Go Down Together

  • by Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by Jonathan Hogan
  • 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With dramatic flair, Jeff Guinn delivers the definitive portrait of Bonnie and Clyde. These media-savvy outlaws appealed to America's Depression-era hunger for swashbuckling characters. Glowing radio and newspaper reports transformed these "public enemies" into celebrities - much like the cinema gangsters of the time.


What the Critics Say

"With the brisk pacing of a novel, Guinn's richly detailed history will leave readers breathless until the final hail of bullets." (Publishers Weekly)
"A fine work of history.... Easily readable and includes much of the last two decades' new scholarship.... Go Down Together is especially good at...placing Bonnie and Clyde in context." (The New York Times Book Review)


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What a great read!! Not only did I learn a lot about Bonnie & Clyde, but also about the economic conditions that produced these two outlaws. While it is truly sad what they did with their lives, their stories are really fascinating.

I had seen the movie with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. It was interesting to watch it again after reading this book and to note the "glamorization" of the two villians, as well as the many misrepresentations in the movie.

Some of the more fascinating facts have to do with the techinques they used to outgun and outrun the law. The story of how Clyde got out of prison the first time is not only interesting but unbelievably ironic. And the story of the poverty they grew up in (especially Clyde) is almost unbelievable.

One other notable theme was how many times they were severely injured and managed to live through it. Hard to believe that they actually didn't die much sooner.

The only thing that surprised me is that the chapter on their death almost seems anticlimatic and brief. The truth of the ambush and the aftermath of their death also holds many unexpected surprises.

Mr. Guinn has done a GREAT job. I learned a great deal and highly recommend this book!!

Unlike some other reviews, I had no issues with the narrator.
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- Tim "Computer Programmer and Worship Leader. Have enjoyed reading since my mom got me hooked on Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie prior to my teen years. My brother got me hooked on audio books after I started having a longer commute to work. Love a variety of genres."

Good Story, Weird Narration

The story was absolutely gripping. It is a well written factual telling of the story, without being overwrought or apologizing for the actions of the Barrows. However, the narrator is distracting. He has some kind of strange lisp or slur. "Clyde" is pronounced "Dide" consistently, and there are other oddities. If you can get past the delivery, this book is great.
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- J. D. Chesley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books