Monday, August 31, 2009

The Juror CD Review

The Juror by George Dawes Green: Download Cover

The Jurorby George Dawes Dawes Green, John Heard (Read by), Lolita Davidovich (Read by)

Descriptionn from Hachette (who I love for letting me review this audiobook)

Annie Laird is Juror 224. A sculptor with a career going nowhere. A single mother struggling to raise a son. A good citizen who has been summoned to what looks like a rountine tour of civic duty. But the trial she is called to serve on is no ordinary trial. It is a mob trial, whose outcome has been meticulously orchestrated by a man of insidious power and deadly precision. A man who lives by the teachings of Lao Tsu...whose magnetism is irresistible...whose mind is as brilliant as it is twisted. He is know to some as the Teacher, and he's set his sights on Annie Laird.

Pulled into the most chilling depths of the criminal underworld, Annie will be seduced by double-edged promises, stalked by the spector of terror, then, finally, driven to a shocking decision by the most basic motivation a woman can know. THE JUROR is a tour de force of crime and obsession, evil and innocence -- a story that taps into fears so primal they linger long after the last page has been read.

Now must of you know my preference for the unabridged versions of audio books, but I have to be honest...this was a good listen. We, DH and I, restricted ourselves to one disc a night. Let me tell you how much we anticipated "lights out" after listen to the first disc. I must also tell you the two readers was exceptional. This abridged version draws you along quite quickly (as in, you really want to keep listening).

Our young artist goes through so much, so many emotions, changes from start to finish without ever losing us believing in her and her character. I don't want to tell you much more for fear I will let something slip.

Just let me say, I want to read the entire book now! If you want to listen to it, see if you find an unabridged version as there are lots of suspenseful moment you will want the full thrill of...well I certainly do!


Sheila (bookjourney) said...

This sounds great - thanks for sharing this!

christine (booktumbling) said...

I read his latest book Ravens and loved it. I love this movie. I will have to pick this one up!

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