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The Guilty One Audiobook

The Guilty One: A Novel

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An eight-year-old boy is found dead in a playground...and his 11-year-old neighbor is accused of the crime. Leading the defense is London solicitor Daniel Hunter, a champion of lost causes.

A damaged boy from a troubled home, Daniel's young client, Sebastian, reminds Daniel of his own turbulent childhood and of Minnie, the devoted woman whose love saved him. But one terrible act of betrayal irrevocably shattered their bond.

As past and present collide, Daniel is faced with disturbing questions. Will his sympathy for Sebastian and his own memories blind him to the truth? What happened in the park - and who, ultimately, is to blame for a little boy's death? Rethinking everything he's ever believed, Daniel begins to understand what it means to be wrong...and to be the guilty one.

©2012 Lisa Ballantyne (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    J. A. Katz 04-28-16
    J. A. Katz 04-28-16 Member Since 2006

    Avid listener of mysteries, thrillers, a little sci fi. Also enjoy self improvement titles. Mom, wife, Social Media Coordinator for biz.

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    "Painfully overwritten! Skip this one please!"
    What would have made The Guilty One better?

    A story. Any story where something actually happened. This would have made a great short story - like 60-90 minutes. Most every scene is a description and nothing actually occurs. It was painful to listen all the way to the end.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Ballantyne again?

    Sadly, no.


    What about Steve West’s performance did you like?

    Great voice talent. Very good at taking on all ages and both sexes.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Guilty One?

    Most all of it.


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    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 02-11-16
    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story and great narration"

    I have listened to a ton of books and this is one of my favorites, though parts of it were very sad. I would highly recommend this one, it didn't disappoint.

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    C Reese 01-03-16
    C Reese 01-03-16
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    "The Guilty One"

    Amazing story and an amazing performance by the narrator. Very well done. I would recommend it to anyone.

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    Effortless luxe 09-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "You will fall in love with the characters"

    I love the way that this author wrote her characters. She brought you in. Although there were some sad parts of the story, overall I very much enjoyed reading it. I even try to find another book by this author.

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    Natalie Lehr 08-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    I struggled to finish this story. While the premise was quite promising I just don't feel like everything came together like it should have. this story could have flowed so much better. The ending was also a great dissapointment. I'm not one for happy endings anyway but this ending just felt extremely lacking.

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    linda honour 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    narrartor was excellent. good story. ienjoyed and could not stop lisrening. two stories in one was entertaining.

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    Rianna 06-04-16
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    "Not a great "suspense" story, but a well told stor"

    The narrator was fantastic - excellent voice actor who really brought the emotion to each character.

    The story itself had some fairly predictable elements, but how they were told made it an enjoyable listen. Any time an author can breathe new life into a muder trial is refreshing.

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