Poor performance by Ed Herman. Dull, almost monotone and no vocal distinction between characters. Difficult to follow.
Not really, but certainly turned off on any others narrated by Mr. Herman
Either with additional narrators or better "acting" by Mr. Herman
None that I could detect!
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.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
No, probably not. It was good but very very early on I guessed whodoneit. And as the book went on, when we got the the case Rusty worked on with Carolyn, it sounded familiar. I looked up the title & discovered there is a movie and I dredged up a memory of the about 10 minutes I'd seen - near the end - & knew my guess was right. Also, I wouldn't read it again because I like justice at the end of a story and I didn't feel this happened. It was good but I wouldn't read again.
No, not really - see previous answer. I was interested in how Sandy masterfully turned everything around in the cross-examinations. He was stellar. The movie had Raul Julia in this part - I adored him & could see & hear him as I listened.
He was a very good reader. I especially liked his portrayals of Sandy (suave Latino accent) and Rusty (very intelligent but regular guy) and really all the others. Very distinct voices.
LOL - Ironic question given my preceding comments. These are NOT the ones the movie used - theirs is better - but "Prosecutor blindsided justice"? Or "The other side of justice: Prosecutor on trial for murder" or "Did she die for love?"
I really WOULD like to see the whole movie!!
If the reader enjoys the distraction of a carefully constructed and plausible courtroom drama, this should more than satisfy.
The Firm, Runaway Jury
He is a new narrator to me; but excellent. To me, the performance is at least as important as the author.
Complex intrigue .