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In Cold Blood Audiobook
In Cold Blood
Written by: 
Truman Capote
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
In Cold Blood Audiobook

In Cold Blood

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: To experience Truman Capote's genre-defining work for the first time with Scott Brick at the helm was a real treat. Brick's understated inflection and characterizations of the victims and the killers are subtle, but powerful. This riveting listen - a true audio masterpiece - rivals the best thrillers. —Diana Dapito

Publisher's Summary

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

©1965 Truman Capote; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The resulting chronicle is a masterpiece, agonizing, terrible, possessed, proof that the times, so surfeited with disasters, are still capable of tragedy." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Drew 02-26-15
    Drew 02-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    A little slow at times, but marvelous nonetheless. I recommend it heartily, especially for fans of "Serial." Also check out "Music for Chameleons."

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    Penelope 02-25-15
    Penelope 02-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating, sad and thought provoking"

    A book you can listen to over and over. Poignantly written and narrated. Feels like a deep insight into the lives of criminals, victims and law enforcement.

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    Abby Edzards 02-23-15
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    "Incredible story! Awesome narration!"

    Absolutely loved this book! It was written as a detailed storyline that followed each characters' lives throughout the times of the murders, investigation, and eventual consequences. Easy to follow, interesting, and mysterious! Truman Capote is a great writer and Scott Brick is a wonderful narrator! I would definitely recommend this book!!

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    Connie 02-17-15
    Connie 02-17-15
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    "In cold blood"

    It was difficult to listen to the book. It seemed to idealize the evil that was in these two men and attempted to make one of the men a sympathetic character.

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    O. D. S 02-14-15
    O. D. S 02-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well written classic"

    An interesting view on a crime in a different time. However, the book could have been 7 hours shorter without missing anything important.

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    Ruth Bain 02-12-15
    Ruth Bain 02-12-15

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    "Excellent narration, compelling non-fiction"

    As compelling as a fictional novel. Highest accolades to Scott Brick for the superior narration.

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    Robert 02-09-15
    Robert 02-09-15
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    "Chilling, I was hooked"

    Enjoyed the reading very much. The unabridged version is a bit long, but it really paints a picture of the family, the killers and the lonesome locale of the murders.

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    Kim Spokane, WA, United States 02-02-15
    Kim Spokane, WA, United States 02-02-15 Member Since 2009

    Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit

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    "Artistry in Audio"

    This incredibly well-produced and narrated audio version of a literary masterpiece is going into my top 10. The story is gruesome and attention-grabbing but the real beauty is in the exploration of every person involved, as well as all of the events leading up to, and following the crime. This one had me riveted enough to leave the TV off for just a little bit longer so I could finish listening to one more chapter - that is extremely rare for me. My opinion is 5 stars without a doubt.

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    Betty Von Schnuuglestein 01-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ehhh..."

    Long winded, way too long - I love a good long book, good story, but near the end, I wanted to join those boys in the gallows!

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    Leslie 01-28-15
    Leslie 01-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good read"

    If you like true crime then this book is for you. It's good. It lets you met the convicted as well as the victims.

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    1/26/06
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    "Cool, balanced recounting of brutal event"

    Capote avoids all the easy options. His book is not a blood and guts horror tale; it's not a socio-pschological tale trying to evince sympathy for the murderers; it's not a who dunnit detective story.
    In a sense it's all these and more as he recounts events from multiple points of view - the murderers', the police, the community, the families affected, the judicial system - all are given their place so you have an objective and balanced account where you have to form your own views and decide where your own sympathies lie. Capote's tone is cool (old sense!) and measured throughout.
    Well read by Scott Brick

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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