Story was best one yet by M Connelly! Really excited to get back into M Haller from Lincoln Lawyer. They switched the dang narrator. This is a bad habbit w/ this series. New guy was just to laid back, horrible on Bosch, would have been perfect if book was about the new surfer dude. Great new charachter BTW. Really liked him and rooted for him to do well. But was about Haller and at least the narrator could have listened to prior to see how to pronounce name!
Not a bad pairing of really good characters. Not Connolly's best plot and a bit slow on the development. BUT!! The worst of this is the narration. Giles can't pronounce "peremptory", he thinks it's preemptory. Haven't seem the printed copy. Did Connolly and his editors let this incorrect spelling through to print. He's got venire right although it sounds awful. And, he has bizarre character voices for most everyone except Mickey and Bosch. Sounds like he doesn't get it.
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I like the book. You may think you now the plot and so on, but there will be surprises along the way. Good development of the main character. I think that Peter Giles did a great job, the right one for this book, but don't expect dramatics, his way of doing the reading works for the story.
I always look forward to new Connelly releases. this one did not disappoint.
older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?
Engaging, fascinating, captivating; does any more need to be said?
Only for the second time in my Audible history I was not able to complete an audio book (the first one was Count of Monte Cristo). After little over an hour I drove to my local book store and purchased the hardcover.
At first I hoped that the narrator would eventually "warm up", relax and get better, but he only got worst. His performance is way bellow the standard of excellence I grew to appreciate and expect from Audible. Please do not invite him back.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. Okay, the narrator was so-so, but the storyline was interesting and the plot had quite a few twists that kept my interest up. Having a legal background, I particularly enjoyed the court banter, the investigation and the twists in the end. In fact, it got so interesting, I found it hard to stop listening and had to find out what was going on. I also liked the constant banter between Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. Great stuff!!
Like Kaye, I liked the Lincoln Lawyer better and I liked the narrator better too. But this was still excellent! Well-paced and interesting throughout.
I've read and listened to books by this author. My previous experiences with Connelly's books was good. The Brass Verdict was even better, but for the narrator. He was disastrous. Just as quickly as I was drawn into the storyline, I was yanked out by the horrendous reality of a pitiful narrator. He would be great in a reading of the character Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but that is about the height of his range as a narrator. This story was so good, which is why I'm so disappointed in this narration.