Good.... but not great.
The story is just not quite intriguing enough to classify it as a "can't put down" novel.
However, I DID enjoy it. This was my first Dismas Hardy novel and I will probably try another.
I believe a previous reviewer in that this may not be one of his best.
I like the author's style, and he is quite brilliant at creating good legal angles and interesting dialogue.
Laurie is dead on in her review. The editor oughta be shot for leaving such a hole open in the conclusion - he/she totally missed closing it!!
Good Narrator - Overall recommended.
John Lescroart is quickly becoming one of my favorites. As a gauge, my
No question, Dismas Hardy, the defense attorney. As much as you hate liking a defense attorney, in this series, he is always right and defending an innocent person. Rare though that may be in the real world, it is fun to think about.
No, but in this book, he does a great job. No annoying ticks, no strange breathing, no odd pauses. Just a great read.
No, not that kind of book really, unless it is the discussion of Chief Abe Glitsky taking his eyes of his 3-year-old son for 5 seconds, during which the boy is struck by a car. Any parent's nightmare and the discussion certainly makes the listener/reader contemplate how they would react or if they have ever given rise to similar chances where the phrase
Fine art photographer, retired English professor, dog mom to an adorable Maltese mix, long-time Californian, genealogist, what else?
I've loved John Lescroart's books for many years and even, at one point, wrote him a fan letter. According to the reviewers, this is not one of his best, but I won't get to know that by listening to the audiobook. I listened to about half an hour, through the part when Abe Glitsky appeared, but then I had to turn it off. To me, the narrator was so far off the voices of Dismas and Abe (especially) that it was grating to me.
You know how it is when you see a movie made from a book you've loved? That "aaargh" kind of feeling that they've gotten it all wrong? That's what happened to me here. I'm going to pick up the book.
Maybe I've read so many mystery novels that I am no longer shocked by the revelations of who really did it and why. I now read stories for the journey-how the author gets me to the conclusion. This story is slow for the first few chapters, but it picks up near the end. If you have the patience to wade through this police and legal procedural, I recommend it. Also, the reader does a fair job.
David Collaci brings the gripping Dismas Hardy stories to life perfectly. I never get confused about who is talking but the voices never come across as fake sounding. Now that I've listened to almost all the Dismas Hardy books, I think I'll check out some of the other books he narrates
I had taken a couple of years break from "reading" Lescroart and now I wonder why. This book has an excellent plot, fine character development and just the right amount of suspense. Narrator is one of the better ones in this genre. No complaints here.
Enjoyable and entertaining.
The plot twists were well done, as were the courtroom scenes.
He did a good job on the narration.
A legal thriller with a modern day Perry Mason.
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
I personally love these kinds of novels. I have many of John Lescroart's books and I have enjoyed all of them. You get to know the character's and their lives as well as a good who done it. I recommend this book. The author and the narrator are at the top of my list of favorites.
I normally like John Lescroart books, but this one was just not engaging. The story didn't tie together well at all until well into it and the reader just wasn't compelling.