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Presumed Innocent Audiobook

Presumed Innocent

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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

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

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    Sharon United States 12-09-12
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    "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
    Joange Rice, VA, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2013
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    "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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    Marilee 12-04-12
    Marilee 12-04-12

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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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    Timothy 12-03-12
    Timothy 12-03-12 Member Since 2011
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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
    Janet HOLT, MI, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "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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    Amazon Customer 11-25-12

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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
    Betsy brooklyn, NY 10-29-12 Member Since 2017

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Beautifully constructed."

    Not out of date.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

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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 12-12-11
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2013
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    "For Listening In The Dark"

    Even though the bookl is 30 years old it is Not dated The story is told in the delicious manner of the first person that Ifind so appealing. Scott Turow truely knows how turn a phrase to make the story flow smoothly. The narrator has just the right tone of voice to grab that flow and you for just the right ride on the rapids or the smoothness of the deeps. Totally enjoyed it and I am currently enjoying the sequel and I am only 2 hours into it

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    "Slow-going"

    I found this book to be very "draggy". The main character's continuous lamentations were really boring.

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    Daniel Parkville, MD, United States 09-09-10
    Daniel Parkville, MD, United States 09-09-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Horribly Slow"

    This is probably one of the worst books I have listened too. Their is no buildup, there is no cohesion, and to make matters worse, the Narrator is horrible. I tried to listen but was unable to stay awake during drive times.

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