The Devil’s Advocates shows us the crimes and trials that have so captivated the public, cases that have also helped to illuminate underlying principals of the American criminal-justice system over the years.
Future President John Adams illustrates the principle that led to the right to a fair trial as he argues on behalf of the British soldier who shot and killed five Americans during the Boston Massacre. The always controversial temporary insanity defense involves a prominent congressman who guns down a district attorney over an extramarital affair. In front of horrified onlookers, Clarence Darrow delivers a ringing defense of a black family charged with the treason trial of Aaron Burr. And perhaps the most famous and significant of precedent-setting cases is that of Ernesto Miranda, an accused rapist who confessed to the crime without having been notified of his Fifth Amendment right and the right to counsel.
Here is your ringside seat to gripping drama, as well as to the shaping of the legal system that we thrill to and curse at today.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 14 CDs, 990 minutes|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
H. Mitchell Caldwell is a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. A former deputy district attorney, he specializes in death-penalty litigation before the California Supreme Court.
Gabrielle de Cuir has narrated over one hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.
Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.
Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than two thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.
Mirron Willis is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the acting company at the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His recent audiobook recordings include Them by Nathan McCall, The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden, and The N Word by Jabari Asim.