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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Star Witness (abridged audiobook) by Lia Matera

Good, simple story about a law case (in which the defendant says he didn't do it because he was being abducted and probed by aliens at the time).

Read by Alexa Bauer
Approximately 3 hours

I'm reviewing Star Witness as an audiobook - more on that below.

Lia Matera
Part of my positive reaction to this book, I am sure is a negative reaction I've recently had to several books on tape that I've listened to lately. Some have tried too hard to be overly-complicated. Some have injected way too much romance, so much that you forget it was supposed to be a legal thriller with a bit of romance, not a romance with a bit of legal thriller. However, this story is a no-frills, just-the-facts-ma'am legal story - thank goodness!

Now, this is not to say that it is not entertaining and the facts are not truly bizarre.

Lia Matera's book is set in California and involves a man who is arrested for vehicular manslaughter, but he claims he can't have done it since he was being probed by aliens in their spaceship at the time. Matera neither ridicules nor endorses the concept of alien abduction, much to her credit.

The audiobook version was performed by Alexa Bauer and she did an absolutely wonderful job. Kudos all around!

I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5. It can be found on Amazon.com here: Star Witness by Lia Matera. 

Reviewed on October 15, 2004.

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