I guess I will join the ranks of those who thought this book was boring. There was a plot but it moved way too slow - It spent way too much time going on and on about the thoughts and feelings of the main character having an affair with a younger woman. I tried for the first hour and a half and finally stopped listening to it and didn't even finish it, it was so boring. I have said this before but I wish Audible had a return policy if you think a book is a real dud! Maybe it picks up later on in the book but I don't have the time to waste to find out.
I think that this was a short story made into a much longer one that it had to be, but it was one of those that I found somewhat forget-able.
Turow again brings drama to the court room. The saga continues. An intriguing listen and a journey through a novel structured on the frame work of the classic tragedy.
I must state at the outset that I have a particular fondness for Turow's work. The rich development of character and articulation of the human condition set him apart from most of his contemporaries. Innocent is a very good sequel to Presumed Innocent, which put Turow on the map 24 years ago. Presumed Innocent is such a good read that attempting a sequel was risky, yet Turow pulls it off with a consistently good read and a surprise or two for the reader. I re-read Presumed Innocent prior to the follow-up, and must say I was impressed by both. "Presumed" stands the test of time and "Innocent" stands the test of its predecessor. The passing years bring a maturity to the characters as well as their creator's skill at his craft. If you like Turow, you will love Innocent.
Turow has the cop and court language captured perfectly. His depictions of angles and attitudes is right on. Turow does the old forbidden fruit story and the eventual heartache with realistic emotions. The ending didn't have the pop that Presumed Innocent does -- but this one keeps the trip to end riveting all the way.
I felt that this plot was a bit far-fetched. I found myself saying, "come on, move along here." It's certainly better than average, but I was let down.
Christopher L Gerardi
Turow's stories are always very intelligent, and his characters flawed but always likeable. Interesting premise, with nice tie-ins to its predecessor Presumed Innocent, without being repetitive, Well worth the credit.
I am a Turow fan and I wish that would have chosen to flip the pages on this one. While the story seemed to drag on, I think I would have remained interested enough if I was reading as opposed to listening. The narration was what made this book meet the unfortunate delete demise on my iPod. It was dull and monotone and made me quickly lose interest.
This is a good followup to previous books. It was kind of hard to follow, since I listen at lunch each day (to avoid contact with co-workers). It made me wish for another story about Rusty's life.