Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2006
CD ISBN 9780739341551 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CD ISBN 9781415935088 $45.00 Five CDs
Stephen Lang's low-key presentation fits Turow's protagonist, Judge George Mason. The judge has many years of distinguished service behind him and an election ahead of him. He must deal with a rape case, threatening emails, and a cancer-stricken wife, but he remains calm and rational--even when he's assaulted in a parking garage. It's easy to get caught up in the legal minutiae (the judgment document in the rape case comes complete with notes to an assistant) and miss Lang's subtle vocalizations. Mason's phone call to the female victim of a long-ago fraternity assault is made more poignant in audio. This may be less than Turow's best, but Lang does credit to himself and the plot. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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