Scott Turow
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Scott Turow

Scott Turow was born in Chicago in 1949. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970, receiving a fellowship to Stanford University Creative Writing Center which he attended from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1975 Turow taught creative writing at Stanford. In 1975, he entered Harvard Law School, graduating with honors in 1978. From 1978 to 1986, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, serving as lead prosecutor in several high-visibility federal trials investigating corruption in the Illinois judiciary. In 1995, in a major pro bono legal effort he won a reversal in the murder conviction of a man who had spent 11 years in prison, many of them on death row, for a crime another man confessed to.

Today, he is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal an international law firm, where his practice centers on white-collar criminal litigation and involves representation of individuals and companies in all phases of criminal matters. Turow lives outside Chicago

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    • Presumed Innocent

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the stunning portrayal of one man's all-too-human, all-consuming fatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife....

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Testimony

    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Wayne Pyle
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 534
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 482

    At the age of 50, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of insights to human failings and achievement

    • By Adventure Seeker on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Innocent

    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,063

    Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, 20 years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Book

    • By Suzn F on 05-10-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • One L

    • The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a best seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A well-told and well-written account

    • By william c thill on 08-29-05
    • The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 08-01-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 338 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Burden of Proof

    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 528
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
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      4 out of 5 stars 346

    Turow's brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent returns to face a shattering emotional crisis in his own family....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Yet

    • By Suzn F on 09-15-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Ordinary Heroes

    • A Novel
    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 915
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    Stewart gains a closer understanding of his past, of his father's character, and of the brutal nature of war itself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, even better performance

    • By davidpvny on 11-28-05

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Pleading Guilty

    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 174

    An ex-cop partner at a high-powered law firm tracks the firm's star litigator, who has disappeared with $5 million of a client's money....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • All in all, not so great.

    • By Richard Delman on 02-12-17

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Limitations

    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Life would seem to have gone well for judge George Mason. So what is it about the horrific case of sexual assault on trial in his courtroom that has led him to question his fitness to judge....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • behind the scenes in the courthouse

    • By Suzn F on 05-19-07

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Identical

    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 521
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 440

    Identical is the story of identical twins, Paul and Cass Giannis, and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Courtroom Drama Takes a Back Seat

    • By Jacqueline on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Reversible Errors

    • By: Scott Turow
    • Narrated by: J. R. Horne
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Rommy "Squirrel" Gandolph is a Yellow Man, an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder in Kindle County...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An engaging story

    • By Kent on 01-23-03

    Regular price: $27.93

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