I listened to this novel following The Lincoln Lawyer and nearly missed it due to the continual complaints about the narrator. I listened to a preview and found nothing offensive, so I downloaded it and hoped for the best. I felt this novel moved a bit slower than Lincoln Lawyer, I missed some of the twists and turns and intrigue that made the Lincoln Lawyer a real "page-turner". But it was worth the credit and Michael Connelly has a nice way of throwing in surprises that you don't see coming. I really don't understand the complaints about Peter Giles. After the first few minutes, I had forgotten what the previous guy sounded like and found none of the " stilted / wrong emphasis / difficult to follow " issues mentioned by others. I think he did a great job and feel his critiques were un-founded and 'over the top'. Just my opinion obviously, but I suggest you don't let the idea of poor narration dissuade you from this story. I'm glad I didn't.
This has just about killed off my enjoyment of so-called legal thrillers. This book held nothing to interest me. I finally just stopped listening. Even the narrator got on my nerves. Connelly suckered me for the last time.
I love this author and will suffer through lousy voice talent for a great story. I'm sorry to say that after listening to literally hundreds of audio books, I only made it through 15 minutes of this book. I don't wish to be rude, but to be honest, I'm blown away that the author would choose to have the book performed by someone with a lisp. I'm hearing impaired, the sounds of "s" & "th" are particularly difficult to hear. Despite this challenge I experienced every one of his maddeningly wet sepentine embellishments until I felt like he'd given me a wet willy. Don't waste your money.
I felt somewhat misled when it indicated this was in the Harry Bosch series. Harry is a character in the book but this is about the defense attorney. Not a bad story but I didn't get what I thought I paid for.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
I have listened to almost all of the Michael Connelly books, read by at least two other people. This is the first one that has bothered me. Mr. Giles reads well enough and as long as he sticks to the cop part of the story he is OK, but he didn't bother to find out how to pronounce some of the terms necessary for the lawyer part of the story. My main problem is that he insisted on saying "preemptory" challenge about 100 times when the word is "peremptory." He didn't seem familiar with the word "eschew" either. I know this is picky, but I wish someone would tell him so he doesn't do it again. The story is a good one and an interesting character convergence for Connelly so I wish I hadn't had issues with it.
Connely manages to stay clear of the genre's cliches and formulas in this one and the narrator is well matched to the material.
I love the Mickey Haller character and really wanted to read this one. However, I decided I could listen to it for the price to purchase on Kindle. Great story line, Enjoyed it as expected. HOWEVER, the narrator ruined it. The monotone of his voice and lack of expression with different characters was very distracting. If I had it to do over again I would read this one. I will read his new Mickey Haller novel because I will not listen to another narration of this poor quality. Doesn't the author listen to the narration before approving it for publication?