I haven't read the printed version so I don't know.
The totality and the characters. I found it very believable -- as a lawyer.
I'm late to the Connelly books and so glad that he's written so many and with different main characters. Lots of excellent reading to look forward to.
My husband and I said it was like the days before television, when people sat around the radio, listening to programs together.
Michael Connely always has twists and turns in his plots. Just as you think you know what is going to happen, Connely throws a curve ball.
Harry finding the hiding place under the Santa Monica pier.
The testimony of Sara Gleason was moving. I sympathisized with her.
I think this book is listed a Harry Bosch novel, but I don't think it really came across that way. A mix between Haller and Bosch. I am a huge fan of the Bosch series, but this book did not live up to the others in the series. The details of Bosch's character, his darker side, and his struggles with authority, did not really show up in this book. It was worth listening to, but nothing as good as the older bosch books.
Okay, I'm a Michael Connelly fan. Important to get that up front.
If you're into Harry Bosch, you'll like Reversal. If you don't know Harry, start at the first in the Harry Bosch series. I wish I could start over but I remember them too well.
In Reversal you get to revisit the relationship between lawyer, Mickey, and Asst. D.A., Maggie, his ex-wife. Harry's relationship with his now live-in daughter continues to develop. You meet the usual evil bad guy with all his quirks.
It's fast moving and pulls you in from page one, like usual.
The performance was a bit annoying at times but - hey - aren't they all? His emphasis is downright weird in parts but I'm probably overly critical.
The defense attorney's British accent can't decide if it's really British or some odd combination of British, Welsh, Aussie with lapses into American. Seems to me that many performers have a hard time trying to step into different characters' speech.
Very good story with a unique twist on Mickey's part. It was kind of cool to see the family working together. I wished for a little more closure... I guess I knew the ending but I prefer things to be tied up neatly with a bow on top, I'm not a cliffhanger type of person. Connelly really takes the time to develop his characters and I like that they aren't perfect. They are all flawed and pretty darn realistic. Nice crime drama but not too gory. Good job Connelly!
Wow....I can't believe all the high marks for this book! I loved 'Lincoln Lawyer' and 'The Brass Verdict' and felt sure I would love this one too. I kept waiting for a twist....a surprise....an 'ah-ha' moment. The story was completely predictable. The ending was one of the worst I've ever heard. I double-checked to make sure I hadn't forgotten to load part 3. In the last 30 minutes I kept wondering where the Michael Connelly twist would finally come in. And then ..............nothing. Loose ends, 1/2 told character stories, puzzle pieces that never came together. I usually listen first and then pass the book on to my husband. I told him not to bother with this one. Connelly must have been out of ideas and had a deadline to meet. He is off his game with this one in my opinion.
I wish that this book could have continued. I loved the paring of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. Great story. I'm going to look for more from Michael Connelly.
One of the very best Harry Bosch books ever. I loved the combination of the lawyer and police characters.
Very entertaining and well written plot! Highly recommended.