I have read pretty much every Manson book written and found this to be primarily a rehash of previously published info.
Definitely, the info about Manson's early life was the highlight of the book. I liked the stories of his childhood and how he developed into the man he became. The history lessons about the sixties took up way too much time. I guess for younger readers it would have set the scene, but for me, it slowed down the pace of the book.
I thought he was a boring narrator, kind of like he was just reading words with no emotion. His mispronounciation of names was annoying, especially Bugliosi.
I thought the book was very long, but I am glad I got through it.
The back stories about Dennis Wilson, Terry Melcher and Greg Jacobson were a much appreciated addition.
I think this was a great start to the series. I usually prefer darker mysteries and this book mixed a good story with quirky characters.
I loved the interactions with the old hippies, especially Gladys. The accent was priceless.
I haven't heard any of Jeff Woodman's other performances but will keep listening to this series.
This book and characters definitely held my interest. If time permitted, I could have easily spent a whole day listening.
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