Defending Jacob

A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD1851
Released: Jan 31, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455113545
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He's his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, and as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own-between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive. Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis-a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.

Author(s): William Landay
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): William Landay
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Product Number Z100094622
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483059945
Author(s): William Landay
Product Number EB00158842
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: #9780345527592

Professional reviews

"Grover Gardner narrates Landay's latest novel--about a 14-year-old boy who is accused of murder and who is the son of an assistant district attorney in a wealthy Boston suburb. Gardner's performance is well wrought and subtle as he works with the story's natural sense of emotion to ratchet up the tension until we just have to know: Is Jacob guilty or not? Gardner's vocal talents see more obvious use later in the story when some quirky characters crop up: the blue-collar mom from Quincy, the elderly Irishman with sketchy intentions. In the end, this is a thoroughly engaging story of family and legal drama, made all the more so by Gardner's skillful depiction. K.O. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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