Exciting story always interesting look forward to reading another book by Turow presumed innocent is one of the top three books that I have read
Marketer. The Engineer-MBA stereotype. Sports-fiction writer. Poor reader of text. Thus at Audible. God Bless.
Loved it. Superb story, excellent performance too.
One of the best legal mystery stories of all time.
I binge-listened to this book over about a 3-day period of a normal work week. That's how engaged I was by it.
This is a dark, but fantastic book. I am a criminal defense attorney. So much legal fiction is inaccurate, but this book's detail about the legal aspects of a criminal prosecution are top-notch.
I found myself empathizing with many of the characters, including not just the narrator, but the corrupt public officials, and others, too. To me, that is a mark of great writing.
The performance by Edward Herrmann is excellent. Perfect tone for this kind of book.
I highly recommend this book if you like mysteries or legal thrillers.
I really enjoyed the story. The times in the court room were so real. Much research must have gone on to have the setting and the discussions be so direct. The only thing that I did not like is the sex scenes. I think one or two could have sufficed. Also the use of the "N" WORD should have not been used in my opinion. I understand that the police officer is a big it, however that word is horrible. Overall though it was a great read. I would gladly recommend it.
Wordy. Verbose. Long winded. tedious. Rhetorical. Windy. Rambling. This author spent way too much time writing with 50 words that which could have been done with 10. At times the book moved along, but most of the time, I tuned out while listening because of the incessant wordiness of it all.
I agree with the reviewer who said the first couple hours was 'snooze fest' I kept waiting for 'gripping thriller' to begin. After Chapter 11 I returned it.
Very slow beginning
Good. Not the best I've listened to but I didn't get through the entire book
This is a very enjoyable novel. To be written surrounding just one murder, like most in the genre, it is very exciting. My wish is for more action from novels like this. However, I really can't fault this book for its genre. I loved the viewpoint being told from a prosecutor, and all of the twists. I highly recommend this book.
I've always had more love for reading than time for it. Now Audible lets me read while I drive, cook, garden, clean, workout, etc. I love it
The story and characters were very well developed. Plot was fascinating and held my interest throughout. Narrator was outstanding. The only issue I had was with the excessive profanity. It just became annoying and tiresome.
The story is very slow to start, it took far too long to get the characters off the ground and the actual meat of the story going. Once it got going it is ok, but is not nearly as good as other courtroom set stories. Overall I would say this story needs a couple of crutches to help it along.
It was not necessary to use the strong language that this book contains, the story did not benefit at all by the use of strong language.
The reader did a fairly good job of voice performance, he was limited by the story mostly.
A bit disappointed, I almost stopped listening and because I was driving without anything else to hear, I kept on, at least it was keeping me awake. It finally got going, but it was not any trouble for me to stop listening, wasn't as captivating as some that I've heard.