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I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
Courtroom drama as story subject can be very powerful. There are multiple awesome movies in that "genre". And thus I'm a fan. But this book let me down. It's sooo.... darn... slow. Almost absolutely nothing interesting happens for chapters after chapters. I guess the author wanted to spend time on building characters. But sadly so much time was spent on it that it got super boring. I lost all interest in the characters and didn't get to the supposedly great courtroom scenes.
The narration was really bad too. The narrator didn't make any effort whatsoever to sound different for different characters. Everyone sounds the same, making it impossible to keep track of who said what.
Most possibly the first time I'm rating any book 1 star in all 3 criteria.
If you like mysteries and legal thrillers - this is the perfect book for you. I really enjoyed this story and it kept me interested all the way through. I love when a story is unpredictable and can take me by surprise and this book definitely did that. Narration was fantastic!
I received a review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.
A superbly written book which had this reader gripped from the very beginning.
Set around the college campus of a law school, we are introduced to numerous characters, all well developed, but in particular Jennifer, a newbie just starting at the rapidly growing in status Savannah Law School and Scott, a senior close to leaving, already entrusted with conducting small legal cases. But this isn't solely about a single legal battle and the nefarious goings on behind scenes to win a courtroom battle, though that is there, too, but also about the politics behind the election of a new Dean of the college, the history of the area and the school in particular, the residents and their backgrounds and a stalking of unpleasant proportions. It is full of interesting, sometimes funny, anecdotes and trivia facts which make for a fully rounded picture of place and characters. In some ways slow moving, it is quite rivetting overall with unexpected twists which surprise the protagonists as much as the reader. Conversation is so natural, this book really feels like a window into a real life campus.
This is completely reinforced by narrator, Bob Johnson. His delivery is that of a gentle storyteller, his voice perfectly matched to the book. Excellent.
A story based in 2006, superficially easy going but with sharks swimming beneath the surface. A wonderful book. I was fortunate in being gifted a complimentary copy of Savannah Law, at my request, by the rights holder via Audiobook Boom, without any expectations in return. Thank you so much. It is a fully rounded jewel of a book and, as such, highly recommended.