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In Cold Blood

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Scott Brick

14 Hours 30 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

January 2006

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National Bestseller 

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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  • Ayanna M

    He reads to slow and the book is boring . I would not recommend this book to anyone

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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.

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  • Toxic

    Absolute must read classic-THE blueprint for true crime stories

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  • Anonymous

    Great book. All you expect and a little more. I was surprised by the exquisite writing style and descriptive qualities. Capote paints a picture so well. You know this town, you know this family, and you know these villains. This book lets go of you slowly and lingers.

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  • Nick Hardy

    Excellent story captivating , kept me intrigued from the first words read . Really enjoyed the narrator's tone

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  • Deanna Ball

    Loved Truman Capote's writing style and language. I decided it was time to "read" this book after watching "Capote". I avoided it in the past, fearing it was too gruesome and awful. I think the writing was exceptional.

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  • Martha Stephens

    There is a reason this book remains captivating 50 years later. In an age where we are desensitized to violence, this book managed to rattle me and seep into my dreams. Capote's lyrical descriptions and the way he weaves the stories of the family, the convicts, and the law is intoxicating. A must read!

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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