Fun novel about the rough-and-tumble of criminal law in Los Angelos. Well-developed characters.
Dad, Granddad, swimmer, marathoner, average guy
This is a new listen for me and I will be adding Michael to my list of favs
Like most people, I really enjoyed this book. It moved very well. I was not disappointed in the ending at all. Like one other reviewer, I did not appreciate the music that appeared at various points, mostly at the end of the chapters. However, I could live with it to hear the entire book.
This was an entertaining book. I enjoyed the character and found him very realistic. I thought the story was well-developed.
The end, discovering the perpetrator, was a little disappointing. There seemed to be inadequate hints and the ultimate master villain was not developed well. I tend to feel cheated when I'm not given enough hints to have figured out the plot.
That said, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to other readers.
Great story about the real life of a ciminal defense attorney. Told without too much dramatic filler. The day to day details, concerns, and issues of a defense attorney are true to life. Then the mystery, fictional part begins and is full of suspense and intrigue. Haven't finished it yet but am really enjoying it while doing my house hold chores.
Won't go too much into the book as is covered greatly already. The audio, clear and narrated well, but music bumps that start 2 minutes before chapter breaks at the same level as the narrator and then return for the next chapter. Really, really annoying. Then some chapters don't have any (OK by me) and a few are done quite well (about 20 seconds of low music, OK too) What was going on? Music changed for one break, a funky disco thing that sort of (not really) tied into the chapter. Ehh... Don't like music w/ my audio books, but do realize it has a place in some productions, Jimmy Buffet's "A Salty Piece of Land" but not this one.
This book is really tough to stop listening too. Every time I turned it off, I kept going back to it anytime I could. If all of Connelly's books are like this, whoopie!
I got this book unabridged. I would often listen to it while doing chores around the house or other mundane projects. I loved this book. The pacing was perfect, the characters well-drawn, and the writing style engaging. Mickey Haller, the Lincoln lawyer of the title, and protagonist, is a hustler who works out of the back seat of one of his Lincolns. He gets embroiled in a case that should be a real money maker. The author uses this background to set up a very believable ethical dilemma that makes this novel a very compelling read. This is the first Michael Connelly book I've read, but based on this one, I'm going read more of his books.