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Publisher's Summary

Attorney Ken McClain has nothing to live for. Nine years after the accident that claimed the life of his wife and two sons, he's finally given up. Alone in his empty house, it seems suicide is his only escape. Now the question of death by pills or by bullet?

Then suddenly the phone rings, and it turns out to be a case he can't refuse. A case for the life of accused killer Peter Thomason, and a case for his own soul.

With a style reminiscent of John Grisham and Frank Peretti, Robert Whitlow has mastered the art of legal suspense novels. The book edition has earned the prestigious Christy Award.

©2003 Robert Whitlow (P)2003 Oasis Audio LLC

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"Exciting courtroom drama and an authentic Southern sensibility." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Barbara
  • 15-09-2006

Delivers

Whitlow does a great job developing the characters and their relationships with one another throughout his novel. There was enough suspense and romance to keep my attention. I liked the tender ending. Just a reminder for those who had problems with the Scriptural content and religious influence…the book is listed in the “religious/Christianity” section of audible.

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  • Cherith
  • 11-09-2016

Good Story with Holes

Having started the story with the actual book, when we started listening to this performance, it was quickly apparent that much of the actual book was edited out of the performance. We liked the performer's voice and performance of what was not edited, but we're irritated by having some of what the author thought was necessary cut. We continued to listen sometimes and stop and fill in the spots that were skipped with the book. Sometimes I just read from the book and fast forwarded when it was after dark and we were in the car, but the hole, sometimes whole scenes and sometimes a half or a full page were annoying.

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  • Debra
  • 12-10-2014

Impacting! Was blown away by this true story!

Where does The Trial rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top of my list!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Trial?

This story was all memorable. I felt I was there. I did not find out that this story was based on a true historical person and account until AFTER I finished. This made the story more incredible!

Have you listened to any of Rob Lamont’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Rob Lamont gave a beautiful performance. Each character was powerful.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

At times this books graphics descriptions were almost to much. But I had to keep going to the end. The story is that good!

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  • Renee Miles
  • 21-12-2020

Great story

I love these stories! I so appreciate the legal thrillers.

Great story, characters, suspense, just too short.

I’ll read another.

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  • Travis Hunt
  • 18-10-2019

Stimulating

Both intellectually and spiritually stimulating. It caused me to purposely focus on my family and to thank God for all that He has done for us. Thank You for such an entertaining and inspiring book.

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  • Anthea
  • 02-01-2019

What a fantastic book

We so enjoy your books, and know that God has anointed you with the ability to write such clever stories that show God’s Incredible love for all of humanity, no matter how bad or demon possessed they are, nothing will stop God’s Love while we have breath in our bodies!

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  • tubetown
  • 02-05-2006

'Christian' courtroom drama

I wish I had read the description more carefully before buying this audiobook: this is a 'Christian' legal thriller, meaning that the story contains an abundance of completely unnecessary proselytizing that ruined any interest I might have had in it. If Jesus is your Saviour, then rejoice, this book is for you.

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  • Sylvia
  • 03-08-2006

Not my cup of tea

The book was not what I expected -- it contained far too many religious references and characters were uninteresting. Perhaps I should have read other customer reviews more carefully.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-2006

The Trial

A moderately interesting start of a criminal trial. After entrapping the reader with the plot, it then reveals itself as a Christian religious book.

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  • Jan
  • 02-05-2006

Not enough story and too much God

The story is ok but not enough for 6 hours. The last hour is boring since the book is more about cristian salvation than about the story. Too much God and too little story.

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