Monday, June 21, 2010

INNOCENT AUDIO BOOK: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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NATIONAL AUDIO BOOK MONTH GIVEAWAY
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INNOCENT
An Audio Book
BY SCOTT TUROW
READ BY EDWARD HERMANN


ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty and Tommy. More than twenty years after Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head-to-head in the shattering murder trial of Presumed Innocent, the men are pitted against each other once again in a riveting psychological match. When Sabich, now over sixty years old and the chief judge of an appellate court, finds his wife, Barbara, dead under mysterious circumstances, Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, setting into motion a trial that is vintage Turow—the courtroom at its most taut and explosive.

With his characteristic insight into both the dark truths of the human psyche and the dense intricacies of the criminal justice system, Scott Turow proves once again that some books simply compel us to read late into the night, desperate to know who did it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of seven best-selling novels: Presumed Innocent (1987), The Burden of Proof (1990), Pleading Guilty (1993), The Laws of Our Fathers (1996), Personal Injuries (1999), Reversible Errors (2002) and Ordinary Heroes (2005). A novella, Limitations, was published as a paperback original in November 2006 by Picador following its serialization in The New York Times Magazine. His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty.

MY REVIEW:

When Scott Turow gave readers the gift of PRESUMED INNOCENT in 1987, they rejoiced as more people found a new idol in courtroom literature to worship due to the great popularity of the novel. But alas, that was the last we saw of Rusty Sabich, the young prosecuting hero of the story who was wrongly accused of murder and starred in the novel that had millions glued to the pages of a story to savor and hated to have it end. But wishes do come true as Rusty Sabich is back after 23 too long years, and Turow has made it happen FINALLY with the just released INNOCENT. In PRESUMED INNOCENT, Rusty Sabich was of course acquitted and so now is a judge of the appellate court after enjoying a lucrative career as a prosecuting attorney.

Set in Kindle County, a sense of déjà vu sets in as once again Rusty Sabich is involved in a suspicious death. He had awakened to find his wife Barbara dead, but waits 24 hours before calling police. The investigation is headed up by the same prosecutor involved with Sabich’s first suspected murder. Tommy Molto is back again as that investigator. Sabich also brings back Sandy Stern to defend him as he did when he got him off the first time.

Scott Turow brings so much depth and reality to his characters and that is one thing that holds your interest. For instance, Sandy Stern shows a more human side as he has cancer but pulls himself together to help Sabich, especially against his persistent adversary, Molto. Turow’s courtroom story obviously comes from experience and you can tell that in his moving and realistic account. The twists and turns in the story along with the new characters that Turow introduces into the familiar Sabich theme make this well worth waiting for. I will say that if you haven’t read PRESUMED INNOCENT you might do that first, or if it has been a while, you may want to read it again. I did and was glad that I had. INNOCENT can certainly stand on its own but be much smoother reading if you start with PRESUMED INNOCENT. Perhaps using audio books for both will make this more relaxing, especially if you are trying to review the first before reading, or listening to INNOCENT. Either way, enjoy what is sure to be one of the big, must read books of 2010.

GIVEAWAY
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THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
THREE COPIES OF THIS FABULOUS
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!



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43 comments:

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Chèli said...

Can't believe I'm first!

I'm always looking for a great new series to read and to listen is even better!

Sounds like it's move over Perry Mason!

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I love courtroom stories. And better late than never a sequel to Presumed Innocent.

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grannyvon said...

This is another legal thriller. I loved Presummed Innocent. This should be just as good. Scott Turow writes books that you can't put down until you finish. I also love the fact that it is an audiobook. That helps these old eyes. Thanks for the chance to win! ybutler@oppcatv.com

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I’m so excited about this book. I love that he is writing the follow up and bringing back all the wonderful characters. Although it’s been years since I read the original and saw the movie with Harrison Ford….I’ve never forgotten it. It was such a powerful story!!! And now his wife is dead…..Oh boy, looks like he is in the hot seat again.

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Benita said...

I'm fascinated by the mystery and drama. I read Presumed Innocent and can't wait to either read or listen to Innocent.


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Your review reminded me that I've read Presumed Innocent and would love to have this Audiobook to follow the characters as I commute
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I liked how you suggested we read Presumed Innocent first-- I have - now I want this one and I love audio books. So please pick me.

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Shirley said...

I read your review and that makes me want to read this book, I'm going to order the first one today.
I look forward to reading them both.

glad I'm not one of them waiting 23 years though. I like to read series and such back to back

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