Personal Injuries

Version: Abridged
Author: Scott Turow
Narrator: Joe Mantegna
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: October 1999
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Robbie Feaver (pronounced Favor) is a successful personal injury lawyer, with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife he loves--who is dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds which make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie's cases.

Robbie is apprehended, and, in exchange for leniency, agress to wear a wire tap as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is stocky, lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie's charms. And she carries secrets of her own. As the law tightens its net, Robbie's and Evon's stories converge thrillingly and, ultimately, tragically. Turow shows us new sides to Kindle County, the world of greed and human failing he has made immortal in Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, and The Laws of Our Fathers. He also shows us enduring love and quiet, enexpected heroism. Personal Injuries is Turow's most reverberant, most moving novel--a powerful drama of individuals trying to escape their character.

Reviews (3)

Good book - good listen

Written by Southeastern Wisconsin on March 23rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was my first Turow book. It drags a little at times, but was a good book. I will rent more.

Personal Injuries

Written by Rhonda Saavedra on February 17th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Was a good book, but slow. Really picked up at the end and made it a worthwhile read.

A Real Page Turner (so to speak)

Written by Daniel Wainwright from Fresno, CA on February 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed this book. Very much like some of Grisham's best works. Interesting portrayal of lawyers, judges and the Feds, with some very good plot twists and turns. Pretty good suspense.

Author Details

Author Details

Turow, Scott

"You know him best as the author of Presumed Innocent. Critics are raving about Reversible Errors, the latest novel from legal thriller master Scott Turow. Bookreporter.com's Ann Bruns calls Reversible Errors ""a compelling story spun from an astute reflection of those fallible humans that underly the fragile structure of the judicial process.""

With sales of nearly 25 million, the author of Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, The Laws of our Fathers, and Personal Injuries is one of the country's bestselling authors.

In November AuthorsOnTheWeb honors Scott Turow as our Author of the Month. Readers can learn more about Turow's life and his work through trivia, ""fast facts,"" a bibliography, and biographical information."