Great courtroom drama but really a wonderful sub-story about an accomplished man who in the Autumn of his years reflects on the lasting love and deep relationship never found. This connects to many of our own lives... successful careers, children, but marriages turned into utilitarian, though basically comfortable relationships held together for the sake of many things, and the sad realization that we are running out of runway to take off and soar as we could as our younger selves. As Thoreau wrote, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation".
Scott Hermann’s narration was just perfect, dissenters notwithstanding. Why? Because I feel Mr. Hermann correctly captured Rusty’s dark but, at times, hopeful outlook and demeanor at the age of a 60 year old (which is where I am) after a lifetime of the subdued parallel life he lived in the recent years of his married life with Barbara.
Listened for an hour and lost patience while Follett developed the characters to the nth degree before getting the main plot, i.e., the interesting part. Have read other Folletts and should have known. Replaced it with a DeMille book.
Like all of DeMille's books the story itself is well written. I have listened to 4 books read by Scott Brick and have enjoyed his reading very much every time. But this time he has injected too much drama to John Corey's character as well as most of the other characters' voices... slow deliberate dramatic delivery almost like he's reading to a listener whose first language is not English, plus a thicker tough guy New York cop accent for John Corey than in The Lion's Game and that starts to get old early in the book. If it wasn't for DeMille's story line I would have stopped listening.
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