The excessive pop culture references cheapened the story, and the author's attempt at a more literary opening (by converting years and months into minutes) only made him lose track of the timeline of his own story, so that the protagonist keeps saying months later that it's been 18 months since the catastrophic event that turned his life upside down. I cannot even summon the willpower to list all the bad metaphors and examples of cringe-inducing writing, because verbatim quotes would require another listen. The plot was pretty flimsy, and not even on a par with a typical TV police procedural (I must admit TV writing has come a long way). The narrator did not fare much better, unfortunately. I will not spoil it for other readers by revealing how he sounded out the word "eschew," but allow me to say that the word was hardly recognizable.
did not see the print version
yeah ::)) living the story with the main character and OMG
This is second time for Kevin and i shall look for more as well as the author.I believe "A Conflict of Interest" by this author, Adam Mitzner, is a must read for mystery/suspence readers/listeners.
Audio books esp w/ earphone are captured well. I also am considering the whisper sync.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Don't be fooled by the early chapters of this novel; it is NOT what it seems. It is much better than what it seems! This is the story of an attorney who has lost everything in his life and how one case redeems him and starts his life anew. His court room activities are central and his relationships with other lawyers likewise. However, the story has some devious twists and turns that the listener can't possibly see coming. . . yet in the end, they are quite logical and believable.
The narration leaves a little something to be desired. . . Collins' voice is a bit pretentious and seems affected at times, but get beyond that because the story is a great one.
Could not get excited about this story or the characters. After experiencing so many really great legal thrillers by the likes of Scott Turow, John Lescroat; even David Rosenfelt, this was such a poor imitation.
Anything but this book!
Nothing by this author
Yes. Narrator was very good. Book is dreadful
The entire book
Adam Mitzner is ok but Kevin T Collins is getting on my nerves
Too early to tell
I feel that I wasted my money on this book
In the mid-upper tier.
Main character, Dan.
Disappointed to say no.
Was really hoping this would be something new and exciting, given it was written by a new-to-me author and has many glowing reviews. The story was enjoyable, but I found it pretty predictable, right down to the must-have pc characteristic of, well, I won't give it away. I figured that part out as soon as a minor character was introduced, and the killer even earlier. The premise of dead spouse/child is so overused. Most disappointing was the implausible ending. The reader was a true gem, probably the biggest reason I listened through to the end.
I like legal thrillers and enjoyed this one except if you are familiar with criminal law the main character will drive you crazy. So many times I thought, "This guy is supposed to be Ivy League? Seriously?" His legal reasoning and lack of knowledge of criminal law are astounding. The only excuse I could give the author is the desire to educate readers. There are better ways to accomplish that though.
Avid reader for 45 years
Older out-of-shape drunk guy meets beautiful younger woman who falls into bed with him and is instantly enamored. That's after same guy ignored wife & daughter for years as he worked 90 hours a week to become hot shot law partner. Same guy deals with sudden loss by staying drunk for months. All smart, sensitive & mature woman would be staying far, far away.....
Someone who hates surprises.
Mitzner's first book was more suspenseful and was better narrated. Although I admit I did not - could not bring myself to - finish the book, the part I listened to was very predictable... boiler plate characters, motives, and actions.
The narration was exaggerated and made the characters sound very young and immature.
I was really looking forward to Mitzner's second novel; too bad this one didn't match up.