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Richard Delman

Richard Delman San Francisco
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  • "Fantastic"

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    Abe Glitzky and Dismas Hardy are two of the greatest fictional characters ever created. Lescroarts' series is
    justifiably famous, and Davis Colacci's narration is tone-perfect. The feel of San Francisco (where I have lived and worked since 1978) is so vivid and accurate that you can't help but feel you are there. The plots are classic thrillers, and Lescroarts keeps you guessing until the very end. His knowledge of police behavior, criminals, defense attorneys and investigators is deep, the result of years of working in that environment. The author certainly writes what he knows. Hardy and Glitzky have grown during the long series, have had their disasters and triumphs, much like the rest of us, perhaps more dramatically than most lives; maybe not. Anyone who enjoys this genre will be thrilled. I guarantee it.

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    Dead Irish: A Dismas Hardy Novel

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    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He's left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it's not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss - but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.

    Snoodely says: "Soap-opera thrillers?"
  • "Rosenfelt and Gardner do it again; ..."

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    This is about the seventh book in the Andy Carpenter series, and by now we have come to know the loosely-formed family around Andy. Each case he takes on is interesting, and he always finds ways to tell us things about his dog, Tara, and his dog rescue foundation, The Tara Foundation, run by a guy he sprung from prison on a trumped-up charge. The current case takes Andy into mob territory, which is common for him, despite the fact that he paints himself as something of a schlemiel. What initially looks like two local murders turns into something extremely larger. The very end of the book is another twist of our expectations, which I have come to appreciate from Rosenfelt. Grover Gardner can simply do no wrong. No matter what the subject, he has one of the friendliest, most comfortable voices around, and it is always a pleasure to listen to him. These books are not great literature, and they are not meant to be: they are fun. Period. They may be a bit formulaic, but if you like the formula, as I do, then that just doesn't bother. I also like the quirk that Andy is wealthy and doesn't have to work, meaning that each case he takes on has to grab him in some way. If I won the lottery, as people say, this is what I would do with my life. Turning the books into mass-market successes is the icing on the cake.

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    Leader of the Pack

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    • By David Rosenfelt
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    Over the course of his legal career, Andy Carpenter has lost a few cases. But that doesn't mean he forgets his clients. Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey's family's connections to organized crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. While there isn't much Andy can do for him while he serves out his prison sentence, Joey suggests that he check up on Joey's elderly uncle.

    Richard Delman says: "Rosenfelt and Gardner do it again; smooth as butta"
  • "very entertaining"

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    Grover Gardner and David Rosenfelt are an excellent team. The writing is funny in a consistent way and the reader sells it just right. This is not great literature, as I am sure the author would be the first to admit, but you will have infinitely more fun with it than with 100 famous books one could name. The entire series is entertaining, and, even if you aren't a dog lover, even the dog is a vivid character. It doesn't matter that you know Andy Carpenter will win in the end and get the girl, it's the ride that counts, and this is one I'll be happy to take again, ASAP.

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    First Degree

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    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last thing Andy Carpenter expected is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wise-cracking millionaire defense attorney suffering from "lawyer's block", the case looks like a no-brainer...until the cops pick up another suspect: Andy's lead P.I., Laurie Collins, who happens to be the love of his life.

    A. Wright says: "Read series in order"
  1. Dead Irish: A Dismas Hard...
  2. Leader of the Pack
  3. First Degree
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  • Killer Ambition: A Rachel Knight Novel

    "It's a Perfect (Rachel) Knight"

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    I am a sucker for a legal procedural thriller, especially if it's set in Los Angeles. I listened my way through Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller series ("The Lincoln Lawyer" (2005), etc.) a few months ago. I loved the sense of place, but I was annoyed by the legal mistakes I couldn't help but notice.

    Maria Clark knows California law and the Los Angeles Criminal Courts, and "Killer Ambition" is great. Clark conveys the true tension of being a trial lawyer, from missing witnesses (it happens); snarky opposing counsel trying to pull a fast one with discovery and evidence (no, I don't believe you just found that important letter); the agony of jury selection (watching the other side excuse that juror you were counting on); expert witnesses that are experts only in their own minds; and a judge who might as well just sit with the other side, he's made so many (wrong) decisions in their favor. There's so much more, but i don't want to give away the story. Clark captures the tension and excitement of trial perfectly. I actually found myself yelling objections to evidence the Judge allowed in as I drove up the 5 freeway to Court. (I don't usually talk to my books, but I am a civil trial attorney and couldn't help it.)

    Clark weaves downtown Los Angeles through the book -The Biltmore, Pershing Square, Engine Company No. 28 . . . She has a true love for those very real places, and it shows.

    I read (on paper) Clark's other two Rachel Knight books, "Guilt by Association" (2011) and "Guilt by Degrees" (2012). I liked them well enough to want to read/listen to more, but I loved "Killer Ambition."

