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Author: Scott Turow Narrator: David Birney Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kindle County Series Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9780739301142
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Rommy "Squirrel" Gandolph is a Yellow Man, an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder in Kindle County. His slow progress toward certain execution is nearing completion when Arthur Raven, a corporate lawyer who is Rommy's reluctant court-appointed representative, receives word that another inmate may have new evidence that will exonerate Gandolph. Arthur's opponent in the case is Muriel Wynn, Kindle County's formidable chief deputy prosecuting attorney, who is considering a run for her boss's job. Muriel and Larry Starczek, the original detective on the case, don't want to see Rommy escape a fate they long ago determined he deserved, for a host of reasons. Further complicating the situation is the fact that Gillian Sullivan, the judge who originally found Rommy guilty, is only recently out of prison herself, having served time for taking bribes. Scott Turow's compelling, multi-dimensional characters take the reader into Kindle County's parallel yet intersecting worlds of police and small-time crooks, airline executives and sophisticated scammers--and lawyers of all stripes. No other writer offers such a convincing true-to-life picture of how the law and life interact, or such a profound understanding of what is at stake--personally, professionally, and morally--when the state holds the power to end a man's life. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “You won’t easily forget the soul-destroying atmosphere of the first prison visit…You’ll recall the intensity of the love scenes…You’ll remember the strange parallels between the characters’ lives, and the way the discovery of those parallels causes these people to act with more or less empathy toward their fellow human beings. And you’ll carry all these feelings away with you for days or maybe even weeks after you’ve [finished]—which is not, I think, something that could be said of the normal courtroom thriller.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “No one on the contemporary scene writes better mystery-suspense novels than Scott Turow.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “When Scott Turow writes about a milieu, he knows whereof he speaks. You know he made it up, but you also know it’s real.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Turow brings a literary sensibility to a grit-and-gravel genre: if he calls to mind any comparison, it’s to John le Carré. His novels are shaped by [a] studied bleakness, an introspect’s embrace of the gray-zone ambiguities of modern life.”

    Boston Sunday Globe

  • “Breathtaking…[Turow’s] most affecting…Timeless and contemporary…It’s one thing for Turow to have the talent to construct a complex, compelling plot with the twists and turns of successful suspense fiction. Reversible Errors can stand on its own as a smart, believable courtroom thriller. It’s another for him to bring a literary novelist’s sense of how the heart works and what it wants.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (a Best Book of 2002)

  • “Gripping…Turow’s characters are multilayered individuals, portrayed with insight and care.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “The thinking man’s John Grisham regularly turns out polished yet compelling legal thrillers…A wonderful stylist, literate and fluid, and his characters are always believable, frequently memorable. Then, there is the singular pleasure of immersing yourself in Kindle County and encountering characters from previous novels…There’s no such thing as a bad Scott Turow novel.”


  • “A complex tapestry of rich characters…Reversible Errors shows Scott Turow’s growing mastery.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “It’s nice to know that old-fashioned courtroom drama about murder can still stir the blood…A sleek legal romp wrapped in stylish prose, and it makes a good case for Turow’s primacy in the world of legal thrillers.”

    Denver Post

  • “‘The Bard of the Litigious Age,’ as Time magazine dubbed him, returns in fine form with Reversible Errors…The drama is richly textured…The prose displays a high-toned polish…This one stands above the rest.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Satisfying…He creates complex, fully adult characters…goes deep, way below the surface most writers who focus on the law settle for.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Captures that rare balance between accurate legal details and arresting plot development…Skillfully weaves past and present…But Turow’s real strength lies behind the story, as he develops the protagonists into real people.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Turow keeps Raven sweating, the prosecutors counterpunching, and the tables turning until the [end]. Along the way, Turow shows off his insider’s grasp of law and order that has made bestsellers of his last five novels.”


  • “An intriguing exploration of a hot topic: the death penalty…It’s another showcase for Turow’s rare trove of writer’s gifts: his vivid dialogue, distinctive voice, command of the language, intelligence, and insight. A Turow novel is always a joy…A new Turow novel is an event.”

    Buffalo News

  • “A solid success…Well-drawn characters carry Turow’s latest…A good legal novel that take on both the death penalty and the nature of love.”

    Providence Journal

  • “Turow’s characters are complex, his story is told with skill and intelligence, and his knowledge of the law is endlessly revealing. Many other lawyers have written novels since he led the way with Presumed Innocent in 1987, but they can’t carry his briefcase…Turow outclasses them all.”

    Arizona Republic

  • “Criminally entertaining…Delivers the goods…Memorable characters…Satisfying complexity…A compelling story.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “The world’s preeminent legal novelist proves once again why his grasp of the moral dimensions of legal problems sets the gold standard for the genre…A deeply satisfying novel about deeply human people.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Turow’s work once again extends beyond the genre he helped create.”

    Library Journal

  • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books, 2002
  • A 2002 Los Angeles Times Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2002 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year for Fiction
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Mystery/Thriller

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About the Author

Scott Turow is the author of nonfiction and bestselling works of fiction, including Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, which reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

About the Narrator

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.