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Rampage

By: William P. Wood
Narrated by: John McLain
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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling crime novelist (and deputy district attorney) William P. Wood... A killer so savage (and so sly) that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense - such is the opponent facing Tony Fraser, a young district attorney willing to risk anything, everything, for a sentence of death. Plotted against by court psychiatrists, tormented by vanishing evidence and fugitive witnesses, his own wife a target, Fraser finds himself checkmated by the accused - until he seizes an opportunity to go beyond the letter of the law.

To experience the final, stunning climax of Rampage is to thrill to the tensions of a high-stakes capital case, to go behind the scenes of our justice system, and to find a dark and terrifying clockwork there.

©1985 William P. Wood (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Ordinary

Very linear and predictable. No surprises. No twists and turns. A very ordinary book. Disappointing.

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Fast start and faded ending

The ending left me cold. It just seemed like the story faded away to nothing.

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Meh

No thrills. Characters not very interesting - kind of pathetic, really. Courtroom a bit of a drudge.
Well-written, just less than riveting.

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Very Anticlimactic

There seemed to be a build up throughout the story that led to nothing at the end. So many possible hooks and snares but the author just seemed to get tired of writing towards the end of the book and it just rolled to a stop. The END. If it was a movie I would have waited through the credits to be sure it was really over.

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Reader is bland

Narrator is too much like a newscaster doing the weather. Couldn't get into the story at all

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Ugh

I didn’t like any of the characters in this book. Normally I like long , long stories, not so with this one.

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Absolutely Masterful!

Best courtroom drama of the century!! the epic writing skill of a Giles Blunt of "40 words for sorrow", but mostly in a courtroom. Pow, this was excellent: all but the author's obvious distorted view of God. First time hearing this performer, who at first I did not like, but now I know that no one could have performed this better. I love his voices. Look forward to another Wood book w/ the great sparse, anecdotal lines that show detailed thinking largely unmatched!! The next closest author would be Carroll O'Connell.

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Great legal thriller

I enjoyed the depiction of the stressful gruelling court process. It was an interesting chase to apprehend the murderer.

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Kept Me Engaged

I’ve now listened to all of William P. Wood’s books. This one was a bit different, but still well-written and engaging. The difference was the descriptive crimes at the beginning. I recommend this book along with the others. I also find John McLain to be one of the best narrators with voices , diction, and spot-on pronunciation of unusual vocabulary.

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Very good

Don’t normally read courtroom dramas but was very pleased. Somewhat confusing at first but got better all the way through until the very end. Definitely recommend.

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