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.
having been in the trial business for more than 40 years, and having tried criminal civil and (i will put it
in yet a third category)divorces-- it was unreal how this author captures the essence of a trial and
of course weaves an outstanding story as well, a truly fascinating adventure
Any sympathy you may have developed for Rusty in "Presumed Innocent" is quickly destroyed in "Innocent". You realize what a poor excuse for a person he really is. This sequel is too long, too wordy and the ending is unsatisfying. Also, the first part of the story jumps around in time quite a bit. While this is not much of a problem when reading a book, it does make an audiobook harder to follow. I would not recommend this book unless you are a die-hard Scott Turow fan.
Once again Edward Hermann did an outstanding job narrating. Not as good as Presumed Innocent. But I still enjoyed listening to it. I think Rusty thinks he is above all the rules. And the rules don't apply to him.
This is awful work and I couldn't finish it. The plot is contrived, the characters implausible, and the flavor mawkish. The male narrator tries to make up for failed writing with dramatic delivery, compounding the failure. The female narrator reads like an unpaid library intern and never inhabits the part.
Audiobooks should volunteer refunds for this work.
Since Rusty and I are the same age, I feel like I checked in with my acquaintance from 20 or so years ago and got an update on his life. It was a great read and I enjoyed it all the way to Oregon. Then we parted company yet again.