In the Shadow of the Law
- Narrated by: Craig Wasson
- Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-19-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Books on Tape
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"Outstanding debut....A fascinating insider's look into the culture of a high-stakes firm....Most of all it's the vividness and complexity of the characters, drawn with the precision and authority of a winning legal argument, that heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Emese on 06-30-05
This is a great audiobook, I could hardly put it down.
The book shows the inside workings of a high powered D.C. lawfirm through the eyes of some of its associates and partners. Some of the characters are likeable and some are less so but all seem human, real, and very well developed.
Do not expect a high energy courtroom thriller though. Instead, this book leads the listener into the inner intricacies of the law, the lawfirm, and into the minds of the lawyers. In addition to the actual happenings, the characters tend to philosophise about their lives and the law, which makes this book somehow deeper and more gripping than the usual legal mysteries.
The reader was also very good and definitely added to the listening experience.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Kolby on 08-24-05
Rich, intelligent work.
Kermit Roosevelt does a supurb job of opening a window into the life of a big firm lawyer. He articulates an intreguing story, and creates characters as real as if you saw them everyday at work. In the end, I felt as if losing friends when the story ended. Excellent work! I look forward to other novels by Roosevelt. (If you find that the story lags a little, keep going, it all ties together).
3 of 3 people found this review helpful