    January LaVoy is a perfect voice for Rachel Knight. At times, though, other characters voices were a little too dramatic and high pitched.

    For those of you that are wondering, yes, the author is That Marcia Clark - the legal commentator, and lead prosecutor on the OJ Simpson trial. I'm mentioning it last so it doesn't overshadow her fine storytelling.

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  • The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)

    "Team of Legends"

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    Assistant District Attorney Maggie McPherson, Mickey Haller’s ex-wife, is known as Maggie McFierce. She’s always been relegated to prosecuting crimes at the Van Nuys Courthouse, and Haller wants to jump start her stalled career.

    Van Nuys is no backwoods court. In real life, there have been some very high profile cases tried there - like ‘The Bling Ring’. For prosecutors, though, the Holy Grail is the downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court.

    In “The Reversal”, Haller is asked to serve as a Special Prosecutor on a case reversed and remanded for new trial. Haller seizes the opportunity to work with Maggie, whom he has never fallen out of love with, hoping to help her career secure her transfer downtown.

    Haller selects Harry Bosch, whom he met in “The Brass Verdict” as his investigator. Bosch is, as always, resourceful and intuitive.

    Haller is prosecuting the two-decades old murder of a girl. The evidence still exists, because Defendant Jason Jessup’s appeals preserved it. However, witnesses have died, and forgotten things. The main prosecution witness, the victim’s older sister, fell into despair so deep that she disappeared.

    Michael Connelly’s description of the Los Angeles as a whole, and the area surrounding the Courts, is spot on. It’s one of the reasons I love these books - he is a modern day Raymond Chandler.

    The point-of-view of “The Reversal” is part Haller, and part Bosch. As an audio book, that was hard to follow at times. Adam Grupper does a good job distinguishing Bosch’s voice from Haller’s voice, but I just wasn’t always sure if I was hearing Bosch’s thoughts as he listened to Haller, or if Haller was talking. Or the reverse.

    I really liked the story the story, and I really like the series. This is the third one in a row I’ve listened to, so this is my Haller Review, 3 of 4.

    On to #4, “The Fifth Witness” then . . .

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  • The Brass Verdict: A Novel

    "When Legends Meet"

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    Audible dangled a tempting “First in a Series” reduced rate book for “The Lincoln Lawyer”, the first in Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller series. Haller is a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles county, my stomping grounds as a civil litigator. I don’t end up in the same courtrooms that the fictional Haller does, but I frequently end up in the same courthouses. I really like Los Angeles fiction (Walter Mosley‘s Easy Rawlins series, set in Los Angeles in the fifties and sixties is a favorite), so I thought I would give it a try.

    I liked “The Lincoln Lawyer” so much that I immediately went onto “The Brass Verdict”, ignoring several other books I had waiting. In this second-in-the-series, Haller’s taken a sabbatical to sober up after an unfortunate detour into Hillbilly Heroin (oxycontin). The presiding judge of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts calls him in to take over the caseload of a murdered colleague, Jerry Vincent. Haller inherits a first degree murder case, and his new client insists the case must be tried in three weeks. No continuances. Cases like this make Monster Energy Drinks an attorney’s best friend.

    While he’s preparing for trial, Haller needs to cooperate with Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch, who is investigating Vincent’s unsolved murder. Over the years, I’ve read at least half of Connelly’s Bosch series. I like the Bosch character, but I haven‘t followed it closely.

    Bosch and Haller have to carefully navigate Bosch’s need to find Vincent’s killer, while Haller has to protect his clients’ confidentiality - even though Bosch strongly suspects one of those clients is Vincent’s killer. The relationship between Bosch and Haller is tightly drawn and tense as Haller learns to trust Bosch and Bosch’s instincts. Bosch never quite trusts Haller, and for good reason - Haller still skirts legal ethics in an endless quest for paying clients.

    Although “The Brass Verdict” is listed in both the Bosch and Haller series, it is written entirely from Haller’s point of view.

    I like the descriptions of the procedures and rhythm of a trial, because Connelly describes them as a storyteller. Connelly makes routine work interesting, and discusses the reasoning behind Haller’s strategic and tactical decisions.

    I’m still stuck a bit by some operational issues I noticed in “The Lincoln Lawyer”. This time, it’s the Court hours. In Los Angeles County, courtrooms are open from 8:30 to noon, and 1:30 to 4:30. Having different hours is a major issue because of bailiff and clerk union rules. So, Haller talking about noon appearances or starting at 1 in the afternoon is jarring for a Los Angeles litigator, but for someone who hasn’t been frustrated by having to stop in the middle of jury voir dire because it‘s 4:30 pm, its not an issue.

