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{Read Book} ⚛ I'll See You in My Dreams Ø This fifth in the bestselling, award winning Arthur Beauchamp series finds the outwardly crusty, poetry loving, wily old lawyer compelled, by new developments, to look back at his first and most disastrous murder trial While renewing his annual try for the Most Points in Vegetables and Fruits at the Garibaldi Island Fall Fair, Arthur Beauchamp is forced by new developments to revisit his first murder trial, which went horribly wrong Now, nearlyyears later, he is opening old wounds but also facing a chance for redemption and reconciliation This audiobook is narrated by Steve Scherf He does a good job This book is slow and has no real tension Scherf can do littlethan read this book I didn t care about any of the characters, I didn t care about the Canadian legal system The story about a young lawyers lifetime of guilt over pleading a not guilty native Indian guilty for murder has no emotion My research into this author shows this to be the 5th of 6 books in the Authur Beauchamp series I reviewed a book Mecca also writt This audiobook is narrated by Steve Scherf He does a good job This book is slow and has no real tension Scherf can do littlethan read this book I didn t care about any of the characters, I didn t care about the Canadian legal system The story about a young lawyers lifetime of guilt over pleading a not guilty native Indian guilty for murder has no emotion My research into this author shows this to be the 5th of 6 books in the Authur Beauchamp series I reviewed a book Mecca also written by this Canadian Author I had some of the same complaints about that book but it was far better than this book.I may be kinder if I had known the characters but I am not sure it would help It took me a long time to listen to this very long audiobook The only incentive I had to finish the book is the fact that I received this from a publisher who asked for my honest review I would like give the narrator Steve Scherf another chance with better material This book was received for an honest review Taking the reader on a heart wrenching journey, William Deverell presents his fifth novel in the Arthur Beauchamp series and shows his literary brilliance throughout With the recent release of Beauchamp s biography, A Thirst for Justice, much has been made of the eminent lawyer s first murder case in 1962 This becomes the premise for the story, as the reader is pulled back almost five decades to a point when Arthur Beauchamp was still extremely wet behind the ears Handed the defence of Gabrie Taking the reader on a heart wrenching journey, William Deverell presents his fifth novel in the Arthur Beauchamp series and shows his literary brilliance throughout With the recent release of Beauchamp s biography, A Thirst for Justice, much has been made of the eminent lawyer s first murder case in 1962 This becomes the premise for the story, as the reader is pulled back almost five decades to a point when Arthur Beauchamp was still extremely wet behind the ears Handed the defence of Gabriel Swift, who was accused of murdering Professor Dermot Mulligan, Beauchamp is forced to swallow his pride and gut feelings It appears that Prof Mulligan was not only an acquaintance of Beauchamp s, but his thesis advisor before the law became aalluring mistress Swift denies having anything to do with Mulligan s murder, though does admit that he was employed to tend to the yard and did see him on the day of the alleged crime With no body having ever turned up, Swift and Beauchamp cannot see how this sham of a charge can stick, even with a jailhouse snitch swearing he heard an out and out admission one night An outspoken man with strong ties to his Native roots, Swift turns his attention to shining the spotlight on the disparity that has befallen his people at the time when the law and authorities would not only ignore their pleas, but intentionally twist the facts to convict and incarcerate Native Canadians Working with what he has, a large pile of circumstantial evidence, Beauchamp tries to navigate his way through preparing for trial and the actual legal presentation of facts, only to hit the same wall Pitted against a legal legend, Beauchamp cannot even use the confidence his second chair exudes to remain firmly committed to seeing the trial through and seeks to convince his client to take a plea, rather than face capital murder charges and hang for his alleged crime Through a series of influential conversations with others, Swift takes the plea, but refuses to speak to the details of the crime, still holding firm that he is innocent It is actually the release of the biography in 2011 by Wentworth Chance series readers will remember him from an earlier novel that lit a fire under Beauchamp to re examine the evidence and to probe deeper into the crime, examining the life of Mulligan all the closer With his wife busy in Ottawa and his friends on Garibaldi Island engrossed