I am a big fan of Harry Bosch, but I thoroughly enjoyed this stand-alone book and its intriguing new protagonist, Mickey Haller, a "bottom feeding" defense attorney. He is quite different than Bosch but not as unprincipled as he would have us believe. Connolly delivers a tightly-crafted, complex plot. I think I enjoyed this more than my most recent Connolly listen, "The Closers".
The characters were well developed and brought to life by the excellent narrator. The book was filled with details that made it all quite believable. Nice twist towards the end. This narrator was fabulous. He doesn't just read the story...he adds passion and energy to the character's voices and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Get this book for your next trip!
Say something about yourself!
I am going to see what my attorney son thinks of this... but it was hard to stop listening since the plot has many unexpected twists and turns. Recently I have been able to predict the ending of most novels but in this case, my thoughts kept changing. Well worth the read or listen.
Knowledge is knowing the way. Wisdom is looking for an alternative, more interesting road to get there. Audiobooks are that road.
This is my first Connelly book. I?m hooked. I felt like I was lost in Mickey Haller?s world. Connelly gave birth to Haller and Adam Grupper (the narrator) brought him to life. His narration of the other characters was excellent too. I felt like I was in the middle of a movie, not a book. A definite Oscar contender type of movie. His plot development was gripping from the beginning right down to the last 5 minutes of the book. A real courtroom legal mystery thriller. I wish I hadn?t heard this book already so I could start it all over again. I recommend it highly. It is very entertaining and you never know what plot twist is coming up next. You always know something is coming but you never know what. Go for it. You won?t be sorry.
Well if your looking for a book to fold into and loose sight of everything else?? This is it! Its a slow start with a roller coaster ride to the end. The narrator is outstanding....you'll love it!
Connally can write and plot.
The narrator, Adam Grupper, brings the our hero to life beautifully, with his strengths and weaknesses.
(we'd like to have Mickey for our lawyer, but not necessarily our friend--on the other hand both his ex-wives still like him)
I couldn't put this book away. The narrator was very smooth and easy to listen to, one of the best I've heard. I have listened to over 100 audio books and I put this one in my personal top five. There are many twists and turns that took me completely by suprise both in and out of the courtroom. If you are looking for a story with entertaining courtroom drama, clever twists and action from beginning to end, look no further!
I loved Harry Bosch and have read every Connelly book to date, but let's face it, Harry is getting a bit long in the tooth. Connelly's new star is attorney Mickey Haller, and the story and reader are absolutely gripping. Though the story starts a bit slow, about half way through you'll start finding excuses to keep listening, extending your run on the treadmill or taking the long way home.
Connelly is BACK!
I have read every book Conelly has written, and I rate this as one of his top two or three. There's a great new character in this novel, lawyer Micky Haller, who, in my opinion, is a bit more likeable than Conelly's most famous creation, Harry Bosch. Harry is just too intense and sometimes a bit self-righteous, whereas this guy just seems to take himself and his job a little less seriously than Harry does. I hope we get some more Micky Haller books from MC. I didn't give 5 stars, because I didn't like the narrator in this book quite as much as Len Cariou, and, well, I just hardly ever give five stars.
We just returned from a 10.5 hour car trip and we had to listen to the last 30 minutes in the house as we could not wait to hear how it ended. A good story and the reader was excellent.