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.
I enjoyed the first book much more. I think at one point one of the characters says, "Don't have a cow." I cringed. Some of the other dialogue seemed very dated/corny as well. Not sure if it was the dialogue or narrator, but the "romantic" parts were as unsexy as they could be in my opinion. The book was okay, but some things bothered me.
Before the 2nd hour, I already guessed the ending. I'm just an average reader, with no great insights, but if I could already see the outcome, how satisfied would a better reader be? Maybe lawyer stories are just too predictable because we've read too many already. Too much CIS...?
Innocent is the sequel to Presumed Innocent. You do not have to have read Presumed Innocent to read and enjoy this book. Scott Turow is a master of twists and turns. He can sprin a great tale and leave you with with an exciting story that you cannot anticipate.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson
I couldn't stop listening to this book! I would have given it 5 stars, but I guess I was just a wee bit disappointed in the ending. Somehow I was looking for something a little more surprising or in your face... like the end of the first book, Presumed Innocent. Also, one of the reasons I loved this one was because I did read Presumed Innocent recently enough to remember what happened at the end... how Rusty's wife was involved there. I felt her secret should have or would have been exposed somehow. I guess I was disappointed that it wasn't. And if you hadn't read book #1 , I know you could really like this book, but I'm not sure you could love it without book #1. Both of these may not be reasons to take off one star, but somehow that ending just marred it a bit for me. Otherwise, very compelling and interesting!
Scott Turow is one of the greatest storytellers I have come across. I can't get enough of his books. So far, I have read 'Presumed Innocent', 'Burden of Proof', and 'Innocent'; all three are great stories and I highly recommend them.