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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

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

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    Timothy 12-03-12
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    "The best legal thriller I have ever read. Period."

    I bought this on a whim, having never heard of it or Scott Turow before. Man, had I missed something. I greatly enjoy the legal thriller genre, even though I haven't read all that many of them. This was far and away the best I have ever read, made even better by Edward Herrmann's literally pitch perfect narration. I've never heard him narrate before, but he ranks right up there with the greats like John Lee and Simon Prebble.

    All the characters are beautifully drawn and credible, brought to life by the wonderful narration. It's also really a pleasure to read a book that has been so carefully crafted in every detail, backed up by what is apparently really thorough research and familiarity with the subject matter.

    It's almost impossible to really write anything about this book without creating a spoiler, so I'll just say: If you enjoy first-class, intelligent and suspenseful legal fiction get this book. It's brilliant, and I literally couldn't stop listening until I'd finished. And now I'm sorry that I didn't make it last longer, which is always a pretty sure sign of an outstanding read.

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    Janet HOLT, MI, United States 12-02-12
    Janet HOLT, MI, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listen. I'll get the second book."
    If you could sum up Presumed Innocent in three words, what would they be?

    Tense, unexpected end.


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

    Probably nothing. I have a good imagination.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the real murderer was revealed.


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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

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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 08-09-10
    Alex 08-09-10
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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 2016

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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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