to be dissapointed in the end as well.
This audiobook was o.k. I have read more compelling crime documentary/novels. It was difficult for me to get past the voice of the narrator which was irritating. I was not particularly enthused with the "office politics" portion of the book either. Other than that, some of the homicide stories were interesting.
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