But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.
Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.
Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.
©2008 Hachette Audio; ©2008 Michael Connelly
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
I have listened to almost all of the Michael Connelly books, read by at least two other people. This is the first one that has bothered me. Mr. Giles reads well enough and as long as he sticks to the cop part of the story he is OK, but he didn't bother to find out how to pronounce some of the terms necessary for the lawyer part of the story. My main problem is that he insisted on saying "preemptory" challenge about 100 times when the word is "peremptory." He didn't seem familiar with the word "eschew" either. I know this is picky, but I wish someone would tell him so he doesn't do it again. The story is a good one and an interesting character convergence for Connelly so I wish I hadn't had issues with it.
Connely manages to stay clear of the genre's cliches and formulas in this one and the narrator is well matched to the material.
I love the Mickey Haller character and really wanted to read this one. However, I decided I could listen to it for the price to purchase on Kindle. Great story line, Enjoyed it as expected. HOWEVER, the narrator ruined it. The monotone of his voice and lack of expression with different characters was very distracting. If I had it to do over again I would read this one. I will read his new Mickey Haller novel because I will not listen to another narration of this poor quality. Doesn't the author listen to the narration before approving it for publication?
The narrator is absolutely awful. Though the story is decent, it's very difficult to get past the repetitively gruff, punchy delivery, which leaves no room for the nuances of the characters' situations. Even the female characters' lines often come off in the same affected tones. Terrible. I will avoid anything narrated my Peter Giles in the future, which is unfortunate as I just thoroughly enjoyed The Lincoln Lawyer: same author, different (very good) narrator. Ugh!
I always enjoy Michael Connelly books. They're interesting and engaging, but I also always feel like the resolution of the story is just "convenient." As in, he got tired of writing or his editor limited the length of the book, so he just chops it off and wraps it up. This is true for the Brass Verdict. A fun read, but nothing special.
Another great read by Michael Connelly. The story moves along nicely. It's not as good as The Lincoln Lawyer, but well worth the time. The introduction of Connelly's lead investigator from another series ties the two together. Bosch and Haller work well together as they unravel this mystery case.
I read the reviews, and I knew better, but I spent the credit anyway, and boy am I sorry. I'm only an hour into listening and I seriously cannot go on. Narrator sucks...sorry...sad...but true. too bad i can't get my money back!
Story is good - but the narrator is so terrible, I almost can't stand it. I find myself correcting him. Why didn't they bring back the narrator from The Lincoln Lawyer?
This is the second Connelly book that I have read with the lead character of Mickey Haller. I thoroughly enjoy this character, who is flawed, but lovable and introspective. Plus his interactions with Harry Bosch in this story are great. Legal scenes are realistic too. Not quite as good as the Lincoln Lawyer, but just a shade below. Wish Connelly used this character more often. Excellent narration. Highly recommended.
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