New to audible but love the convenience of listening to books while doing mundane household tasks. Mother of 3 whose nest is 2/3 empty as the grown children move on to bigger and better things.
I liked how the narration twists the present day court case with the events leading up to it.
I liked the suspense and the story's twists.
The grampa in jail was pretty colorful.
Love is Not Always Blind
The reader is very good. There was no obvious outcome in the story.
He brings the story to life. He has good pacing and intonation.
This is a book that holds your interest. Although there were hints as to what the outcome would be, the path took turns in getting there.
I loved this book. It is an excellent portrayal of a family in crisis and presents many moral dilemmas. The courtroom scenes are outstanding. Kept me guessing until the end. The narrator was good, but not great. He had difficulty changing his voice to portray different characters.
Well written, but predictable. Very reminiscent of 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult. If you've read that one, no need to listen to this one.
Great story keeps you listening.
Different than anything I've listenedtoo.
Very interesting story line with todays mental health issues.
The true unconditional love of a father.
Exciting twist at the ending.
This is the powerful story of one family's journey though the complex and frightening legal system as told by the father, Andy, the (former) lead district attorney. Is Jacob, the teenaged son, a cold blooded murderer or has he been wrongly accused in the stabbing death of another student? If he's guilty, is his father's genetic makeup to blame or was day care as a baby the possible cause. This story is so much more than a courtroom drama, although it's certainly that. It's also the chronicle of two parents as they struggle with grave doubts about their child and about their parenting skills and, ultimately, how this struggle is resolved by each of them. Did Jacob do it? I'm not going to say, but I'll be thinking about him and his parents and the conflict they faced for a long, long time.
I was looking at this book for a while trying to decide if I was going to buy it or not. I am very glad I did purchase it. It was a book that kept you hanging on to the very end.
It was well narrated and the story line was awesome. I may have to look for more books by this author. I would recommend this book to any who likes books like this.
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I think most Court Room Dramas are pretty good; I like the “keep you guessing until the end” element – wondering about the guilt or innocence of key players.
This story was no exception; it had a few predictable plot-twists… and few unexpected ones too! I would have liked it to go on just a little more because I wanted to know what happened next! Still, the ending was not unsatisfying so it’s not really a criticism.
I absolutely loved listening to this audible. Grover Gardner, the narrator, does a fantastic job delivering the story. The story line is solid, intriguing and very well thought out. William Landay hit a home run with this novel! Never a boring moment!