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The Confession (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Confession - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: John Grisham, Scott Sowers (Narrator)
An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn't understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn't care. He just can't believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mis...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307970893
ISBN-10: 0307970892
Publication Date: 10/4/2011
Edition: Abridged
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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reviewed The Confession (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Mr. Grisham, you've done it again. I don't think I've enjoyed a book as much as I did the early ones lately, but this one got consumed in two days; no dishes wash, dusting done, dog didn't get walked kind of book. Keith Shroeder is a minister who is visited by Travis Boyette, a serial rapist with an inoperable brain tumor and a crime on his conscience. A man in the great state of Texas is due to be put to death for the crime that's been worrying him. The story is that of Keith and Travis, and Donte, the man set for execution in 48 hours, his lawyer and many interesting minor characters. All come together for a gripping story that teaches the reader about the death penalty, showing how it might go horribly wrong. Will he convince Boyette to confess? Will it matter to the prosecutors? Read it and see. Five stars without a doubt.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have not read John Grisham in a long time since his earlier hits. But the storyline on this one interested me so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did -- this was a VERY GOOD book, very emotional. I think it accurately portrays how pathetic humankind can be in so many ways. I highly recommend!
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Helpful Score: 3
I couln't put this book down from page 1. If I didn't have to go to work, I would have read this book in 24 hrs for sure. But since I have to go to work, it took me a week...I could see this becoming a movie in the coming years.

You get to know and love the caracters linda like you were with them living their lives,which I admire in a book. I would read this again and again, its a keeper!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is another exellent Grisham novel involving a young man on death row, his lawyer who's fighting with all he has to get his client a stay, the felon who is on the loose for other crimes & the young pastor who hears the felon admit he did the crime the young man on death row was convicted of. Add to all this the state of Texas & your have a very realistic & tense drama. What will each of the people involved do? I appreciated the roll of the pastor & his part in the story. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a waste of a credit and time! What a disapointment that Grisham uses this novel to stereotype everyone and every thing that Grisham dislikes about actual life.

In the hopes of the phenomena that circulated Dan Brown's novel THE DAVINCI CODE will do the same with THE CONFESSION, Grisham uses this fiction story to promulgate his anti-death penalty campaign, that everyone from Texas is a gun-toting, wreckless idiot; that race relations will always be divided in the South, that the Baptist faith is comprised of nothing but zealots, and that someone else is to blame for a person's wanton behavior.

Capitalizing on his past popularity at having written good fiction, Grisham tarnishes his reputation with this novel, because it is nothing but a soapbox overloaded with every conceivable literary convetion previously written. Grisham's THE INNOCENT MAN was well-written, thought-provoking, and did a much better job of advertising Grisham's anti-death penalty campagin, but then, that was a true story, not one so contrived and forced as is evident in this latest novel.

I have read every one of Grisham's published works as soon as they were released. I am glad that I did not waste my money on this novel, only losing a credit, which I feel I can recover. Where I have never questioned whether I would read Grisham's latest publication, I doubt I will read Grisham's any further works.
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I like to listen to stories. I have read a few Grisham novels. He does a good legal job when he writes his books. The narrator, Scott Sowers, sure does a great job making this book come alive. His voices are so varied and really make an image pop into your head about each character.

I wish I could say I was a big enough Grisham reader/fan to fully understand if all his books could be like this. It seems that in this book Grisham had a soap box message about the death penalty and corruption in Texas. There also seemed to be some true and positive modern Christian messages sprinkled through out the book, and I dont recall Grisham being a very religious writer, but maybe he is.

In this story, one of the main characters is a pastor, and I think this might explain the statements about WWJD, Would Jesus kill a man because of his crimes?

I over all was glad I listened to this book, and the questions I have about the author make me want to search for other books I hadnt read.

I just want to admit, I expected this whole thing to turn out the Runaway Jury, where it was all a set up. I like Runaway Jury.


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