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Identical | [Scott Turow]

Identical

Identical, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins, Paul and Cass Giannis, and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The audiobook focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon.
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Identical, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins, Paul and Cass Giannis, and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The audiobook focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon. The plot centers on the re-investigation of Athena's murder, carried out together by Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie, 81, a former homicide detective. The complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal - as only Scott Turow could weave - dramatically unfolds, and the chilling truth is revealed: People will believe what they want to believe.

©2013 Scott Turow (P)2013 Hachette

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    Bookmarque 11-16-14
    Bookmarque 11-16-14 Member Since 2007

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    "Twins and the spin"

    Eh, it was ok. Any story involving crime and identical twins has elements that you can expect; one covering up for the other, extreme devotion or hatred, one taking the place of the other and fooling the people they know, living life as one person interchangeably, etc. The application of those elements will depend on the rest of the story and it does here. It got bogged down in a lot of family history and personal insights that didn’t move the plot forward or heighten any sense of mystery, suspense or drama. It felt weighty and torpid. I did like that the primary investigator was brought back at 81 years old and proved effective. Usually those old dudes are relegated to porches and parlors, reeling off their tale of frustration or triumph to the new investigator who will no doubt, stand on his shoulders. This time Tim goes back over the evidence and shows that what he found could have been spun to damn or exculpate, but also that what he didn’t find was just out of reach. Nice touch, but it couldn’t save the book for me and while I remained interested, I wasn’t really riveted.

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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 10-13-14
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 10-13-14 Member Since 2009
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    "A lot of words that are not what i wanted"
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Henry Leyva?

    His style is better that not quite a monotone. Had the book kept my interest my view of the narrator might have changed


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed in this effort by Turow. It almost seemed to me that a book was due where he could make a few bucks. I felt he got away from his base of having an attornet represent a client well.


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    Dot Juneau, AK, United States 03-10-14
    Dot Juneau, AK, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Fiction or political statement"

    I have read 3 or 4 of Scott Turrow's books before and I enjoy the creative twists and turns, but he spent so much time during the first quarter of this book discussing his idea of the "good" Democrats and the "evil" Republicans, I almost did not finish reading it. I found all the political party references distracting. . I feel sorry for Mr. Turrow if the only people he ever met who were kind and generous with high ideals are Democrats.
    Truth is, the story could have easily been told without all the references to the Dems and the R's. I am sure if the D's are so good and the R's are so bad, an intelligent reader could have chosen the correct party without having been told who was who. Yes, yes I read the whole thing, but got distracted by all the political party diatribe, and I have now subscribed to railing on myself.. LOL

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barton Carmel,, IN, USA 03-08-14
    Barton Carmel,, IN, USA 03-08-14
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    "Poorest Effort Yet by Scott Turow"
    Would you try another book from Scott Turow and/or Henry Leyva?

    I found the narrator only a C as compared to other narrators. Turow seems to be a hit and miss author and this story got bogged down in minutia and lesbian activity.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, but not Scott Turow


    What character would you cut from Identical?

    Evon Miller. She adds nothing to this story. If Turow wants to write about lesbian relationships he should find another genre than crime stories.


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    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 01-19-14
    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Scott Turow at his best"

    I have now read enough of Turow's work that I usually get the punchline before I get to the end of the book.... But not so with this one. The tale is believable and complex and holds the reader's attention all the way through. I recommend it highly!

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    victoria New York, NY, United States 01-04-14
    victoria New York, NY, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Couldn't finish it"

    .... because the narration was so inane. Probably not fair to Turow, who has a great track record of publishing good legal procedurals.

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    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 11-13-13
    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2008

    No matter where you go, there you are.

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    "Cluttered, Trite, Ethnocentric to a Fault"

    Spent too much time sorting out the players in a muddled opening and it did not get better. I guess this has something to do with the genetics of identical twins, but frankly, who cares. Just because Turow tries to spice it up with politicians and billionaires, does not an interesting novel make. More evidence of a one-hit wonder!

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    L. O. Pardue Atlanta, GA United States 11-12-13
    L. O. Pardue Atlanta, GA United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2010

    I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.

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    "Not my favorite of Turow's"

    I love Scott Turow's books. I could not wait for this new book to come out and bought it the night before I left on a trip. Yet, this book just didn't grab me at the beginning or get any better. While the writing is superb, the plot was somewhat silly. I figured out the simplistic story early on and wasn't at all satisfied when I was correct. I just wanted this book to be better.

    Where were the courtroom scenes? How about one character I wanted to hear more about? I will look forward to Mr. Turow's next book because he is allowed one less than good book since all his other books are so great.

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    Gary West Lafayette, IN, United States 11-06-13
    Gary West Lafayette, IN, United States 11-06-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Silly"
    What disappointed you about Identical?

    The story was unbelievable. The complexity was excessive. Way too many characters.
    I gave up 1/2 way thru and that rarely happens.


    Has Identical turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. However, Scott Turow is definitely off my list of authors. Some of his previous books were great. Not this time.


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    Kitty Reno, NV 10-29-13
    Kitty Reno, NV 10-29-13 Member Since 2002

    I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.

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    "Interesting..."

    This was an interesting book, but not one that kept me on the edge of my seat. Although not a page turner, it was worth the credit. It had some unexpected twists and turns. Scott Turow is a very talented author. I will continue to buy his books.

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