This was my first Michael Connelly listen. Also my first Peter Giles listen. It took a while to get used to his low throaty tone and a bit of a Dude accent at times. After I got used to it, I was able to concentrate on the story better and it turned out pretty good. Love the ending. Great surprise twist. I would like to give another one of Michael Connelly/Peter Giles stories a try.
Never read the print
not that I am aware of
I enjoyed the book. It was slow to get started, or so I thought, and was just about to give up on it, when it began to get interesting. the ending was quite a surprise
Couldn't stop reading! The dialog and story line are great.
As always, Mickey Holler
another great work by Michael Connelly
The whole book is a great ride, but the last chapter really makes the book memorable. You just don't see it coming.
This was the first Micky Haller story for me, and as the story developed so did a connection to him. I like Micky Haller, the character, and I will look for more of his stories.
First time reading/listening to author Michael Connelly. Story is interesting, but i'm not used to audio. My mind has a tendency to wander with the audio. Find myself having to repeatedly go back to previous seconds. Only been using it when driving. It is taking some getting used to.
While trying to get through this book I couldn't help but feeling that I was listening to a either a Hardy Boy's mystery or an episode of Murder She Wrote. The storyline seemed quite juvenile and even laughable, from the exchanges between the characters to the description of the trial proceedings.
As for the narrator, his steely, breathy and monotone voice really got under my skin, his character changes were nondescript.
I wasn't interested in the story until Part 2, at which time it became a bit more interesting, but as I previously said, the story was pretty "hokey". But that's just my opinion! I have listened to many books, about half of them mysteries and this was NOT a good mystery.
I read a number of books by Connelly and my favorites are with Mickey Haller. The story lines are usually interesting but what I enjoy the most are the characters - Mickey is a likable character and Connelly makes sure that there is growth and change with each book he writes. This makes the books more interesting, not just the "who done it", but the character growth in each book. The story it self is set against the current foreclosure landscape - making it current and relevant to today's headline stories. The woman accused of the murder is not a likable character, but does that mean she committed murder?
If you are a fan of Lincoln Lawyer - you will like this book.
He was not my favorite, but it did not distract from the story
From the start it was clear she was inocent. Her lawyer did a great job proving beyound a reasonable doubt that she was inocent. But at the celebration party, what a twist.
Great Book. We need More books like this one. The read was great but I wished they would of used the same one for all Mr. Connelly Books
Yes, topical issue, and very good legal procedural.
Other Mickey Haller novels
Enjoyed reference to Haller being played by Matthew McConaughey in film of the case on trial.