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.
My favorite genre is mystery/thriller especially espionage. I dislike the paranormal. Some non-fiction. 1000+ books in my Audible library.
This one is from several years back in my Audible library. Meet Mickey Haller. He's a defense lawyer, one of the best. His office is his car, a Lincoln; he has two giving him a backup office just in case. His driver and bodyguard is an ex-client. There is also a girlfriend, a research assistant, and an investigator. LA super cop Harry Bosch is Mickey's half brother, same father. In the Lincoln Lawyer, Haller is enticed to change sides for a few months to act is special prosecutor to lend credibility to a very public case.
This is Book 1 in the marvelous 5 book (so far) Mickey Hallar series.
Novels do not get better than this!
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Read a lot of Connelly and grew tired of Harry Bosch. Went to Michael Haller fora break. Totally happy about it. I' a born again Connelly fan. Will go back to Harry again. I'd you like Connelly, this will really please you.
This is the first Michael Connelly book that I have read but it will not be the last. If you like John Grisham books, you will love this. Great legal thriller that kept me riveted. I have never had much faith in the legal system because of how they treat people. Guilty until proven innocent. This shows in the side story. I enjoyed the drama and the emotions that are beautifully portrayed. The ending had me on pins and needles and I kept looking at the screen that showed the amount of time left. I kept thinking about how much had to happen in the time left and would it be tied up or would this be one of those books that left me hanging for a sequel. Happily it wasn’t.
The narrator, Adam Grupper, was great. I always knew which character I was listening to and the emotions of the situations came through. That is how I rate a great narrator. The narrator makes all the difference