I reserve 5 star ratings for wonderful books with beautiful language--usually what you'd call "literature." So 4 stars is the best I'll give a crime or mystery novel. I could not stop listening to this one; I got sucked in and considered wearing my iPod into the grocery store to listen while I shopped. Loved it and loved the ending!
This sounded like it would be a decent book and as I listened to it further and further, I liked it more and more. The pace was exactly what I prefer, just enough details, easy to follow, and the narrarator was excellent. I was a little disappointed by the build up and ending as I was hoping for a nice twist or unsuspected surprise. Instead, it was more "cheesey" for me when everything became "clear" to Micky after the trial and what "really happened" was explained. Entertaining and informative but don't get your hopes up at a "kaboom" ending like it builds up nicely to be.
While this isn't great literature and I don't think one of Connelly's best, it was interesting. I didn't see the ending coming!
I didn't enjoy the narrator which took away from the quality of the story somewhat.
I'm constantly listening to recorded books. Right now I'm a bit sick and weak, but can still enjoy a good listen. I'm so glad I have this resource available.
This is another of Michael Connelly's excellent stories. Gripping from start to finish it totally involves the listener. This latest book is by far much better than last year's "The Reversal". A MUST READ for Connelly fans.
This is a courtroom drama novel that will keep wanting to leave it playing long after you should be doing something else, such as getting out of the car to go to work. It is well written, well narrated, and has facts and reality on its side. You can identify with all the characters and they become real.
All was very right with this book, however the ending was just too similar to 100 other courtroom novels with twisted endings. Not original by any means and totally expected.
Except for the ending, this book is well worth your credits and your time.
Fast approaching retirement as a life long oncology nurse. I love family more than anything. I enjoy reading (audio only), movies, travels, paper crafting, photography, gardening and just being alive.
My first Connelly book and I have to say I was very disappointed, especially after reading so many 5 star reviews on here. Not sure what all the hype is about. I had a hard time getting through this book. Only found the last 45 minutes compelling. I would have enjoyed it more if the book had a better narrator. Peter Giles used a monotone voice that rarely portrayed any emotion. Great book if I had trouble falling asleep.
I believe I have read everything Michael Connelly has written and I am delighted with this character. I didn't think you could do better than Harry Bosch, but Mickey Haller is great. This book will make a really good movie and I can't wait to read the next book.
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.