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ISBN13: 9780739333648
ISBN10: 073933364x
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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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Review:

"In the wake of the award-winning film Capote, interest in the author's 1965 true crime masterpiece has spiked. Capote's spellbinding narrative plumbs the psychological and emotional depths of a senseless quadruple murder in America's heartland. In the audio version, narrator Brick keeps up with the master storyteller every step of the way. In fact, Brick's surefooted performance is nothing short of stunning. He settles comfortably into every character on this huge stage — male and female, lawman and murderer, teen and spinster — and moves fluidly between them, generating the feel of a full-cast production. He assigns varying degrees of drawl to the citizens of Finney County, Kans., where the crimes take place, and supplements with an arsenal of tension-building cadences, hard and soft tones, regional and foreign accents, and subtle inflections, even embedding a quiver of grief in the voice of one character. This facile audio actor delivers an award-worthy performance, well-suited for a tale of such power that moves not only around the country but around the territory of the human psyche and heart. Available as a Vintage paperback. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

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 Tiffanys, A Tree of Night, The Grass Harp, and Summer Crossing, the authors 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 National Institute of Arts and Letters. He died on August 25, 1984, shortly before his sixtieth birthday.

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razorhill, May 14, 2006 (view all comments by razorhill)
Scott Brick does an excellent job reading the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739333648
Read:
Brick, Scott
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Brick, Scott
Read:
Brick, Scott
Author:
Capote, Truman
Author:
Brick, Scott
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
Murder
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Twelve CD
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.96x5.22x1.19 in. .69 lbs.
Media Run Time:
540

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the wake of the award-winning film Capote, interest in the author's 1965 true crime masterpiece has spiked. Capote's spellbinding narrative plumbs the psychological and emotional depths of a senseless quadruple murder in America's heartland. In the audio version, narrator Brick keeps up with the master storyteller every step of the way. In fact, Brick's surefooted performance is nothing short of stunning. He settles comfortably into every character on this huge stage — male and female, lawman and murderer, teen and spinster — and moves fluidly between them, generating the feel of a full-cast production. He assigns varying degrees of drawl to the citizens of Finney County, Kans., where the crimes take place, and supplements with an arsenal of tension-building cadences, hard and soft tones, regional and foreign accents, and subtle inflections, even embedding a quiver of grief in the voice of one character. This facile audio actor delivers an award-worthy performance, well-suited for a tale of such power that moves not only around the country but around the territory of the human psyche and heart. Available as a Vintage paperback. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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