This is my first Connelly book and I'm now hooked on Connelly! His style, story telling ability, plot, everything. I came across this book and Connelly because I was looking for a lawyer/courtroom novel and did I ever hit the jackpot! Gripping, exciting, suspense, everything. I'm now on my fourth Connelly book. You won't be sorry for getting this book at all, the best book I've read in quite awhile.
This is an interesting story, I never grew tired of it and my mind didn't wander. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the story changed. The narrator is excellent, all the different voices really brought the story to life.
A very nice, well thought out crime procedural told from the POV of the defense attorney in the case -- an interesting (and good) choice since most crime procedurals are are told from the POV of the police.
It's a quick read that keeps you guessing. Filled with characters who are flushed out enough to be identifiable and whose back story doesn't bog down the story. The plot is full of twists and turns but avoids anything "out of left field" or too contrived.
Especially fun for those of us who live in the Los Angeles area. He calls out many, many well known locations, streets, land marks and restaurants. He talks about getting stuck in traffic on Laurel Canyon and the Garlic Cheese Bread at the Smokehouse in Burbank. Made me feel like I was right there.
I won't lie - I drove across the state just to listen to this book! Fantastic story and great character. The Lincoln Lawyer was a fun escape. You will enjoy the twists. The narration was good too, wish there was more vocal variety. I really like Jim Dale (Harry Potter) - now that is an amazing narrator!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the predicament Mickey Haller found himself in during his attempt to defend his client. The narrator was extremely convincing in his portrayal of the defense attorney and the dilemma he needed to solve.Someone should make a movie out of this wonderful courtroom drama.
I have listened/read two of his books now- both of them got a little long winded, but both were excellent! This one starts off a little slow, but the twist somewhere in the middle is where it picks up, and it is worth hanging in there!
Riveting. I couldn't wait to get back to this book. The narrator was one of the best I've heard in a while and he kept my attention. One problem - I'm not sure what to follow this up with that will match up!!