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Doubt

By: C. E. Tobisman
Narrated by: Carly Robins
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Summary

When Caroline Auden lands a job at a top Los Angeles law firm, she's excited for the challenge - and grateful for the chance to put her dark past as a computer hacker behind her. Right away, her new boss asks her to find out whether a popular GMO causes healthy people to fall ill. Caroline is only supposed to dig in the trenches and report up the ladder, but her tech background and intuition take her further than planned. When she suspects a link between the death of a prominent scientist and the shadowy biotech giant, she cries foul and soon finds herself in the crosshairs. The clock is ticking and thousands of lives are on the line...including her own.

Now this rookie lawyer with a troubled past and a penchant for hacking must prove a billion-dollar company is responsible for thousands of deaths...before they come after her.

©2016 Cynthia Tobisman (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • 04-08-16

Interesting and worthwhile legal suspense thriller

After several years as a computer technology specialist Caroline Auden went to law school, passed the bar and joined a large and prestigious law firm as a junior associate. Her first job assignment is to assist on a large class action case involving hundreds of claimants and many law firms. The assignment is clearly over her head, but she does not question that. Then the suspense begins.

Realizing the book is fiction I did not down rate it for the case being against a company that supplied genetically modified soybean based foods that caused renal failure in humans. It's a bit of a scare tactic because no GMO (genetically modified plants in this case) has ever been shown to cause health issues in animals and humans. Use of such genetically modified plant based feeds and foods have been around a long time with only positive results.

Doubt is an excellent thriller I would award 4.5 stars if possible. The action and suspense inside and outside the courtroom are riveting. Ms. Tobisman has written a worthwhile book. The twist at the end adds to the story. Narration is excellent.

This is book 1 in the Caroline Auden series. I plan to listen to or read future book in the series.

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  • Customer X
  • 24-09-16

Didn't finish it.

I didn't finish this book. I thought it was going to be good, but I like strong/smart protagonists and this one is decidedly not either of those things. (VERY SMALL SPOILER ALERT) For instance, she's a lawyer, but can't figure out how to stop an unauthorized person from removing a loved one from a hospital? Really? She has a boss with all kinds of experience with the seedy side of lawyering but decides not to call him when she receives a bribe/threat? She goes to law school and passes the bar but throughout the process hasn't received any training in how to prepare a witness? Just really stupid. :-/

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  • Michael
  • 12-06-19

great twists and turns.

it took a chapter or two to get into, the language for me was a little more than I am used to. The verbal abuse was not something I cared for. I thought the story was very well done and the reader did an excellent job with voices. the twists and turns and surprises were very well placed and scripted.

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  • Jack
  • 14-05-18

Legal proceedures

Lack of proper legal terms and procedures detracts from the enjoyment of the book. Author needs to spend some time in a courtroom.

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  • parsnip
  • 14-04-18

Well written but too far-fetched

I liked the writing and unlike others, did not mind the references made about the main character's various anxiety related thoughts and behaviours. However, I prefer a story that does not strain credibility to the extent that this one does. Particularly outstanding on this front are the instances where attempts to build tension and suspense hinge on completing complicated tasks in a very constrained period of time. We are given regular count downs of how much time is left, and it is beyond absurd what Caroline is able to achieve in these time periods. It is just flat out impossible to achieve the things she does in the time allotted, without superpowers of some kind. Also beyond the limits of reason are her decisions to do all kinds of dangerous tasks on her own. She works for a big-time law firm with lots of resources -- do they not have access to professional investigators?? Why are lawyers out
in the field galavanting around on their own tracking down nefarious people and staking out dodgy characters? No reasonable explanation is ever offered for this. This kind of disconnect brought down this book in my ratings, though I would still give this author another chance given the calibre of the writing.

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  • Tyrannosaurus
  • 11-11-16

inconsistency and plot contrivance

Would you try another book from C. E. Tobisman and/or Carly Robins?

Possibly, with a grain of salt. If this is the first in a series, the author may hit his/her stride in future books.

What was most disappointing about C. E. Tobisman’s story?

One example: Any sizable law firm would employ a professional investigator and certainly would not send a young female newbie junior associate out alone to track down documents, witnesses, etc. Especially when a prime witness has died in questionable circumstances. I guess the "lady in peril" element is meant to add excitement, but it merely comes across as a contrivance.

What three words best describe Carly Robins’s voice?

Good character range.

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  • B.
  • 20-09-16

How far will you go

Would you listen to Doubt again? Why?

No, not because it was a bad book. I just don't typically listen to my books twice. But, with that said, this was a good book, one that could actually be listened to while driving with the kids in the car. It also addresses the question of how far will a person go to do good? Even if that meant breaking the law. This story really capture the times and the social media age, while pointing out investigative techniques and the weaknesses of social media platforms and computer systems.

Any additional comments?

I'm just wondering, if you commit a crime to fight crime are you actually helping or just committing crimes???

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  • 28-06-19

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