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Simon Wells' breathtaking account of life and murder with Manson and the Family, charting the influence of the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Black Panthers on their enduring legacy of horror.

©2009 Simon Wells (P)2017 Talking Music

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Entertaining but inaccurate

This is a decent book, filling in the blanks of Helter Skelter. However, there are a lot of inaccuracies.

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THE MOST INFORMATIVE MANSON BOOK EVER WRITTEN

What made the experience of listening to Charles Manson Coming Down Fast the most enjoyable?

This is the closest book to the best true crime story ever written, Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry.

What other book might you compare Charles Manson Coming Down Fast to and why?

Three books come to mind! Helter Skelter, by Ann Rule, A Stranger Beside Me, the story about Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson and Coming Down Fast!<br/><br/>Coming Down Fast, Stranger, and Helter Skelter should be a part of anyone's library interested in True Crime!

Which character – as performed by Peter Curran – was your favorite?

He was OK! Many words not pronounced correctly. This did not bother me a bit. Peter did a good job!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

New information I never knew about

Any additional comments?

A must read/listen for all true crime fans!

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Captivating

I'm a Manson true crime buff and there are things in this book I didn't even know really well read so great I didn't want to get out of my car and stop it ! A++

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Fills in what Helter Skelter left out

If you could sum up Charles Manson Coming Down Fast in three words, what would they be?

Excellent, detailed, well-told

What did you like best about this story?

Honestly, I thought I knew details of this case, but I learned a lot more that I hadn't seen anywhere else.

Have you listened to any of Peter Curran’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I am looking forward to hearing more of Peter Curran. I LOVED his reading. His voice is pleasant and easy to listen to. I would love to hear him read more titles.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Of course, it was too long for one sitting, but I did listen to it twice back to back.

Any additional comments?

More Peter Curran please!

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everything you wanted to know about Manson et al.

If you could sum up Charles Manson Coming Down Fast in three words, what would they be?

gripping; interesting; descriptive

What does Peter Curran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

his accent is wonderful. makes the story come alive

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Fabulous read.