in some of these early stories about their favoured son, Beauchamp puts all his efforts into overturning the guilty verdict through the Court of Appeal However, with so much time having passed and Swift in hiding in South America after an escape, is there any point Deverell stuns the reader with raw truths and suppositions from the early 60s while portraying Beauchamp as a younger andscandalous version of the man who has spoken frankly about his legal past Not to be missed by series fans or anyone with a passion for Canadian political or legal history.By now, the series reader has a firm understanding of Arthur Beauchamp and all he has done in his career, or so we are led to believe Deverell s thorough narratives in the past novels have brought out many of the praiseworthy and horrid pieces of his protagonist, but nothing will prepare the reader for what is inside the covers of this book Beauchamp is young and naive throughout the novel s flashback scenes, knowing little about murder, defending an outspoken client, or the struggles of Natives at a time when racism was rampant and accepted in this peaceful country However, pairing that with his oft hinted at obsession with drink and the reader can see the early foundations of a long career mired in booze to act as a crutch for a hard day s work By also pulling on a minor storyline about his parents, Beauchamp is forced to drag himself from under their smothering and critical ways, only to invent himself at a time when he is still highly impressionable Deverell also layers much in this story, from the biography, two time periods, contentious murder trial, and in depth discussion of Native residential schools, it is no wonder that the reader must pace themselves through this literary journey I will not delve into these areas, for it is the reader s chance to experience it for themselves and pass their own verdict on how things happened during those times mentioned throughout the novel I cannot, however, stand here and not comment on how seamlessly the entire delivery ended up being, mixing excerpts from Chance s own biographical piece with a narrative of the actual events leading up to the trial and then the current day happenings as Beauchamp seeks to fix his most serious known legal gaffe Brilliantly portrayed and sure to bring about much discussion amongst those who take the time to read this book I can only hope that others enjoy this novel as much as I did.Kudos, Mr Deverell, for not shying away from the deep and dark areas of the legal and political past for which Canada cannot hide their blemishes You have captivated me with all your work and this might just be the best one yet.Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Before you open this book, get comfortable.Go into the den, stoke the fire and enjoy some Sunday morning opera. This is based on the audio version of I ll see you in my dreams.I ll see you in my dreams, by William Deverell and read by Steve Scherf was probably my best experience with one of Deverell s books, and I ve quite enjoyed the others I ve listened to The book, the fifth on the series featuring Arthur Beauchamp, QC, is a reflection back on Beauchamp s first case defending a capital charge Beauchamp is, by this point, in the twilight of his career when a writer publishes his biography, causing him This is based on the audio version of I ll see you in my dreams.I ll see you in my dreams, by William Deverell and read by Steve Scherf was probably my best experience with one of Deverell s books, and I ve quite enjoyed the others I ve listened to The book, the fifth on the series featuring Arthur Beauchamp, QC, is a reflection back on Beauchamp s first case defending a capital charge Beauchamp is, by this point, in the twilight of his career when a writer publishes his biography, causing him to reflect back on the case, and how his inexperience led to decisions that he has regretted since Beauchamp believed that his client, Gabriel Swift, was innocent, and that the police had stacked the evidence against him The story flips between present day and the early part of Beauchamp s career There aren t a lot of surprises in the story line, but it is a hugely enjoyable story to listen to, particularly when well read As usual, Deverell touches on a number of social issues, including aboriginal rights, women s rights and the legal system in general With a good part of the story set in the early 1960 s, it provides a good reference on how far we ve come, while recognizing that we still have a way to go The continued references to the musicians of the early 60s was pretty interesting humorous as well.Complimenting a great story was an excellent reading by Steve Scherf As usual, this man of a thousand voices made a character rich book very easy to follow, and very enjoyable to listen to He brings the characters to life, and has captured the voice of the early 1960 s when the bulk of the story takes place.Great book, great narration What s not to like