The book was excellent. My only fault is with the narration. Mr. Herrmann did a great job in representing the characters, but it frequently sounded like he was moving away from the microphone or moving in too close. I found myself constantly missing conversation because the volume of his voice suddenly got lower.... or having to lower the volume because it suddenly got too loud. It was extremely annoying and detracted from the overall experience.
The performance was very enjoyable except for the representation of the character of Alejandro Stern. If there is a foreign accent to be rendered, the narrator should do extensive phonetic preparation. Living in a Latin country, I hear the accent of Alejandro Stern, who is Argentinian, a little off. I hear someone from Transylvania. This is not the first rendering of a Latin accent which veers to the Eastern European, that is perceivable on an Audible recording . Before I purchase The Burden of Proof, also by Scott Turow, which is centered on this fascinating character, I will listen to a preview.
although I had figured out this who done it before the end, I still thought it was entertaining with a good story line. Not the best I ever read but good. I will try another Turow book in the future.
I just didn't care about any of the characters. I remember reading this book when it came out and thought I had loved it, but not this time around.
Narrator felt like listening to an old friend talk.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
I love a good lawyer fest and this one gave me everything I wanted. . .lots of suspense, great characters, and so many clever twists and turns in the court room and elsewhere. The pace of the story may not be thrilling enough for some; it is a narration by the central figure in the drama and his story winds up to the action rather slowly. The slow beginning is well worth the wait however, as the action will keep you wondering through the very end.
Good -- even great performance by Herrmann.
I was very much entertained... I loved the movie of years ago and have watch it many times over the years. Even so, I enjoyed listening to the novel because it contained more details. Very good narrator.
Edward Herrmann reads aloud in the manner that I read silently. He brings more than a change in vocal style or cadence to each character and rather is actually *playing* the role. That's quite rare. He is an extraordinarily talented performer.
I have read other books from Scott Turrow that were much better. First from the narrator
anything that had to do the sex.
I was really looking forward to this book based on it's reviews and it's potential for follow on books. IMHO I thought this book was not very good. It seemed disjointed. Instead of a story, the book seemed like it was mainly a listing of adjectives describing the characters in a story, instead of a story. This was boring with no real action, except for a few brief moments that I thought the story would take off. But it didn't do it for me.
A John Grisham or Michael Connelly read it is not.
either "The Gods of Guilt" or "Sycamore Row"
He was OK, and I don't want to be critical of him because "Presumed Innocent" was such a dud. Sure, I'll listen to Edward again.
The story left me cold. Will somebody please restate why it is such a big hit?
I loved how the ending (well near the end) took me completely by surprise.