    I liked Peter Giles narration of “The Brass Verdict” much more than Adam Grupper’s narration of “The Lincoln Lawyer”. Grupper’s Haller would stand out as an outsider in Southern California, but Giles’ Haller would blend right in. Both narrators had the same story telling rhythm, so the transition worked.

    “The Brass Verdict” sealed my fate on the series: I immediately purchased the rest of the (too short) series, and listened on. This is my Mickey Haller review, 2 of 4.

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  • The Fifth Witness

    "Client Control Problems"

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    I am a civil trial attorney in Los Angeles. In the last three years, I have gone to court appearances in Van Nuys and Glendale where there have been fifty or more foreclosure hearings in a single morning. One or two attorneys handle them on behalf of multiple banks. A few homeowners show up, and every once in a while, the homeowner has an attorney.

    “The Fifth Witness” is set against this backdrop, and the ever-scheming Mickey Haller has figured out a way to make money from the crisis. Haller’s back in his Lincoln and driving the city, signing up four or five clients a day to fight their foreclosures in civil court.

    Haller’s first foreclosure client is Lisa Trammel. Haller has what attorneys refer to as “client control problems”. Trammel talks too much, seeks out publicity, confides her legal problems to random people, and calls Haller’s office several times a day, ranting at his staff.

    Months after Haller has successfully forestalled the foreclosure, Mitchell Bondurant, an officer in the bank trying to foreclose on Trammel’s home, is killed. Trammel is accused, and Haller takes on her criminal defense.

    There were some minor legal procedural points I noticed in “The Lincoln Lawyer”, “The Brass Verdict” and “The Reversal” that I found jarring as an attorney, but wouldn’t bother someone who isn’t familiar with Los Angeles courts. The procedural and evidentiary errors in “The Fifth Witness” were so egregious that I got mad while I was listening to the book, thinking “That would never happen!” I had to suspend my professional experience to enjoy the story, but setting that aside, I did like the story.

    The narration was good, and Adam Grupper continues to develop the character’s voices.

    This is my Mickey Haller review 4 of 4. The next in the series, “The Gods of Guilt”, comes out in December 2013. I hope Connelly’s careful with the law in the next one - I don’t want to get so annoyed I stop listening to the series.

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R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 03-10-14 Member Since 2013

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  • "Didn't See It Coming!"

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    This is a great mystery, well developed and well narrated. I didn't see the conclusion coming. The author used an intelligent diversion right from the beginning that blinded me. I was on the wrong path as far as who I thought was the killer.

    There are well developed minor characters and enough movement and action that held my attention and provided some laughs. This novel included scenes where the two central characters conducted tension-gartering, clandestine investigations and edge of your seat courtroom drama. With this narrator, I never had to consciously think about who was speaking. He was able to make significant changes in his voice to sound womanly and to use the quirks in a couple of the character's voice (eg. stuttering), so I was able to tell who was speaking at all times.

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    Death on a High Floor

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    • By Charles Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    On the 85th floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood - an ornate dagger plunged into his back. Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his colleague’s murder. As the evidence stacks up against him with frightening speed, he quickly falls from his respected position to that of a criminal dragged through the tabloids.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Excellent Mystery, Brilliant Narration"

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    Custody of the State

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    Sycamore Row

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    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
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    The Lincoln Lawyer (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Adam Grupper

    The Lincoln Lawyer

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    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
  • 4.3 (4164 ratings)
    The Brass Verdict: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Brass Verdict: A Novel

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    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    Jeff says: "Five Star Book; Three Star Narration"
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  • 4.3 (3652 ratings)
    The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3) (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)

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    • By Michael Connelly
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    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

    Andrew Pollack says: "Brilliantly executed"
  • 4.3 (2858 ratings)
    The Gods of Guilt (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Gods of Guilt

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    • By Michael Connelly
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    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Jane says: "Definitely entertaining. I had some smiles."
  • 4.4 (1149 ratings)
    Play Dead (






UNABRIDGED) by David Rosenfelt Narrated by Grover Gardner

    Play Dead

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    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant, Funny, a GREAT READ"
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Adam Mitzner Narrated by David LeDoux

    A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

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    • By Adam Mitzner
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    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
  • The Woods (






UNABRIDGED) by Harlan Coben Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Woods

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    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

    Ted says: "WHOA! This was totally good!"
  • Sycamore Row (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    Sycamore Row

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    • By John Grisham
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    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
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    • By John Grisham
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    The Great Recession of 2008 left many young professionals out of work. Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening. Samantha Kofer was a third year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small town Appalachia.

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  • An Innocent Client: Joe Dillard, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Scott Pratt Narrated by Tim Campbell

    An Innocent Client: Joe Dillard, Book 1

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    • By Scott Pratt
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
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    A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery" criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.

