Sophomoric at best. I could write a better novel. Honestly, the junk that gets published these days is unbelievable. Don't be fooled by the other reviews or at least take a listen before you buy. I reads like a high-school kid wrote it over a week-end.
Yes, Turow has an eye for detail but only the most boring, superficial minutia. Page after page where nothing happens, no plot is advanced, story-lines repeat. And Hermann is a monotoned snooze. Perhaps Hermann should lay off the beta blockers before he reads.
Don't bother, even if you always wondered about Turow, and you read the glowing reviews you will come away feeling cheated. There is nothing of depth to say as there is no depth to be found in this listen.
Well read but utterly boring and trite. I could not finish listening to this mess. Seriously, it will or could make a good movie if it is not ruined in the process. Takes itself way too seriously. I suppose if vampires and Lincoln are your likes, you will love it. Otherwise don't bother...
I have read this great novel numerous times and thought a reading while I bike, run etc would be enjoyable. Unfortunately, this reader plays havoc with Ignatius - our industrious protagonist. He makes Ignatius sound like a community playhouse Southern General. Ruined the whole book for me... Do yourself a favor and read the novel.
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