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  • The 13th Juror

  • A Dismas Hardy Novel
  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

In The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another first rate author-reader collaboration

  • By Jane on 05-05-13

Boring to the point of irritability.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-17

I could not get past the first half an hour. It would be bad enough if it put me to sleep, but it was too irritating for that.

  • Damage

  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who’ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family’s heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming district attorney dashed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Falls far short

  • By Helen on 01-17-11

Highly soporific

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-17

Would you try another book from John Lescroart and/or David Colacci?

No! No! No! No! The book would put me to sleep if it were not so irritating.

What could John Lescroart have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Become a plumber.

Would you be willing to try another one of David Colacci’s performances?

Not on a dare. Not even you paid me.

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

Not as far as I could tell.

Any additional comments?

The commentsI have already made are probably useless. Why waste any more keystokes?