This gripping, clear-sighted, necessary examination of the principles, the personalities, and the politics of a fundamental dilemma of our democracy has all the drama and intellectual substance of Turow's celebrated fiction.
©2003 Scott Turow; (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"This is a sober and elegantly concise examination of a complex, fraught topic...an invaluable, objective look at both sides of this critical but highly charged debate." (Publishers Weekly)
This was a fascinating and even-sided review of the pros and cons of the death penalty. Turow was chosen to be on Governor Ryan's committee to review the death penalty in Illinois, and Turow joined without an opinion on the subject. He reviews the arguments that both sides like to present for and against the death penalty in an even handed manner, and then examines the truth of the claims. It gave me insight into the limitations that our current court system has regarding capital cases and the application of the death penalty. I particularly enjoy audiobooks read by the author, this one kept my interest both from the good reading and the topic.
I am an audio learner so this is a great option for me. In addition I had to travel this week for a funeral and I get motion sick easily. I was assigned to read this book and write a report on it. Thanks to Kindle and Audible I was able to get the "reading" done and I was able to highlight notable sections and add notes as well which will make it much easier for me to assemble my report! Life saver!
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