I started listening to this book and was instantly hooked! It was fascinating to learn what really goes into presenting a defense case. I loved Mickey's brilliant yet fractured logic, and his conflicted feelings about his life, as well as the business of defending some of L.A.'s slimiest characters. Adam Grupper's reading was inspired, and Connelly's book had me dreaming up things to do so I could look productive while I was actually resisting turning off my overworked iPod. I haven't been so addicted to a book in a long time! Now I am in a sad state of withdrawl.
I have always enjoyed the Harry Bosch novels and look forward to many more but this new character and direction is outstanding. The book is extremely well written with tight dialog, believable characters, interesting insight into the life of defense lawyers and enough suspense for a lifetime. Don't miss this read!
If you have liked Connelly, you will like this one. (I was skeptical after his ?Chasing the Dime?.)
This was a good read. The reader was very good with the main character, but lacked range with supporting characters.
All in all, I highly recommend.
This is the first Michael Connelly book I have read, but it will not be the last. Great story that had me hooked from the start. The narrator (Adam Grupper, also a first for me) had just the right inflection to become "Mickey", the main character. I finished the book in just a few days. Highly recommend.
Way to go Michael. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this novel. Of course that's just my opinion. It's nice to see that Mr. Connelly has other characters at the tip of his fingers besides Harry Bosch. "The Lincoln Lawyer" has everything that is needed to keep you listening. It also has some nice surprises that will keep the headsets on for awhile. If you have never listened to (or read) Michael Connelly then now is the time to start. Enjoy, I did.
Don't pass this one by. Way better than John Grisham. Not a "page" wasted in this book! One you can't put down. True suspense, well written, very "believable."
I listen to several books a month and the first thing about a great book is the narrator. This one was great. The book moved very well with some twist and turns...and just when you thought where it was going...wrong.
It was a very enjoyable listen and I would highly recommend it to anyone that likes lawyer stories that deal with today's headlines mentioned.
I'm not a Connelly fan. But I've been through the collection of courtroom dramas (the Grishams, Turrows, Tom Wolfes, etc.); and this is clearly, head and shoulders above them all. Connelly either has some legal training, or a very good source. All of the elements of a courtroom jury trial are displayed in captivating detail: openning statements; direct and cross examination; legal and evidentiary issues and rulings. And, they all come with the trial tactics, subtleties and strategies behind them. It is something that even a seasoned trial lawyer (such as myself) will thouroughly enjoy, even bringing back some fond memories the same strategies and tactics used myself. It also has a great story line; gripping dialogue; and, very realistic detail all around-- the courtroom, the characters, and the LA locale as the backdrop (complete with recent legal events). It also ranks with the best of "who done its", with a "surprise" ending that will fool even the most avid of that genre (really, you won't be able to figure it out). I rarely give out a "5 star"; but indeed this one is well deserved on all fronts. Whether you are a lawyer, non-lawyer, jurror, judge, or just someone who wants to find out about how the legal system works (and how it doesn't), this book is a must read. Once you pick it up, you won't put it down.
The author, Connelly, conveyed the gritty and hyper-political inner workings of the criminal defense system as realistically as he has portrayed the L.A.P.D. investigative process with the detective Harry Bosch series. I enjoyed the complex mental chess match between the criminal defendant, lawyer and D.A's office. A complex and well thought out plot with some interesting twists and turns made this a great listen.