Degree of Guilt : Christopher Paget

  • by Richard North Patterson
  • Narrated by Alexander Adams
  • Series: Christopher Paget
  • 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christopher Paget is a trial lawyer with a famous past. As a young investigator he brought down a president. It cost him his relationship with Mary Carelli. Fifteen years have passed while Paget raises their son, seeking privacy. Until a murder changes everything.Now a television journalist, Mary is charged in an eminent novelist's death. Her defense is attempted rape, and she wants Paget to defend her. But a fateful question remains: was it self-defense...or murder?


What the Critics Say

"One intense courtroom clash after another....An intelligent and gripping thriller." (Washington Post)


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A must listen for most

This is a good book. It is well written and read. The characters are intense and the relationships handled in the story complex. The plot dwells around rape and sexual abuse, but the book is also about the way multiple relationships function while handling complex issues. There are powerful husband-wife, son-father, girlfriends, friends and more relationships scenes in the book that may touch you. And, yes there is a super plot full of suspense and excellent courtroom drama with an intelligent judge who became one of my favorite characters in the book. Who, why, how did it question in the book makes it even more gripping.

It is a classic thriller that provided me with a great time!
Let not the size of the book nor the year of publication give you second thoughts?download now and you will not be disappointed.
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- Rajesh "Legal Thrillers, crime, fiction. humor and a bit of management sprinkled with some self improvement. All through Audible."

Great Court Room and Family Drama

Ignore the naysayers -- this is an outstanding novel featuring an engrossing court room drama. The story is lengthy but superb in terms of characters, legal drama and pace. Some say it needed a different/better narrator, but I appreciated Adams' performance because it did not get in the way of the story. He simply told it, using a minimum of different voices. If you are a fan of legal/court room dramas, this is a must read. Patterson truly nailed it.
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- Paula "Enjoying one good listen after the next!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape