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Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape and eventually identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken - but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After 11 years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face - and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives. In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.
©2009 Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton (P)2009 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Injustice and redemption are overused words, but this heartfelt joint memoir justifies its subtitle." ( Kirkus)"Touching" ( Library Journal)
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By Professor Sombrero on 06-13-09

Listen for the story not the writing

The story was compelling and they did a good job of building anticipation even though you know the outcome - particularly in the beginning. The writing itself was ok. The female reader was a little too sing-songy but I liked the male reader. It did prompt me to research a little more about it on the internet. I gave it for stars because of the subject matter and how sad yet positive it ends up. I'd have only given it three based on the writing itself.

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By Tony Moore on 02-10-14

Incredible Story!!!

Where does Picking Cotton rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It would be in my top 10 maybe even my top 5.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Picking Cotton?

When Ronald meets goes to prison

What about Richard Allen and Karen White ’s performance did you like?

Everything,

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, and again.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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