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The Case Against William Audiobook

The Case Against William

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Publisher's Summary

Criminal defence lawyers must make their peace with one harsh fact of life: most of their clients are guilty.

Yet when William Tucker, a celebrated and self-centered star college football player, is suddenly arrested and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a college coed two years before, his broken-down, drunken estranged father, Frank, can't believe he's guilty. What father could?

But Frank is also an ex-criminal defence lawyer. Now Frank must find a way to sober up and save his son from the death penalty sought by an ambitious district attorney. Can a father's love for his accused son save him from death?

©2014 Mark Gimenez (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

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    Judith 02/10/2016
    Judith 02/10/2016

    I am an avid multi tasker, I love to listen as I walk, ride, clean... Mostly love crime novels but have an occasional foray into other genre

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    "Another winner"

    I have enjoyed the previous books by Mark Giminez with mixed results. This book stands firmly in the excellent category. Well written characters and plot, combined with one of my favourite narrators from the Lee Child books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ZedBooks London 11/04/2017
    ZedBooks London 11/04/2017 Member Since 2014

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    "Overindulgent and overwritten"

    A very disappointing book with endless irrelevant chapters and a plot so thin -- and overly sentimental -- that it was hard to maintain any credibility. And very poorly narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss R. 28/01/2017
    Miss R. 28/01/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "excellent in all respects"

    especially love the narrator-I found I couldn't wait to find time to listen as the story unfolded......

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    Janet Holmes 20/12/2016
    Janet Holmes 20/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "The Case against William"

    If you like John Grisham you will like Mark Gimenez books. Well written, good story line and held interest to the last chapter.

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    Sally THEIL-RABIER, France 11/12/2016
    Sally THEIL-RABIER, France 11/12/2016 Member Since 2014

    I live in rural France with my husband and cats. We both love audio books as they get us through the dreariest jobs, like weeding and diggin

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    "b o r i n g"

    I have to be honest I have really enjoyed his other books...but this one?? No not really, yes I listened to it all the way through.
    Why?
    because it was Jeff Harding narrating it and I love his different voices that make the story live.
    The story?
    Totally obvious from the start, no surprises, no mystery and well really all it was is yarn about a kid who can play football very well and a lecture on not letting fame go to your head, keep your feet on the ground and respecting your parents, because they really LURVE you.. Pretty puke making and cliché ridden tripe nicely read. Poor old Jeff Harding
    PLUS...
    if like me you know nothing about, and care even less about American football, you won't have the remotest idea what they are on about.
    Why didn't I return it??
    Well I have returned quite a few lately and didn't want to push my luck, plus I did listen to it to the end.
    One for the bin

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    francine 05/12/2016
    francine 05/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Bored Rigid"

    I'm 30 minutes into this and NOTHING has happened. Where is the story? I feel like I'm listening to a drunk old man In a bar -who mistakenly thinks he can tell a story -describe a football game. Hey dude! This is billed as a thriller. Yawn

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    maddy 14/11/2016
    maddy 14/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "For American football enthusiasts!"
    What disappointed you about The Case Against William?

    So much commentary about American football, there was very little basic storyline or plot.The story was supposed to about how the father overcame his addiction and ultimately solved the crime, thereby clearing the accusations against his son. In fact if you sliced off all the narrative about the football, you would be left with very little regarding storyline and plot


    What was most disappointing about Mark Gimenez’s story?

    16 chapters along and barely anything was happening at all. I kept listening, through sheer boredom, but it didn't improve and I felt it was a waste of money.


    What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

    He is always an OK narrator, easy to listen to and pleasant on the ear, possibly could be termed 'Ear Candy'


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that I'd wasted one of my credits!


    Any additional comments?

    Audible must try and give a better and nore accurate appraisal of the book! I'm not keen on English Football, but I loathe American Football!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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