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The Burden of Proof Audiobook

The Burden of Proof

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Publisher's Summary

Presumed Innocent was the fiction debut of the decade - a magnetic work of suspense that earned Turow acclaim for his unparalleled storytelling gifts. Now, in a brilliant follow-up, Scott Turow stakes his claim as an American master, in a mesmerizing novel of law, family and deceit.

Alejandro "Sandy" Stern - the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent - comes home to discover that his wife of 30 years has committed suicide, leaving behind a web of mystery, money, and guilt. While Stern hunts for answers, he is caught up in the threatened Federal prosecution of his most powerful and troublesome client - his own brother-in-law. Now, after a life of success, Sandy Stern is a man in desperate need of many truths - about his family, his uncertain future, and the troubled legacy his wife left behind.

©1991 Scott Turow (P)2010 Hachette

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not worth purchasing"

    A disjointed story with unnecessary tangential story lines that do not add to the narrative. The protagonists unrealistic sex drive to mate with every female is revolving. Save your money.

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    janeth p. 01-20-15
    janeth p. 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great twists. Not quite as good as presumption"

    This good ultimately develops to be exciting and interesting. However the character development and psychology, while interesting, drags it down a bit. I thought the reader's voice was less pleasant than others I have heard.

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    Marguerite Longueuil, QC, Canada 05-03-13
    Marguerite Longueuil, QC, Canada 05-03-13 Member Since 2008

    Love thought provoking and well written mystery or suspense novels.

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    "Outstanding Writer!"

    Scott Turow is an amazing writer. I read approximately 3 novels a week and while I enjoy many authors, there are few that can hold your attention and keep you guessing right to the last page like Scott. He has an amazing talent for plot and characters. This book, along with the others are ones I give people as gifts often because I am excited to turn other people into fans. Nobody should miss this talent. While his books can all stand on their own I suggest you read them in order since I think it will help with the storylines.
    Now if we could just get him to write more - encore, encore !

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Manhattan Beach, CA, United States 09-22-11
    James Manhattan Beach, CA, United States 09-22-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Way too mushy for me"

    Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent was a fantastic novel: a gritty, twisty courtroom drama with interesting characters and insight into flawed human characters. In The Burden of Proof, Mr. Turow tells a deeply thoughtful, sympathetic, tragic and highly boring story about one of the characters from the first novel (i.e., Sandy Stern). To me, this book was not very engaging or interesting. Just one man's opinion ...

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    Angelyn S. Furst 10-21-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Good"

    I enjoyed the book, but at times it somewhat dragged. It was one of those books that are entertaining to read and entirely forgettable.

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    suemarga 06-18-11
    suemarga 06-18-11 Member Since 2001
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    "ho hum"

    I did not find the story in this book at all compelling. Combine that with the monotone narration and the result borders on painful. The narrator does different accents nicely but overall his reading is monotone. I would not recommend this book.

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    TayKen Scottsdale 06-14-12
    TayKen Scottsdale 06-14-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Too Predictable"
    What disappointed you about The Burden of Proof?

    This book was disappointing because of so many things. I found the story to be weak and predictable. In fact, I lost interest after the first hour or so, but I forced myself to listen to the end.


    What was most disappointing about Scott Turow’s story?

    Too predictable and generic characters.


    What didn’t you like about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance?

    The voice was too annoying. It just grates on the nerves.


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    Patrick 10-12-10
    Patrick 10-12-10
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    "excellent"

    Though I listen to this out of order, it was still very entertaining. Really good material brought to life by a fine performance of Mr. Lloyd.

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