Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.This audio also includes an interview with Reginald Rose's widow, Ellen, in which she talks about how her late husband came to write the original teleplay version of Twelve Angry Men.
©Reginald Rose; (P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works
"This tidy portrait of clashing social attitudes in a jury room definitely creaks with age. But somehow the creaks begin to sound like soothing music, a siren song from a period of American drama when personalities were drawn in clean lines, the moral was unmistakable, and the elements of a plot clicked together like a jigsaw puzzle without a single missing piece." (The New York Times)
Twelve men, jurors in a court case, gather to discuss the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder. What happens in the jury room is an incisive look at the jury system and American justice system. This audiobook is brilliantly cast and makes the transition from a stage play very well. It's engaging and entertaining, dramatic and moving. Well worth listening to, and will not disappoint on repeated listenings.
I had seen the movie years ago in black and white. So when I saw that this was a dramatization of the book I wanted to get it. It did not disappoint. I was glued to my seat. I didn't want to stop listening to it. I just really enjoyed this book. You get so into it and it makes you think about how we judge one another based really on nothing really at all but; impressions, stereotypes, life experience with someone similar but rarely on fact. This was excellent it, listen to it and then share it.!!!
Students at our school are studying the play script of Twelve Angry Men, but this performance really brought it to life. I started listening to it myself to see whether it was OK for the students. I listened all the way to the end without realising the time had passed. Bravo! Encore!
This is a short dramatized program, I purchased this offering earlier this morning, and have listened to most of this with my wife; who does not often listen to this type of program, and we BOTH loved it. I have recommended this to friends via email, and will be purchasing as a gift for family later this date.
Dramatized very well. Excellent exchanges between members on jury. Very well acted.
This Dramatized presentation is excellent, Makes it easy to close your eyes and become a member of the jury, present in the same room. Very interesting how I can become a part of the experience with this format.
This presentation clearly highlights, How One person can make a significant difference. How most of us are so involved in our own experiences that we take very little time to truly consider the status of others. Moral: We need each other, and thank God for those who stand against the majority and raise a hand to promote discussion and interaction.
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I believe this is one of the best books to start Audio books. Great play and great actors.
I think they made even better.
Probably the best audiobook I've ever heard in the more than twenty years I've been listening. The performance of these actors was top notch. The author had an understanding of human behavior and an ability to express it which are timeless. I cannot recommend this highly enough. If more stars had been available, I would have given them across the board.
Intense. Gripping. Galvanizing.
The various characters were easily distinguishable, and I liked that the action moved quickly.
Absolutely. Roughly the length of a feature film, this was a nice break from the lengthy audiobooks I generally listen to.
You have likely seen the movie, which is a classic. Like the movie, the characters in this performance are surprisingly well developed for such a brief presentation. You quickly identify and empathize with certain traits of the characters.
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