Narrated by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy, The Guilty is close to twelve hours of listening. For some reason, Cassidy isn’t given credit in the Audible listing, and unless you read the other reviews or simply buy the book, you don’t know she’s narrating. Well … she is, voicing all female characters, in addition to the role of Jessica Reel, Wil Robie’s partner. Cassidy is partnered with Kyf Brewer rather than Ron McLarty, the usual narrating partner. Brewer does an okay job, but I can’t help wondering why the change. Typical of Baldacci, this is a nice audio production, including  music and other sound effects. So, enough about narration. It’s fine.

The Wil Robie-Jessica Reel stories usually surround an element of espionage or international intrigue. The two are usually saving mankind from some apocalyptic self-destruction or a bad guy extraordinaire. Not so in The Guilty. Wil receives news that his estranged father has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. The Guilty is a familial relationship tale, i.e., Wil Robie and his father have been estranged for years.  Fences need mended and a murder needs solved. Thus is the thrust of The Guilty. A nice murder mystery, but you may have a suspect in mind pretty early in the story. Enjoy!



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