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A Conflict of Interest Audiobook

A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A stunning debut thriller in the best-selling tradition of Scott Turow and John Grisham!

Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Alex agrees to take on Ohlig's defense.

Through the course of two trials, secrets are revealed that force Alex to question whether any of the people in his life are who they appear to be. Most importantly, he must decide whether the identity he projects to the world is the man he truly is or even wants to be.

With its powerful voice, pause-resistant tension, and strong cast of characters, A Conflict of Interest will captivate listeners right up to its electrifying conclusion.

©2011 Adam Mitzner (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A page-turner with deeply flawed heroes, sympathetic villains, and totally unexpected twists. I loved it!" (Alan Dershowitz)

"More twists than a California cloverleaf interchange." (Bookreporter)

"This gifted writer should have a long and successful career ahead of him." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Beverley Zabow Neve Poleg, Netanya Israel 05-20-12
    Beverley Zabow Neve Poleg, Netanya Israel 05-20-12 Member Since 2005

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    "Page turner"

    As a lawyer that recently left "Biglaw" I could really identify with the protagonist and the pressure on a lawyer in a big firm. Yes it is actually like that!!! This is an "intelligent" thriller, which explains the procedures and creates tension without the need to add blood and guts. Highly recommended.

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    04-29-12
    04-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    ""Where's Waldo" of legal ethics"

    This book is a law professor's "wet-dream" of a legal ethics final exam. Good listen, lots of twists and turns, of course lots of conflicts of interest, and legal "ethical" issues, some recognizable, some not. Good naration; but the underlyingstory line gets complicated at times. Lawyers might find this like the arcade game "Whack-A-Mole", there's a new conflict popping up every 5 minutes.

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    Leslie West Roxbury, MA, United States 04-22-12
    Leslie West Roxbury, MA, United States 04-22-12 Member Since 2004

    Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.

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    "Had a Firm-esque feel to it"
    Any additional comments?

    It is a fast paced legal thriller the way The Firm by Grisham was. You are not sure why this is being done to this lawyer...why he is being singled out...I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a well done legal thriller that will keep you guessing.

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    Carol Sarver PA 04-13-12
    Carol Sarver PA 04-13-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Well read but a little unbelieveable."
    What did you like best about A Conflict of Interest? What did you like least?

    The premise of an atorney defending a man from his parent's past was intriguing.

    What I liked the least were the portions of the story that strained credulity. It could have been and should have been much better.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I thought it was a bit bland and under finished.


    Which character – as performed by David LeDoux – was your favorite?

    The attorney.


    Did A Conflict of Interest inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book started with a good premise, but never generated the feeling or enthusiasm for any of the characters that it could have done. So much potential; so little development.

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    Eli Brooklyn, NY, United States 03-27-12
    Eli Brooklyn, NY, United States 03-27-12
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    "So-so story, sub-par performance and production"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book to a friend to read, but not to listen to. The production quality is poor and the performer has a good voice for something, but not this.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Lots of very predictable parts, chapters end mid-thought, and an ending you can see a mile away.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David LeDoux?

    Pretty much anyone. I don't know too many narrators by name, but I think my wife or I could have done a better job. His voice is so cartoony.


    Do you think A Conflict of Interest needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, I think it was pretty much all said in the first book. The protagonist is not a very compelling figure. I am not curious about him.


    Any additional comments?

    Read

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    Rose Brisbane, Australia 03-25-12
    Rose Brisbane, Australia 03-25-12
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Some one who enjoys legal stories.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Adam Mitzner again?

    Not sure to be honest.


    Would you be willing to try another one of David LeDoux’s performances?

    Probably not, the narration was very poor. The slow deliberate pace was very grating. The sighs, and asides of the main character made him sound a bit like a spoilt teenager.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritating - the main character was very weak and the author didn't deal with the irony of mother, son (hero) and the actual father all had affairs. Yet, the main character was behaving as a young teenager with little emotional maturity. The moral dilemmas were not dealt with at all.


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    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 03-23-12
    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2007
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    "good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I thought it was worth a listen


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    not change anything -- maybe learn more about the main characters parents


    Have you listened to any of David LeDoux’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes -- he is a good reader -- you can tell the difference in the characters


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no -- read it over two weeks with others in between


    Any additional comments?

    it was a good book -- good story -- t

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    peggy LAYTON, UT, United States 03-17-12
    peggy LAYTON, UT, United States 03-17-12
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    "Enjhoyed book"
    What made the experience of listening to A Conflict of Interest the most enjoyable?

    I was a little disappointed in the ending but the book kept me right there to the end. good read.


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    Karen LIDCOMBE, Australia 03-13-12
    Karen LIDCOMBE, Australia 03-13-12
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    "I wanted to know why the deaths were occuring..."

    The book was slow to begin with but it grew on me as the plot thickened. I thought the narration was well done.

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    Cleon 03-10-12
    Cleon 03-10-12
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    "Surprising!"
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    I got this book while trawling around looking for a new author to follow. I am not disappointed! The story started out in a bland enough manner, but suddenly threw in a rather nice twist that grabbed my attention. Thereafter, a succession of twists followed, continuing right to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed 'A Conflict of interest' and will definitely be looking out for more of Mitzner's work.

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