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  • Killings

  • By: Calvin Trillin
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

"Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people's lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end.

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  • Oh, To Hear Calvin's Cadence Once More.

  • By w Stulmaker on 09-07-17

I was disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I was really looking forward to this book and was very disappointed with the format and the story itself. It read more like a compilation of short stories that had no connection to each other. I was thinking that somehow would all be pulled together but it never was. It leaves the reader bewildered.