I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.
I didn't want it to end. I was captivated by the story . The book moves from beginning to end. The courtroom scenes were so descriptive, you thought you were there. I highly recommend the book, especially if you like legal dramas.....and twists in storylines. Enjoy.
After the rave reviews I was expecting something a little more dramatic. The courtroom dialogue was great and the plot moved right along. I love being privy to Haller's thoughts because they add a very realistic edge. All the characters had great development and are so realistically flawed... it is one thing I really enjoy about Connelly's writing. I didn't care for the surprise twist ending... it lacked motive and didn't ring true to me. Still... As with most of Connelly's that I have listened to, I was very entertained.
I rarely write reviews, but couldn't resist giving my cheers for Mickey and his gang, as well as for the excellent Peter Giles as the reader! I can't wait for the next book--after having been addicted to all of the Harry Bosch books for years, what a wonderful addition to the family in welcoming his half-brother Mickey Haller. Mr. Connelly is a star!
This book could have been reduced by a hundred pages or more. Once the trial started, the defense went on and on and on and on and on, I almost fast forwarded, but my iPod doesn't deal with skipping very well. The beginning of the story was a page turner, but I never once got to the point where I cared whether the defendant was found guilty or not. By the end of the book, I wasn't interested in listening anymore. Finally, the synopsis gave the impression that this was about the foreclosure crisis and all its trappings in the legal system... wrong. It was a murder case with the sparse mention of foreclosure as a motive. Certainly not this author's best work.
One should not have to read or listen to almost an entire book before it becomes interesting. I have listened to or read all of the Bosch books by Michael Connelly and have enjoyed them immensely. I was extremely disappointed in this one.
One of the best books I have ever listened to. It kept me engaged and wondering what was coming next !
As always Michael Connelly provided me with a days entertainment while doing mundane chores. I'm glad to see Haller back because honestly getting tired of Bosch who to me has lost his edge. I would have given it 5 stars but guessed the outcome early on in the book. Still enjoyable and worth the credit.
I completely enjoyed this story. I never understood the narrator focus, until now. This narrator contributed to my pleasure. I am an attorney who currently does not practice. This story reminded me why.
This book would've gotten 5 stars from me if the narrator's whiny inflection and style hadn't been so distracting. Excellent storyline, though.