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Stay of Execution

By: William P. Wood
Narrated by: John McLain
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Publisher's Summary

Wood delivers another knock-out punch - the story of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Keegan, who is running for reelection…and running from the truth about his wife's recent death in a fiery car accident. Prompted by his anguish, Keegan decides to prosecute an explosive murder case himself. Now his reputation hangs in the balance.

©1995 William P. Wood (P)2014 Audible Studios

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Very good story

Loved this book it kept me up for hours listening to it. Couldn’t wait for the ending so I listened for hours! You will love the story line

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most excellent read- tense & dramatic

Its hard to predict the wins if any in this intense court case drama.
Riveting.
George Keegan is not a perfect man and finds himself rethinking his ways.
I loved that character. I fought with him. Believed in him.Applauded him. Condemned him. Admired him.

Is it time to redefine himself?
Is it the right time to take risk?
only at the end will know ....

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Poor ending.

Good intense, story though out most of the book. solid characters, relevant details, but the ending lacked finality.

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Worst Narration Ever

I was actually interested in the story, but couldn't get far because of the awful reading. Flat and nasal with no variation in tone at all. So surprised that it was released like this.

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Worth listening to

Just glancing at title, didn’t think it was my type of book. Getting tired of gruesome murder details. BUT, this book did not have that. It is face paced with well formed characters you can easily see in your mind. Story intriguing & sucks you in. Interesting book. Def enjoyed it.

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Lousy narration

It was hard to enjoy the book and get involved with the storyline because of the narrator. The characters seemed one dimensional.

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Hard to stay engaged.

this story was hard to stay engaged in. struggled to not fast forward to end.

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a waste of time

I really wanted to like this book but it was just so full of minutia. Just blah blah blah blah blah. I even listen to it at the speed of 1.75 and it still wasn't fast enough. The story was extremely painful to get through. I skipped maybe five or more chapters and was not at a loss of what was going on. save yourself some time and find another book.

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hard to follow

Hard to follow! kept listening because it was free.
I would not recommend this book.

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BORING & MONOTONE

The story line was slow and unappealing. There are NO great court room moments to excite the reader. It was a poor and unexciting novel. I expected a court and law thriller to have expounded more upon the judicial proceedings and justice system. The story fell as FLAT as the narrator's voice. It was like listening to a Nichols Cage movie, expressionless, monotone and boring
I typically breeze through 1 book in two days, this one took me 3-4 days and I skipped through 4 of the final chapters.