This was my first listen of Michael Connelly and I loved the book. I wasn't sure what to expect the story grasp my attention and nevery let go. I thought the characters were great along with the narration. I'm a fan and searching for more of his books, I hope they are like this. Worth the credit and time. The only thing I wish it had was more!
The story is terrific and a must read. Connelly is one of my favorites and this doesn't disappoint. Can't go wrong in picking this book.
A great book! Didn't want to stop listening! Another reason Michael Connelly is my favorite mystery/thriller author!
I was a big fan of the Lincoln Lawyer and am generally less of a fan of the Bosch character than of the Mickey Haller one. So, I was excited that the Lincoln Lawyer was to be made into a movie, if only because it suggested to me that Connelly would write another Haller-based book. He released this one recently and when it appeared on Audible, I grabbed it. Boy, am I happy I did. This is a masterpiece, with all the twists and turns of an outstanding legal thriller. It is Connelly's portrayal of the inner workings of Haller's mind that I love so much--so believable and interesting--and when combined with a great story, this is a "Do Not Miss" audio book. Not coincidentally, it will make a great movie too.
I like Mr Connelly's style to start with and have listened to many of his other works, but this one kept my attention the entire time and really fooled me several times. It was interesting, witty and the performance by the reader was spot on perfect. A must listen.
An OK book. There was a little too much trial strategy for my liking. It seemed to me that theme was used for fill. However I did read the whole thing.
This was the first Connelly book I wasn't impressed with. He did a lot of baby stepping, explaining basic things the protagonist did instead of just letting the reader "get it". The narrator could have been better as well. He came across forced. Trying too hard.
I saw Michael Connelly at the Dallas Museum of Art where he was interviewed for the series Arts and Letters Live. Wonderful interview. He is an entertaining speaker and just an amazing writer. Unlike so many commercially successful authors, he continues to improve as a writer. I was on the edge of my seat and found The Fifth Witness to be the best courtroom thriller I've "read." I'm going to download it on my Kindle and actually read it and I'll listen again and again. I have to go through Connelly's novels many times and never tire of him. I went to see the film, The Lincoln Lawyer last weekend, as well, and took 3 relatives who had not read Connelly. I felt so proud of "my" favorite author. Everyone loved the story. Time to go back and reread and re-listen to that one, too. Kudos to the very best author and to a wonderful narrator!
A Michael Connelly book, for me, is usually a 'no-brainer'. He is a great story teller and this one kept me wondering what was going to happen next.
One reviewer here called it a 'driveway' book. I agree; you're listening; you're driving; you pull in your driveway and you just sit there listening, not wanting to turn the book off.