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.
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.