The Verdict

  • by Nick Stone
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 21 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Terry Flynt gets the chance to defend a millionaire accused of murder, he knows the case could make his career - but the accused man is Flynt's greatest enemy. Can he defend a man who ruined his life?
Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?
With the trial date looming, Terry delves deeper into Vernon's life and is forced to confront secrets from their shared past that could have devastating consequences for them both. For years, he has wanted to witness Vernon's downfall, but with so much at stake, how can Terry be sure he is guilty? And what choices must he make to ensure that justice is done?

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What the Critics Say

"David Thorpe dazzles with his performance.... [T]he characters run the gamut from upper-crust Brits to African immigrants, and Thorpe can do it all.... This production is jet-propelled and marvelously entertaining." (AudioFile)

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One of THE best audiobooks ever!

It's very long but really just the right length. I hope Audible gets more titles by this author IN ENGLISH! And David Thorpe is a brilliant narrator!

A great saga of a British legal case which centers on the personal evolution of the character telling the story. If you like Grisham and Connelly you should love this book. That it's set in London is an added bonus IMO. I wish I had saved it to listen to on an up coming road trip - which crossed my mind when I started listening and saw how good it was, but once I started I couldn't stop.
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- Sarah

What Goes Around Comes Back Around!!!

I've heard it said many times that "Karma is a bitch" and it will bite you when you least expect it. That, among others is the moral of this story.

This is a great story. I enjoyed listening and completed the 21 hours in two days. I didn't want the story to end. The publisher's summary is a great description. After blowing his chances at a college education, Terry is now married with children and is currently struggling as a legal clerk in a large law firm. He hopes to get promoted and a great opportunity is offered to him but that opportunity has implications related to his past difficulties especially to his college days. Terry faces a few moral dilemmas throughout the story. The primary storyline is about a murder and mistaken identity. Terry's investigation uncovers other murders as well as revealing backstabbing and underhanded goings-on at his place of employment.

The narrator does an excellent job. In the beginning, I thought the narrator's pauses between sentences was a bit too long, but because the story captivated me from the very beginning, I soon fell into the rhythm of the narrator's speech patterns. The long pauses became less and less as the narrator got deeper into the story.

Highly Recommend.
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- R. Pontiflet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.