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A Game of Proof Audiobook

A Game of Proof: The Trials of Sarah Newby, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder?

Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders?

Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? And what should she do when she herself uncovers evidence that seems to suggest his guilt?

©2012 Tim Vicary (P)2015 Tim Vicary

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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 02-28-16
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 02-28-16 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Delectable Legal Procedural Story! Loved it!"

    This is an outstanding legal procedural -- with lots of mystery twisting and turning throughout the story. Sarah Newby is a 40-something who has achieved her lifelong goal of becoming a barrister after a rough start as a teenage mother. Enter a husband who embraced her and her fatherless young son and the teenage daughter they had together. . . this is an imperfect family at best; and Sarah's relentless pursuit of her career goals don't add much to domestic tranquility. She is incredibly adept in the courtroom, even as a junior barrister -- and her skills are tested to the core when she represents her own son in a murder investigation.

    I loved the way the author provided insights from the characters' silent thoughts throughout the story and gave us sketches of their backgrounds that have influenced them throughout their lives.

    A very good story -- and an excellent story set within the British legal system.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa D 09-30-15
    Teresa D 09-30-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very interesting"

    Kept my attention right up to the end. The narrator was excellent and very easy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret 05-10-15
    Margaret 05-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent all around"
    What did you love best about A Game of Proof?

    Loved the plot and the characters


    What about Susan Edmonds’s performance did you like?

    Loved the interpretation of the characters, and ended up hearing them as entities in their own right rather than someone just reading their lines.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I would have had I the time to sit down and listen to it in one sitting... certainly listened every opportunity I got.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to more of Tim Vicary's books... Can't wait to follow Sarah Newby on more of her adventures in Law...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 05-08-15
    Sandra 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed everything about it"
    Would you listen to A Game of Proof again? Why?

    Probably not - I never listen to a book twice


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration and the characters


    Have you listened to any of Susan Edmonds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I sure would if I could find any. I hope they record the next two books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks and this one rated very near the top of my favourites

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Agoura Hills, Ca United States 04-18-15
    Amazon Customer Agoura Hills, Ca United States 04-18-15 Member Since 2014

    Linda "Rock ,Paper, Pen"

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    "Trials and Tribulations"

    I enjoyed listening to this book, however the protagonists were not very likable,. The courtroom dramas were quite good and held my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Louise 04-04-15
    Louise 04-04-15
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    "Sarah Newby--The Barrister who wins!"
    Where does A Game of Proof rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was one I couldn't stop listening to. I enjoy legal thrillers and British literature, so this was a perfect book for me. Sarah Newby is a cut throat barrister who doesn't mind grilling a rape victim or a distraught mother of a murdered child. None of it is personal with her until it is.


    What other book might you compare A Game of Proof to and why?

    This could be a British version of an early Scott Turow legal thriller.


    What does Susan Edmonds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Susan Edmonds narrated the book perfectly with the appropriate Yorkshire accent.


    Any additional comments?

    The Trials of Sarah Newby is a play on words. Sarah not only defends her clients in trials but she is forced into a bitter trial for her son's life. As a driven barrister, she spends a great deal of time away from home. She is estranged from her eldest child, and her daughter also feels neglected. Her problems come to a head when her daughter disappears while Sarah is defending a rapist who is probably guilty. When the police call her to come to the coroner's to identify a body, she feels doomed. Later, things get worse when she must act as her son's barrister to defend him from a murder and rape charge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 02-28-15
    Thomas 02-28-15
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    "Wonderfully scripted and read masterfully.,"
    If you could sum up A Game of Proof in three words, what would they be?

    I want more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Proof?

    The writing and the narrating were as good as it gets.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the court room passages. A real thrill for the court room drama fans


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    British court system at its best.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listen to the other 2 Sarah Newbie books, Please get them to Audible quickly.
    Hopefully Mr. Vicary will continue the series with many more Sarah Newbie sequels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Andrew P
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    3/25/15
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    "Surprisingly brilliant"

    Wasn't too sure with first five minutes, but wow, it sucked me in so quickly after that! I can't wait for next two books and have bought the hardback for my Mum. 10/10!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jules
    london
    3/11/15
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    "Good read"

    Good story line, will read the next books in the series as they don't appear to be on audio yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John Bartlett
    Kent
    2/26/15
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    "Gripping listening!"
    Where does A Game of Proof rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Out of all the audiobooks I've listened to so far, this one's in the top ten!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sarah Newby the lead character. A strong and determined fighter … just how a parent should be for their child.


    What does Susan Edmonds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brought to life the authors well written characters to further envisage the interplay between them. Well voiced.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I think Tim Vicary puts it best…

    A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder?


    Any additional comments?

    When is the next book, Bold Counsel going to be available as an audiobook?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Terence
    Coalville, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    2/24/15
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    "Absolutely Brilliant"
    What did you like most about A Game of Proof?

    Gripping from beginning to end, superb courtroom drama. Keeps you guessing until the end, Did he? Didn't he? Un-put-downable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Totally believable


    Which character – as performed by Susan Edmonds – was your favourite?

    Excellent narration


    Any additional comments?

    i would recommend this book to any fan of courtroom drama

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • eric
    DONCASTER, United Kingdom
    2/23/15
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    "Yes this is a good story well worth a listen"

    I enjoyed the story, the performance was good. overall I would recommend this book to any one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • john
    carlisle
    10/3/15
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    "Fantastic Legal book superb."
    Would you listen to A Game of Proof again? Why?

    y


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way it was read and written


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    all of it


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best books i've ever listened too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mary
    2/16/15
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    "terrible narration destroyed the story"
    Would you try another book written by Tim Vicary or narrated by Susan Edmonds?

    Tim vicary maybe never listen to susan edmonds not able to change the tone of characters its embaressing to listen to


    What could Tim Vicary have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    got a diifferent actor to read


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Edmonds?

    carole boyd annie algidon


    Was A Game of Proof worth the listening time?

    waste of money will try for a refund


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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