I normally listen to faith based stories, but found this one too interesting to pass up. I would recommend this book to just about everyone. I am married, 45 years old, and will recommend it to my wife and also youngest daughter who is 15 years old. I believe it would apeal to many people with all different backgrounds. ALSO, I recently saw the movie "Lincoln Lawyer", which I thought was a great movie. I just found out that both are written by the same author. I found this book on audio to be the best quality by the narrarator that I have ever listened to. Get it , you will enjoy it a lot !!
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Michael Connelly is fast becoming my favorite author. He combines the exciting legal battles and investigations behind the courtroom, with the personal lives of the characters. He also has the talent to explain the legal technicalities in an understandable way. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fast moving and exciting story of the legal system.
When "Lincoln Laywer" came out with a smirky Mathew McConnahy, I figured all Connelly's succeeding books would be written for the big screen, rather than the small reader. Even though there is a shameless comment about making a movie of the story with said McConnahy, the story line is sound, and perfectly suited for today's economic woes, and the cottage industries it creates to further milk us all. Of course, it is destined to be another movie, but still a great read on "the small page".
Connelly's confident economy of language, well-crafted plots, and skillfully revealed characters always add up to a great listen or read. In this murder trial drama, one comes to appreciate the vicissitudes of a game well played by all the legal participants. Connelly's thorough grasp of courtroom procedure is an education unto itself. Once again, he shows himself to be the premiere crime writer of the day.
Having never read Michael Connelly before, I went into audio book with a totally objective mind. While I enjoyed the story very much, the reader left me less than enthralled! His intonation was totally off, there was little distinction between his male characters and female characters, so you had to make an effort to determine who was "speaking". Very unimaginative as far as the reader goes; thankfully the actual story compensated!
I love reading his novels they are fun creative sensitive and always at the end I say he did it again! Come on Michael keep them coming!
The overall story was good but was not as exciting nor suspenseful as I had hoped for. Not sure if it was the narrator or this author. I chose this audiobook because of the high ratings however, feel a 3 is more appropriate.
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.