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This collection is a fascinating look at a well known writer in the early days. There is an inkling or hinting at the writer Capote would become in this collection--so it is worth it from that perspective alone. A spare, deeply southern voice and style rings through. Some of the stories are subtly scary--foreshadowing future terrifying books Capote came to write--In Cold Blood comes particularly to mind while listening.
The narration is good. However, some of the stories seem rough and unfinished and even the best narrator can't fix that.
In the end, listening made me appreciate the writer Capote became all the more. Recommended if you are a fan and interested in seeing an artist as a work in progress. Fascinating.
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Where does The Early Stories of Truman Capote rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's Capote, so it's gets high billing to start, overall, I'd say top 5 book of 2015
What other book might you compare The Early Stories of Truman Capote to and why?
I'm a Capote snob, I cannot and will not compare Capote's voice to anyone but Capote.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
I enjoyed the suspense from the narrators.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, and I almost did! It took 2 sittings and some parts I needed to rewind because the story was that good.
Any additional comments?
Do not be put off by the very boring and long winded introduction, trust me, it's worth it. These stories were written by a young, smart, and adventurous boy who strung together words so well that each story can be turned into a novel.
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