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I thoroughly enjoyed this. Obviously, some of the subject matter is disturbing and there is some detail in here not for the squeamish; some tragedies. However, taking it as what it is, this was a good length, reasonably unbiased presentation, well-narrated, and a successful blend of hard stats and human stories. It very much does what it says on the tin, in an un-tabloid manner.
This was a good introduction to Old Sparky and capital punishment. Basic information minus moralizing.
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This was possibly the best impulse buy I’ve ever made. I got this book on a whim while browsing Audible without ever having heard of it. It is a fascinating deep dive into capital punishment in America, using specific cases to discuss the various methods used over the course of US history.
The book doesn’t take a position on capital punishment- it seeks to inform rather than persuade and I’m confident that regardless of your personal stance on capital punishment, you’ll find this an enjoyable and informative listen.
I wasn’t a fan of the narrator, who has an odd cadence that sounds like text-to-voice software. Still, I found myself so engaged by this book, I finished it over the course of 2 days. Highly recommended to anyone interested in true crime or capital punishment.