Thursday, September 2, 2010
Based on the Oscar-nominated screenplay of the movie starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, this audio book is actually a radio adaptation of the classic story of battling husband and wife attorneys.
Lawyers Adam and Amanda Bonner end up on opposite sides of a court case involving a woman who shot her husband. Originally written in the late 1940's, the story is surprisingly current. Mrs. Bonner attests that a man charged with the same crime under the same circumstances would be treated differently by the predominantly male justice system, and sets out to prove her theory. Naturally, the conflict in the courtroom carries over into their private life.
I have never seen the Tracy/Hepburn movie, but I loved this adaptation. Adam Arkin and Anne Heche read the starring roles and do a fabulous job. They both have instantly recognizable voices which, along with Ms. Heche's added accent, made this an enjoyable listen.