|# of Units:||12 CDs|
|Length:||14 hours, 30 minutes|
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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.
I have read this book several times and I wanted to read it again... a classic, unflinching look at a horrible crime and the men that committed it. Classic
As I read this book, I visualized each scene in black and white, the way the original movie was filmed. This some how made what I visualized more ghastly than if it had been in full color. This is not a book for everyone. In some ways it's a very dry almost sparse read. You can't quite get enough to quench your thirst. Based on the crime I expected some gruesome, bloody scenes, but they weren't in the book, but I wasn't disappointed. It is the black and white and dryness of the book that makes it such a great read. Definitely on my list of 10 best books... at least for now.
This was a great story that pulled me right into the middle of the lives of everyone involved. The narrator was excellent in his portrayal of each character. I'd recommend this book!
Truman Capote was truly at his best with this novel...I felt that the characters were my neighbors and friends. I had a hard time putting the book down, and at the end wanted more
This was a very good book. Kept me interested.Would recomend this book to others.
Absolute must read classic-THE blueprint for true crime stories
The style in which this book is written is fantastic. There is a reason this book has remained famous for so long. And after Capote wrote it, fella threw in the towel. Probably realized it could only be down hill. Or, he had a terrible drinking problem....either way. Good book.
Book droned on. Reader did not help. Did not like the writers style.
This is the first "Non-Fiction Novel" I've ever read, as well as the first book by Capote I've read. I'll have to keep my eye out for other works of his. I was more impressed with this work than I expected to be. Even though I knew the story, I was gripped by this tale. The Narrator was impressive.... Even though this was 12 CD's long, I was still dismayed when it was over.
This book was phonomenal!! Truman Capote is a wonderful writer who kept every part of the story interesting. I didn't not want to stop listening from beginning to end.
Truman Capote was born in New Orleans on September 30, 1924. He rose to international prominence in 1948 with the publication of his debut novel, "Other Voices," "Other Rooms," His other works of fiction include "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "A Tree of Night," "The Grass Harp," and "Summer Crossing," the author's long-lost first novel, which was rediscovered in 2004 and published by Random House in 2005. His nonfiction novel "In Cold Blood" is widely considered one of the greatest books of the twentieth century. Capote twice won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize and was a member of the Natio