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.
First time I listen an audiobook: I found it a good idea to spend my time comuting (2 hours driving a day). This book made me wish I had 10 hours drive to work ! I did not want to stop listening.
The story is about a lawyer who gradually discovers that he has deep inside a sense of justice. The rich customer he defends first appears as an innocent, but then, the reader goes from a surprise to a new surprise. Very exciting !
This is my favorite of Mr. Connelly's books. The court-room scenes are spot-on and catch the reader by surprise just as the lawyer catches witnesses in his cunning traps. I highly recommend this book...it will not disappoint.
This was my first Michael Connelly book and I enjoyed it immensely. I love John Grisham but I found this much more enjoyable than some of his books because it was a "page turner", full of intrigue and quick moving plot. I also thought the narrator was very good. I listened to it driving in the car, while doing chores and before I went to bed. It only took me three days to finish it. I'm quite disappointed it is finished but I look forward to listening to more from this author.
In true Michael Connelly fashion, this book is awesome. The twists and turns keep you totally captivated. The narrator and author make for a perfect audible book.