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In Cold Blood

Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: Scott Brick

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2006

Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes

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.

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  • Leon Skrivanek

    Story was well done but the reader made it to where I wanted to quit listening. Arlo Guthrie meets Forrest Gump.

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Laurie711

    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.

  • Betsy

    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!

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Anonymous

    This was a very good book. Kept me interested.Would recomend this book to others.

  • Toxic

    Absolute must read classic-THE blueprint for true crime stories

  • Derek Dean

    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.

  • BClemens

    Book droned on. Reader did not help. Did not like the writers style.

  • Michael Scott

    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.