Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this book to any True Crime enthusiast. It’s an unusual presentation, partly because the family history is so difficult and there’s a tremendous backstory to involve the listener with the victims. You get a deeper sense of loss as the family experiences it.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I would say the mother is one of the strongest people I’ve heard of. She undergoes such trying and difficult times even before the true tragedy strikes.
Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I’ve listened to many of his performances and this one is on par with his other books.
If you could give Salt of the Earth a new subtitle, what would it be?
Listen to Your Warning Signals
Any additional comments?
The construction of this book, as the forward states, is unusual for a True Crime. In and of itself, the approach is worthy of note, and it is uniquely appropriate for this story. It demonstrates Olsen’s skill with writing a story based on how it is best written than simply adopting stories to a style.