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Publisher's Summary

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Presumed Innocent comes a compelling new legal mystery featuring George Mason from Personal Injuries. Originally commissioned and published by The New York Times Magazine, this edition contains additional material.  

Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defense lawyer are long behind him. At 59, he has sat as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. Yet, when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, the judge begins to question the very nature of the law and his role within it. What is troubling George Mason so deeply? Is it his wife's recent diagnosis? Or the strange and threatening emails he has started to receive? And what is it about this horrific case of sexual assault, now on trial in his courtroom, that has led him to question his fitness to judge?

In Limitations, Scott Turow, the master of the legal thriller, returns to Kindle County with a suspenseful entertainment that asks the biggest questions of all. Ingeniously, and with great economy of style, Turow probes the limitations not only of the law but of human understanding itself.

©2006 Scott Turow (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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"Turow's writing is assured as ever." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Suzn F
  • 19-05-07

behind the scenes in the courthouse

I work for the legal system and this story is very realistic. The characters are well rounded and are portrayed with insight and feeling. This book kept my interest throughout. The ending tweaks your heart; you feel for the charcters. The main character is a judge who could be working in any jurisdiction in any state. He is kind and reflective; Turow gives you a taste for the dilemma judges face daily. If the legal system interests you, you should find this book intriguing.

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  • ALLEN
  • 04-02-13

An Interesting Listen

What made the experience of listening to Limitations the most enjoyable?

Turow is always an intelligent writer and this book is no exception. It is an introspective look at decision making that we all are faced with in daily life. Some decisions are more important than others and this story points out how past experiences can certainly influence our future thinking.

What does Stephen Lang bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Stephen Lang is simply one of the best narrators out there.

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  • Heidy
  • 18-06-10

Excellent Stroy teller

Wow this is my first Scott Turow book and I have to say I love his writting, it is such a shame that I can't get his new book here in Australia as I would love to hear it.

Story line is great moves and a good pace and the narrater is fantastic.

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  • Joyce Bowers
  • 08-10-18

Not exactly

It is not read word for word, the way it was written by Scott Turrow. It wouldn’t bother you, unless you know the book or have it in front of you.

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  • Shelly Dee
  • 24-07-17

So-So for Turow

I have to add my agreement with those who say this definitely is not Turow's best (which are many!) or even close. Sorry I wasted the $.

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  • Natalie Perry
  • 26-06-17

Disappointed

This is NOT an unabridged version of this novel. The leways taken by the actor were not ligical and ill-chosen.

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  • LSuzieClark
  • 28-01-17

I expected better

It isn't a bad story, just not up to what you expect from Scott Turow.

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  • Karen Nash
  • 08-04-07

Turow has done better

I have either read or listened to everything written by the author -- although the story was worth listening to I don't think it was up to the standards of his other work.

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  • rh
  • 16-09-21

Half as long and half as good as the rest

I've listened to most of Turow's books and I love how he brings back characters from one Kindle County book to the next, so I was excited to hear both George Mason and Rusty Sabich making their returns.

Sadly this book seems to be the weakest of the series. There was a lot of potential in the multiple plots and characters, but the book overall was too short for my liking and it felt like the story itself suffered for that.

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  • rpm
  • 03-02-20

Don’t Bother

Very disappointing. Dull and boring. No real legal drama. Not what I expect from Scott Turow.