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  • The Ophelia Cut

  • Dismas Hardy, Book 14
  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (427 ratings)

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The Ophelia Cut

By: John Lescroart
Narrated by: David Colacci
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When a brutal rapist is murdered, a loving father stands accused of the crime. Defense attorney Dismas Hardy must defend his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire in a thrilling case that hits far too close to home.

Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful 23-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.

Within 24 hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues’ careers.

As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors - until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?

For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the author’s most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroart’s extraordinary storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

©2013 John Lescroart (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Irritating narration

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I don't believe I've heard this narrator before, and I will avoid listening to him again. He performs way too fast, which likely he believes amps up the drama although it makes me feel rushed and harried. In addition, he does not put any pause in between sections (such as the switch from what's going on with one character to a different scene) so I'm listening along and all of a sudden I wonder "how did we get from there to here in this split-second?"

I have read most of the Dismas Hardy books, which is a much more enjoyable endeavor than this listening.

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