I know that Daniel Silva is a popular author for mysteries related to the Middle East, but never got around to reading anything by him. I started listening to this book on CD when I borrowed someone's car and loved the book. Finished with a download from Audible. Highly enjoyable!
I had taken a couple of years break from "reading" Lescroart and now I wonder why. This book has an excellent plot, fine character development and just the right amount of suspense. Narrator is one of the better ones in this genre. No complaints here.
Everything you wanted to know about the life of LBJ from the late 1950s through early 1964. Some very fascinating stuff, but in some parts it completely dragged on and on. Parts very totally repetitive. Recommended, but I might go with an abridged version, if its well done.
I would have liked a bit more suspense, but this was a fun read. Recommended for listening when you don't want to have to focus on the book.
I expected the chick lit formula, but this "romantic comedy" was generally tedious. The ending was predictable from the first hour and it needed more twists and turns--if the relationships were going to work out, at least have the characters go through some serious struggles, not superficial hocus pocus. I hope that Ms. Eby will develop her characters a bit more in her next novel--she did a good job with the audio, however.
Grisham has set high standards in his previous books and, while this one has twists and turns, it is less well put together than some of the others. Although I liked the story, I felt the writing was a little lazy, and the ending seemed contrived.
If you like legal procedurals, this is a good one. But there are some unbelievable moments in the story, so you have to be able to suspend reality to fully enjoy this one.
This book combines the two characters so well, and stretches the Haller character as he changes sides for this story. I hope that Connelly keeps developing this character.
Yes, I know that we are reviewing the books at Audible, and this one is very good within the genre, but often there is little review of the narrator beyond one sentence. I will get to the book in a minute, but a little more about Dennis Boutsikaris's performance first. Boutsikaris has a quality to his voice that really kept my interest. His range and intonation are excellent. What I look for are the ability for the performer to keep his voice in character and to make voices of the opposite sex sound believable. Boutsikaris does both very well (I remember only once mistake in the entire text). Additionally, he gives the book exactly the right amount of excitement for the genre.
If you are looking for an exciting mystery, this book is not it. The story revolves around three very imperfect lawyers and the trials and tribulations of their practice. The book contains two product liability litigations/class actions, and quite a bit of it rings true, a simplified account of what can happen in these cases.
The Litigators is very light reading, with several of the characters being somewhat funny exaggerations of what are clients and fellow lawyers. It goes fast and held my attention. At times, it had me laughing out loud (remembering my own experiences in similar situations).
Highly recommended as a light, yet detailed, novel about the law. Not recommended for those looking for a legal mystery with a lot of action.
This was my first strictly Bosch book and now I understand why everyone loves the character. The book held my interest from beginning to end, with lots of twists and turns along the way. The narrator is tremendous with just the right gravel to his voice to make Bosch's character come alive. Highly recommended.
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