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What did you love best about Killers of the Flower Moon?
This is the kind of book that you read and you wonder - how have I never heard this story before? An amazing narrative, told with skill and lyricism.
Where does Killers of the Flower Moon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Osage county, !920’s Oklahoma, and the native American people, the Osage, were notionally the wealthiest per capita of that time. Sitting atop vast oil reserves to which they had legal title, outsiders viewed their wealth variously as a source of fascination and envy. Indeed, and carrying over much of the vestiges of racism from the prior century, for many the Indians did not deserve to be so fortunate. Government policies of paternalism, corruption at state and local level in which whites were always favoured, and venal criminality leading to countless murders, meant for the Osage this period is remembered as the reign of terror.
I cannot recommend this book enough.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Whether you regularly devour history audiobooks or have never even considered listening to non-fiction accounts of the past, I think you'll find it difficult to resist David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon. A history of the crimes inflicted on the Osage Indian nation and the role that the fledgling FBI played in the investigations unfolds more like a fast-paced thriller, not just for the completely enthralling style of writing but also because the events just seem too unbelievable to have ever taken place. While the ever-growing web of lies and conspiracies clearly takes centre-stage here, it's the window into the lives of both the Osage people and the men employed by a young Hoover to carry out his agenda that fascinated me. And with the great Will Patton as one of the narrators, it's easily one of the best books I've listened to in a while.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Killers of the Flower Moon again? Why?
Absolutely - I really enjoyed it and listened to it several times before I was satisfied I had the whole incredible story.
What did you like best about this story?
It's incredibly true! A bit difficult to get into to begin with but after a couple of hours, I was hooked. A hideous story really but so riveting I listened over and over. Crushingly sad for the victims of this systemic evil. Interesting tale in relation to the beginnings of the FBI - even they were treated badly back in those days.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No so cannot comment.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Too evil to believe!
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed each of the narrators and each of their different styles.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful