I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
No, I would not listen to A Conflict of Interest again. This book did not create any true emotion that touched the core of my being. A book needs to search for understanding. I've found that this kind of book needs to touch my soul. The book will have a way of creating a depth of understanding that fills a void that the author created. Only when that void is filled do I feel the book is complete.
This story held my interest throughout. There were times I would find pieces of the puzzle that did fit but there were too many empty spaces left for me to fill. Those missing pieces needed completion, which required that I read the entire book.
I think that David LeDoux's performance was well done. He created character's whose voices were appropriate. I was able to visualize the type of personality given to the character. The change of emotions could be felt through his narration. He was able to insert the varied emotions that a person feels such as love, fear, anger and many, many more. His voice interpretations made the book a good listen.
There were many times that Alex Miller doubted his wife's love for him. However, when Alex made his summation at the end of the trial, he turned around and found his wife sitting in a row close by, providing him with the support that he needed.
The book was well written. Alex was a prominent lawyer in a prestigious law firm in New York City. When Michael Ohlig, of Flordia, who was talked about throughout Alex's life as being his father's best friend, whom Alex had never met, approaches him after hid dad's funeral to be his counsel, Alex reasoned that the relationship with his parent's was the reason. Throughout the trial, Alex questioned himself many times about the man he knew as Michael Ohlig, and came to a definitive conclusion, he did not trust nor like him. The author, Adam Mitzner, was able to thread this theme throughout the book so well, that as the listener I had the same conclusion. The character's were well developed and all had a specific role to play. And those roles were necessary and well placed in the book, that added texture to the story. I took two days to finish and found the ending to be superb.
Well now, this book is a very good example of what can be done to save a marrige if you really want it to be saved. It was a bit extreme, but it worked. Perhaps more marriage partners should follow the premise of this book to prevent the high divorce rate in today's environment.
I was very unsure about this book at the beginning. I am not much of a reader at all. I was SURPRISINGLY shocked to find it was a GREAT BOOK. Suspensful and surprising!
I am getting his new one as soon as possible. I completed this book within 3 days! I would suggest reading!
The story never caught my interest.
I don't remember, I listened 2-3 months ago.
Not a 'bad' novel, just lacking pizazz or suspense.
The story was a good fast paced one with lots of twists and turns but I could not stand the narrator. There was no distinction between characters and no inflection in his voice at all. A very flat reading of the book. I don't have any criticism for the story. It is a good tale.
I am a readaholic! I will read anything - cereal boxes, etc. if there is nothing available. I have a long drive to work and back and listen to books every day.
This book starts out with a mysterious twist and keeps getting stranger. I liked the story, but felt there were too many twists that were never really explained.
Probably not, there are many better reads to recommend.
Kept me interested, but comfortably in the middle of my chair.
This is the first narration that I have listened to, over 5 or 6 years, that did not fit the book or enhance the experience. He was not bad, just didn't fit the voices and intonation to the characters.
I really enjoyed the book, the suspense just keep going.
No, I thought he told the story really well.
When Alex was fired.
I thought that Michael was going to turn out to be Alex's father.
It is unpredictable. Very well written. Looking forward to the new book that is coming.
Yes. It has twists and turns
This is the first one but it will not be the last. He is very good
This is a legal thriller that has plenty of twists and turns in the plot as the various players manipulate the pathway of the story. It keeps enough mystery to have you guessing most of the way... but sadly I anticipated the ending about 90 minutes before it happened.
That didn't reduce the enjoyment, but just took some of the suspense away. For me, the story would be more a 3.5, rather than a 4.
Although he was a bit too laid back, I liked the narrator but marked it down because of poor technical production, which was probably not the fault of the narrator. There were a number of very obvious edits, where it appears sentences or phrases were added in later, using a different studio or microphone. The different tonal quality in the edits was too obvious.