Review: Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI


Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

I did not know of the Osage murders before reading this book, and the story is pretty shocking. It will leave you angry, frustrated, and disappointed in your fellow man, and saddened at the capacity for man's inhumanity to man. The fact that only some of the crimes documented in this book were ever actually brought to justice is truly awful, as is the fact that we may never know the full extent of the crimes that occurred.

Knowing that the events in this story were going on in Oklahoma in the 1920s - the same timeframe as the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre - makes you think early Oklahoma must have been a very twisted place.

Four stars for how the author laid out the story, for his matter of fact writing style, and for providing just enough background to center the story without letting it get in the way.

Not as thrilled with the audiobook narration. There were three narrators, one for each of the Parts of the book. Of the three, Will Patton did the best job in my opinion, with a gruff voice that added to the story. I much prefer to have a consistent voice throughout an audiobook.

I rate Killers of the Flower Moon Four Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐.

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