    Ted says: "Very Cool. Just GreatLegal Thriller."
  • The Gods of Guilt (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Gods of Guilt

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    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
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    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Jane says: "Definitely entertaining. I had some smiles."
  • Personal Injuries (






UNABRIDGED) by Scott Turow Narrated by Mark Bramhall

    Personal Injuries

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    • By Scott Turow
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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    To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play - to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he's forced to wear a wire. Even as the besieged attorney looks after his ailing wife, Feaver must also make tapes that will hurl his friends, his enemies, his city, and a particular FBI undercover agent into a crisis of conscience and law.

    Bobbie says: "Do not buy IF.."
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UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by J.D. Jackson

    The Racketeer

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    • By John Grisham
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    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Ed says: "Grisham Light"
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UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris

    The Litigators

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    • By John Grisham
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    Overall
    (3778)
    Performance
    (3076)
    Story
    (3039)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    June says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
  • The Summons & The Brethren (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Frank Muller, Michael Beck

    The Summons & The Brethren

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller, Michael Beck
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (365)

    The Summons: Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi. Now the judge is a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. The Brethren: They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. In prison these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich, very fast.

    Michael says: "Great Performance"
  • The Fifth Witness (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4534)
    Performance
    (2547)
    Story
    (2525)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
  • The Brass Verdict: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Brass Verdict: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4164)
    Performance
    (1726)
    Story
    (1716)

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    Jeff says: "Five Star Book; Three Star Narration"
  • Thump (






UNABRIDGED) by Avraham Azrieli Narrated by Steven Cooper

    Thump

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Avraham Azrieli
    • Narrated By Steven Cooper
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A handsome African American, his white female boss, and an explosive sexual harassment trial that threatens to destroy the richest investment firm in Baltimore.

  • Personal Injuries (






UNABRIDGED) by Scott Turow Narrated by Mark Bramhall

    Personal Injuries

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Scott Turow
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play - to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he's forced to wear a wire. Even as the besieged attorney looks after his ailing wife, Feaver must also make tapes that will hurl his friends, his enemies, his city, and a particular FBI undercover agent into a crisis of conscience and law.

    Bobbie says: "Do not buy IF.."
  • Stay of Execution (






UNABRIDGED) by William P. Wood Narrated by John McLain

    Stay of Execution

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By William P. Wood
    • Narrated By John McLain
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Wood delivers another knock-out punch - the story of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Keegan, who is running for reelection…and running from the truth about his wife's recent death in a fiery car accident. Prompted by his anguish, Keegan decides to prosecute an explosive murder case himself. Now his reputation hangs in the balance.

  • Chequered Justice (






UNABRIDGED) by John Bartlett Narrated by Leslie Phillips

    Chequered Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Bartlett
    • Narrated By Leslie Phillips
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Only a handful of individuals ever make it in the world of professional racing. Only a minute few of those who do make it, experience the devastating effects of becoming seriously injured, with the inevitable collapse of their life’s dreams. Imagine the trauma and torment of losing it all, only to be accused of having deliberately constructed the event of your downfall ... by the Crown!

    :) says: "Made my road trip enjoyable!"
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  • Salt River (






UNABRIDGED) by James Sallis Narrated by Peter Brooke

    Salt River

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Sallis
    • Narrated By Peter Brooke
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Two years have passed since Turner's lover, Val Bjorn, was shot as they sat together on the porch of his cabin. Then the sheriff's long-lost son comes ploughing down Main Street in what appears to be a stolen car. And waiting at Turner's cabin is his good friend, Eldon Brown. Haunted by his own ghosts, Turner nonetheless goes in search of a truth he's not sure he can live with.

  • The Best Defense (






UNABRIDGED) by A. W. Gray Narrated by Rebecca Mitchell

    The Best Defense

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By A. W. Gray
    • Narrated By Rebecca Mitchell
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    At a gala event in downtown Dallas, lawyer Sharon Hays runs into an old friend turned Hollywood star who is in town promoting her most recent film with her current lover - a Hollywood bad boy. But when a brutally murdered corpse is discovered in her posh hotel suite, the starlet finds herself accused of the crime. Sharon is all too eager to take up her friend's defense, but the facts of what happened that night in the hotel room are far from clear.

  • No Time to Hide: Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by J. D. Trafford Narrated by John Wray

    No Time to Hide: Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By J. D. Trafford
    • Narrated By John Wray
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    For years, Michael Collins evaded FBI Agent Frank Vatch and avoided prosecution for purportedly taking millions of dollars in client funds. He had quit the practice of law, burned his suits and ties in a glorious back alley bonfire, and dropped out. He loved his life as a beach bum in Mexico, but the investigation was never over. He was never truly free. In No Time to Hide, Michael Collins is indicted, arrested, and must account for his past. The only question is whether Michael Collins has one more trick up his sleeve or whether it's all over.