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Friday, November 23, 2012

Audiobook Review & Giveaway: The Juror By George Dawes Green

Title: The Juror
Author: George Dawes Green
NarratorLolita Davidovich and Jon Heard 
Publication: June 29, 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Source: Gift
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Length: 2 hours 59 minutes
Format: Abridged
Audience: 17 and up
Rating: 4.5 out 5


Synopsis: 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 routine 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 known 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 word.

My Thoughts: I know that I will have to read this one, at some point, as the audio is abridged. Just knowing that I'm missing some things (no matter how insignificant) is bothering me. Annie Laird is performing her civic duty as a Juror in a mob trial. She has no idea that her selection is not a coincidence and her life depends on the outcome of the trial. Annie is a strong woman. She is a single parent and a struggling artist. The "teacher" comes into her life and changes everything. There is a strong and tragic attraction between them. Will Annie make it through the trial unscathed?

This is a multi-voiced production. Lolita Davidovich and Jon Heard do an excellent job of differentiating between each character. Davidovich and Heard make the book more interesting. I had no issues with the sound of this audio (listening in my car). There is music played during the audio. It is used to build suspense and does an excellent job at this.  This is an abridged audio. The abridgement worked well. I don't like missing things and it was easy to tell where some of the abridgement was. It was not difficult for me to determine where each abridgement was. 

This giveaway is for a used Audio in new condition (only listened to once) and is only open to US/CAN residents.

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