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First, this was a powerful, well-written book, and there is so much going on inside this horrifying story that it more than fills every minute of running time with fascinating details you want to learn more about. The narration is professional and ideally suited to the material, so much so that the narrator practically disappears behind the well-presented story line. So purely as entertaining, compelling reading (listening), it gets very high marks. But it is also an IMPORTANT story, one that needs to be told and understood by anyone who cares about the way our criminal justice system works (or, occasionally, DOESN'T work). Perhaps the heroes appear a bit too heroic and the villains are a bit too villianous, and it almost feels like a carefully plotted Grisham thriller at times . . . but you can't help concluding that it probably seems that way because these people really WERE that heroic and/or despicable and this impossible situation really did happen. Are there other sides to this story that could be told as well? Possibly. And if they ever are, I can only hope they are told as powerfully and fairly and compellingly as Yeager and Pressler told this story. As a result, I highly recommend this book, both because it is an important story that needs to be heard, but also because the authors and narrator make that medicine go down in a surprisingly enjoyable, compellingly readable way.
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What a story. This must be what the Civil Rights Movement refers to as persecution of skin. This book is as riveting as any fiction I have ever listened to. These people were greatly and needlessly wronged. Nifong and the Accuser should be jailed. The State of North Carolina, Duke University, the Gang of 88 rabid Leftists, and many in the Media should pay millions in damage and millions more in punitive justice. This book should be required reading for anyone sending a child off to college.
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