Chase Your Shadow

The Trials of Oscar Pistorius
Author(s): John Carlin
Genre: True Crime
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD15852
Released: Feb 03, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481532891
Narrator/s: Gideon Emery
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Oscar Pistorius made history as the first amputee to compete against able-bodied runners at the 2012 Olympics. A hero in his native South Africa, the "Blade Runner" became a global icon of determination. But less than a year later, Pistorius shot his girlfriend in the early hours of February14, 2013. Charged with murder, he claimed self-defense, but as the investigation moved to trial a picture emerged of a traumatized man fascinated with guns and assailed by anguish and self-doubt. Thoughtful and probing, acclaimed journalist John Carlin offers a piercing look at this intriguing modern tragedy.

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Author(s): John Carlin
Narrator(s): Gideon Emery
Product Number Z100087412
Released: Dec 09, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062373403
Author(s): John Carlin
Product Number EB00369204
Released: Dec 09, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062297082

Professional reviews

"The world was shocked when South African Paralympian and international track star Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee nicknamed the Blade Runner because of his prosthetic racing legs, shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, claiming that he mistook her for a nighttime invader in his Pretoria home. Narrator Gideon Emery recounts the background story in an agreeable British accent and employs a South African accent for Pistorius and his family, Steenkamp's family, and those involved in his legal case, as well as Pistorius's acquaintances of other nationalities. In Emery's portrayal, Pistorius sounds rather feeble throughout as he is overwhelmed by his situation. Emery also gives a higher-pitched South African voice to for Judge Masipa for the extended passage in which she unveils her ruling. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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