I read nothing that is popular.
I am not familiar to the Bosch's series at all. I just got this book because of Mickey Haller's character in the Fifth Witness. You can read that story independently without having to catch up to the series because it is written well and you can follow the story without having to back track.
As I was reading "The Reversal", I felt like I was out of sync in the story because I still haven't read the previous two books with Mickey Heller or the 15 other books with Harry Bosch. It felt like I was missing out a lot.
I will probably be catching up with Mickey Haller's titles because I really like his character, but as for Harry Bosch, I will probably not read any other books from him because his detective character was not enjoyable.
The story does not do any justice, if you are not up to date. Heller and Bosch is putting on a 24 year old case on trial for murder and it felt like I was missing out a lot because I'm not current to the series.
I should have gotten the first two books first before starting the third, but I have no interest in getting the first 15 titles in the other series.
Michael Connelly is the best author of crime thrillers. Always enjoy his characters and the way he builds the story. Look forward to his books!!!
Similar to the Fifth Witness in that is another Mickey Haller and I like the character. Adding Harry Bosch is never a bad thing!!
The only thing wrong with Michael Connelly is his ability to choose a narrator!! After listening to Peter Giles on The Fifth Witness, I swore I would NEVER again listen to his books. However, this one was on sale so I thought, well I will give it another try.NEVER AGAIN!! This narrator has no concept of inflections or that every sentence is NOT a question!! Also he is NOT Harry Bosch. UGH!!
No, couldn't take the narrator all in one sitting.
I love Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch. I will read any other of these books narrated by Peter Giles or miss them altogether!!
Yes, another edge of your seat thriller!
He read the book well and gave voices to each character. His voice, pitch, tone and reading was enjoyable!
Peter Giles brought Connelly's story through with excellent skill!
A lot of twists and turns. I really enjoy the lincoln lawyer series.
Good voices, and he handled all the characters well.
My gauge of a good mystery is that it has to be believable and at the same time have enough suspense and twists and turns to hold my attention. Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors since he always fulfills my expectations on these points. The Reversal has very believable characters with the combination of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. Both have been the primary character in Connelly's previous books and with them in concert, it doubles the fun. Up until the last, the reader has no clue how the story will end. Jessup, the very unlikable killer who thinks he can outsmart these two, along with his slick lawyer, Clever Clive, make for believable, but worthy opponents, both in and out of court.
Mickey Haller (aka The Lincoln Lawyer) is such a terrific guy that both of his two ex-wives still admire and work with him. Both he and Harry Bosch are also loving fathers to their young daughters. Both men are at the top of their game both personally and professionally.
Another key component in audio books is a good reader, because the Performance is a vital part in audio. Peter Giles is good. You never have a doubt as to which character is speaking and his delivery is flawless.
I recommend this book and I will definitely look for this combination in future books by Michael Connelly.
Compelling Connelly, kept me listening an 1.5 hours past bed time! The climax scene actually felt rushed through a little too quickly thus losing the drama and tension created throughout the rest of the book. Hope there is more Mickey Haller to come.
I really enjoyed the story, but the Reader did not captivate me at all; always seemed to be dragging. I'm not talking about the character he was reading, but he always made his character seem "annoyed and tired", even when the story line didn't call for it. I was just turned off by him. I like "Mickey Haller", just not this one so much :O(
Most memorable was the end and the fact that the guy was still out there.
He gives a good voice to Haller
Just the ending