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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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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.

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Excellent in all respects

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definately

What other book might you compare The Case Against William to, and why?

One or two of Grishams' have the same basic story line i.e good lawyer goes bad and then good again but that comparison can be made in all gendres after all there are only so many story lines the writers art is making their one individual

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Many - as usual his performance is superb - a true master of the art.

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good listen

Decent story. As always, Gimenez uses engaging characters and as always, Jeff Harding reads it brilliantly. Good easy going legal thriller

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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.

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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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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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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
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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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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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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!