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
This book is intricately woven, with twists and turns at every corner. Great courtroom drama but even more powerful as a family tragedy. Beautifully written.
Not sure. Since his first ONE L, I've been a big Scott Turow fan but if this book would have been written by anyone else, I would have stopped listening somewhere about Chapter 5
Improbability and far too many story lines. A potboiler for sure.
I have no idea
No, there are many great authors.
The narrator can only read the written word. If it isn't good neither will be the narration.
All of them. They have no identity.
Please do not neglect to listen to the sample; it does not get any better and it was my mistake. Turow has written good books way back. He should go there and try again..
He missed here. This book is boring. The reviews are correct.
For a non-Greek, the names, nicknames and random and constant references to Greek tragedies, this book is more difficult to follow. Especially the female character whose odd name sounds like another English word, and the two were used in way too many sentences together, putting a listener at a disadvantage. It seemed to be an allegory for a Greek tragedy, and not the Turow I expected. It is not the mystery I thought I would get from this master.
I have listened to all of Turow's other books. While a number of them are a bit slow, this one unbearably slow. Very predictable and he goes completely off on a tangent to try to build characters. You could skip significant portions of the book and not really miss anything because he doesn't stay on course with the story. I stopped just over half way through and only after forcing myself to listen for at least an additional hour.
I've recently retired. One goal I have is to catch up on books I've have not had time to read. I rotate Classics,Thrillers,history.
The whole story lacked imagination. The Characters were cartoonish and lacked depth.
Scott seemed to go out of his way to express his political leanings.
I thought the performance was okay provided the material.
The story was just not up to par, compared to his other books.
Monotone and boring
I am very easy to please, but this story was really hard to follow. The entire experience was negative so much so that I couldn't even finish it, which is something that I never do! I like Scott Turow. Perhaps this is just one story that doesn't translate well into Audio format? Who knows?
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