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Presumed Innocent Audiobook

Presumed Innocent

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Publisher's Summary

Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case - that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.

©1987 Scott Turow (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding.... The suspense is relentless.... Surprise follows surprise.... The work of a profoundly gifted writer." (The New York Times)

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    Amazon Customer 11-25-12

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    "Great Story, Outstanding Narrator"

    I read the book years ago but there is so little decent fiction available on Audible.com (aka Harlequin Romance Online) that when i saw it on sale I download it. Let me advise you not to listen to this on your way to work because you will be sitting in your car in an empty parking lot with the sun going down still listening and will have to explain your strange behavior to your co-workers the next day.

    Scott Turow's powerful words enhanced by Ed Herman's perfect rendition is almost too rich an experience. As soon as it ended I downloaded the next Rusty Savage book, at full price mind you, to hear more of Herman's range of voices and emotions. In twenty years of listening to books on tape (as they were once called) I have never heard better.

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    Betsy brooklyn, NY 10-29-12
    Betsy brooklyn, NY 10-29-12 Member Since 2016

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Beautifully constructed."

    Not out of date. This story still stands as a brilliantly developed court room story.

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    Greg Wilson 01-05-12
    Greg Wilson 01-05-12 Member Since 2016

    Architectural Photographer based in Florida

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    "Entertaining Masterful Storytelling"

    I truly enjoyed this legal mystery. Engaging from the beginning with splendid character development that allowed me to care about the participants. Herrmann's narration was inspired and will tempt me to invest in another of his works. Highly recommended book well worth the time and credit.

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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 12-12-11
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2013
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    "For Listening In The Dark"

    Even though the bookl is 30 years old it is Not dated The story is told in the delicious manner of the first person that Ifind so appealing. Scott Turow truely knows how turn a phrase to make the story flow smoothly. The narrator has just the right tone of voice to grab that flow and you for just the right ride on the rapids or the smoothness of the deeps. Totally enjoyed it and I am currently enjoying the sequel and I am only 2 hours into it

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    Sharon 10-16-10
    Sharon 10-16-10
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    "Slow-going"

    I found this book to be very "draggy". The main character's continuous lamentations were really boring.

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    Daniel Parkville, MD, United States 09-09-10
    Daniel Parkville, MD, United States 09-09-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Horribly Slow"

    This is probably one of the worst books I have listened too. Their is no buildup, there is no cohesion, and to make matters worse, the Narrator is horrible. I tried to listen but was unable to stay awake during drive times.

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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 08-09-10
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 08-09-10 Member Since 2005
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    "X-Rated, Good Characters, Poetic Prose"

    Normally a book like this is one I quickly recommend to friends and family. But the very graphic scenes make me hesitant to do that. If that doesn't bother you, then you should enjoy this one. I can't imagine another narrator doing a better job with this book... a perfect fit for the author's toughtful, almost poetic writing. The first person perspective added a nice touch, since few are done that way these days. While I suspected who dunnit very early in the book, it still kept me interested and not quite sure until the end.

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    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, PA 07-25-10
    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, PA 07-25-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Not like the movie"

    I'm not finished this book yet. I have to keep turning it off - there's too much cursing. The story takes a while to get off the ground, but now - about 4 hours into it - it seems to be picking up. But if I had known there was so much cursing, I would not have bought this book.

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    B. Adair texas 06-08-14
    B. Adair texas 06-08-14

    I love books with significance

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    "Lots of bad language"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. To much bad language


    Any additional comments?

    The story was good but the language was offensive. it did not add to the story and the author could have used other words rather than taking the name of the Lord in vain.

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    Phil 08-07-13
    Phil 08-07-13
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    "No Redeeming Value"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am an avid reader and have been for years. I love books from various genres and have read many bestsellers by popular modern authors including books by authors from this genre (Grisham, Patterson, etc.). Having said that, this book contains multiple gratuitous depraved sex acts described in morbid detail. I got half way through the book and finally decided to throw in the towel after listening to a disgusting, debased, violent male prison sex scene. A total waste of a credit for me.


    What was most disappointing about Scott Turow’s story?

    Lack of redeeming value of any of the characters and gratuitous sex scenes.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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