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Publisher's Summary

Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case - that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.

©1987 Scott Turow (P)2010 Hachette

Critic Reviews

"Spellbinding.... The suspense is relentless.... Surprise follows surprise.... The work of a profoundly gifted writer." (The New York Times)

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A True Classic

Would you listen to Presumed Innocent again? Why?

Presumed Innocent is a classic, an always enjoyable listen!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to listen and listen but I never wanted it to end....VERY well written!

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  • Thomas
  • Chambersburg, PA, United States
  • 12-19-12

Too much detail

It is a great story line and interesting. The author, as with his other books, spends way to much time on inane details and diatribes. This is the second one of his books I have read and probably will not read anymore.
The performance was excellent but the boring interludes detracted from it.

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Held my attention.

One case where the book is better than the movie. I would have enjoyed this more if I had not seen the movie, nor already knew the premise and ending, but I was still interested in the characters and development of the plot.
Satisfying conclusion.

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  • Sharon
  • United States
  • 12-09-12

Exellent!! Keeps you guessing untill the end!!

One of the best books I've listened to in a while. New to this author, but so glad that I took the chance!

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  • Joange
  • Rice, VA, United States
  • 12-07-12

Amazing!!!

I just couldn't stop listening!!! This book started out a bit slow and I wondered where it would end up. WOW!! Twists everywhere. Great characters, wonderful reader and all-around good story. I plan to read more Turow!

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Exquisite narrator, compelling courtroom drama.

Where does Presumed Innocent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I read this book when it was first published and thought it was good. The audiobook was so much better. Edward Herrmann was a surprise. His narration translated a good book into a moving experience. The beautiful prose written by Turrow was was brought to life.For these reasons, I would say this is a must listen. It's much more that just a courtroom drama.Do yourself a favor and try it.

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The best legal thriller I have ever read. Period.

I bought this on a whim, having never heard of it or Scott Turow before. Man, had I missed something. I greatly enjoy the legal thriller genre, even though I haven't read all that many of them. This was far and away the best I have ever read, made even better by Edward Herrmann's literally pitch perfect narration. I've never heard him narrate before, but he ranks right up there with the greats like John Lee and Simon Prebble.

All the characters are beautifully drawn and credible, brought to life by the wonderful narration. It's also really a pleasure to read a book that has been so carefully crafted in every detail, backed up by what is apparently really thorough research and familiarity with the subject matter.

It's almost impossible to really write anything about this book without creating a spoiler, so I'll just say: If you enjoy first-class, intelligent and suspenseful legal fiction get this book. It's brilliant, and I literally couldn't stop listening until I'd finished. And now I'm sorry that I didn't make it last longer, which is always a pretty sure sign of an outstanding read.

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  • Janet
  • HOLT, MI, United States
  • 12-02-12

Great listen. I'll get the second book.

If you could sum up Presumed Innocent in three words, what would they be?

Tense, unexpected end.

What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Probably nothing. I have a good imagination.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the real murderer was revealed.

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Great Story, Outstanding Narrator

I read the book years ago but there is so little decent fiction available on Audible.com (aka Harlequin Romance Online) that when i saw it on sale I download it. Let me advise you not to listen to this on your way to work because you will be sitting in your car in an empty parking lot with the sun going down still listening and will have to explain your strange behavior to your co-workers the next day.

Scott Turow's powerful words enhanced by Ed Herman's perfect rendition is almost too rich an experience. As soon as it ended I downloaded the next Rusty Savage book, at full price mind you, to hear more of Herman's range of voices and emotions. In twenty years of listening to books on tape (as they were once called) I have never heard better.

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  • Betsy
  • brooklyn, NY
  • 10-29-12

Beautifully constructed.

Not out of date. This story still stands as a brilliantly developed court room story.