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Court Reporter

Narrated by: Jamelle Wells
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From true crime to petty crime - this is the memoir of one of Australia's most experienced court reporters. 

As a seasoned court reporter, the ABC's Jamelle Wells has filed thousands of stories on murderers, sex offenders, thieves, bad drivers, family feuds and business deals gone wrong. In more than 10 years, Jamelle has witnessed many of Australia's most notorious and high-profile court cases. In the line of duty, she has sat next to criminals and their families, been chased, spat on, stalked and carted off by ambulance for emergency surgery after an accident outside ICAC. 

Every day in courts across Australia the evidence, facts and theories are played out in a kind of theatre, with their own characters, costumes and traditions. But ever-present is the human tragedy of ordinary people's lives disrupted, destroyed and forever altered. The judges, the lawyers and barristers, the witnesses and the victims - all striving to play their parts in the quest for fairness, justice and, always, the truth of what really happened. 

From the calculated and cruel to the unfair and unlucky, from pure evil to plain stupid - Jamelle Wells, the court reporter, has seen it all. Court Reporter is a tough and fearless journalist's memoir that looks at the cases that have shocked, moved and never left us. 

©2018 Jamelle Wells (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Court Reporter

Interesting but towards the end very self absorbed.
An interesting and full life the writer leads and funny in the sense her stories everybody will be able too relate too or remember when it happened.
I enjoyed the book and story, the narrative not so much.

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I don't know what I expected

I am not really sure what I expected when I downloaded this audio book.
I found that Wells' narration was unfortunately quite monotonous, as if she was reading a news report for 7 hours.
The court stories are interesting, however provided little insight other than what is probably already available online.
The chapter regarding the two older gentlemen court watchers was rather enjoyable and I even thought that their story deserved their own book!
I really wanted to like it, but it just wasn't for me. I stuck with it until the end though but I am not sure if I would recommend it.

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  • 10-07-2018

Interesting and relaxing read

An easy to listen to informative book giving insight into court cases, courts and the relevant important role of journalists

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Fantastic Listen

I really enjoyed this book. Court cases have always interested me and it was great to hear some behind the scenes knowledge and stories.

The narration by Jamelle was great. I hope she looks into more audible work.

Only wish it had of been longer

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compelling listening

Jamielle has been a staple on the radio and TV putting court cases for so long I feel as if I was listening to a friend whilst listening to this book.

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An excellent story, very well told. A pleasure.

Outstanding insight into life as a reporter. A great listen. Particularly relevant & insightful for young reporters.