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 .
Maybe its the performer, maybe its the story. I've listened to 2 hrs 10 min and it's time to cut my loss. I was hoping that the story pace would pick up, but that doesn't seem to be happening. My real regret is that I bought the follow-on book and I've passed the time when I can return one or both.
I enjoyed this book just a bit long winded. It’s a story of a lawyer middle aged married for over 15 years has a brief affair with another lawyer becomes infatuated by her, affair ends and she is found murdered. He as a practising PA gets assigned to her murder case, and then finds himself accused of her murder. His wife dutifully stands by her man with their son. He is acquitted but the question is who did kill Carolyn??? I guessed it……
No, It was easy to tune out at points because of the long, irrevant descriptions the author includes. I understand listeners need a picture to be painted, however the point could have been made in a much more concise way. The second half of the book was much better than the first and from a 30,000 ft view, the story is great.
I have been a forensic dentist for over 30 years and have just written my first forensic novel based on our true case files. 'Walk of Death'
the way the author wove the courtroom procedural matters in a very interesting matter
a legal cliiffhanger
would recommend this to any mystery reader.
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.