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The Fifth Witness Audiobook

The Fifth Witness

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Publisher's Summary

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail.

Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).

©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Marta Shirley 07-16-12 Member Since 2012

    I live in Dundee, Oregon, wine country and the most beautiful place on earth...I love detective stories and just discovered John Sandford and his Prey series. Love him! I also love Rosamond Pilcher, anything read by Joe Mantagna or Bobby Cavale. Love Audiobooks more than almost anything!

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    "Great Story, don't like the reader"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fifth Witness to be better than the print version?

    I don't know, i only had the audio


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, lots of twists and turns, but Haller is annoying character, not up to Connelly's standards


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I love Michael Connelly, but I don't like Mickey Haller. He is smug and unappealing.

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    Tom 07-12-12
    Tom 07-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing"

    I have enjoyed Mickey Haller and I think Lincoln Lawyer was excellent. I am not so so keen on Fifth Witness. I think Michael Connelly was trying to capitalize on the release of the Lincoln Lawyer movie and make some kind of commentary of the current economic situation. I read that the inspiration for Haller's move to foreclosure defense was a friend of Connelly's who was having to do this for the same reasons Mickey lays out. I am also not a fan of how this story ends. I don't buy into Mickey going for the whole good vs evil, prosecutor vs defense argument that his ex and others have thrown at him. I had admired that he felt he had a purpose and recognized that most of his clients were sleaze. A good listen, just not Connelly's best.

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    Faith CRYSTAL FALLS, MI, United States 06-24-12
    Faith CRYSTAL FALLS, MI, United States 06-24-12
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    "Unpredictable Ending"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fifth Witness to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What does Peter Giles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emphasis on important parts of the story to bring clarification of the role of each charactor.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The ending left you feeling there is going to be another book to continue the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 06-21-12
    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "My First Michael Connelly Book - Enjoyed the story"
    Any additional comments?

    This was my first "lawyer" book - normally I read the detective novels. Other than getting bored with too much courtroom dialog (guess I am used to a lot more action in my books), I enjoyed the story and Mickey Haller. Peter Giles adds character to all the characters, which is very important in my selection of audio books.

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    Jennifer LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 06-19-12
    Jennifer LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 06-19-12
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    "Great story!!"

    Peter Giles is an excellent narrator!! What a good book! Peter really brought me into the story and allowed me to connect with the characters.

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    Amazon Customer Colorado Springs, CO 06-18-12
    Amazon Customer Colorado Springs, CO 06-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A good courtroom drama"

    This book actually turned out much better than I thought it would be. To be up front, I was on the fence with the narrator. Even in listening to the sample I thought his voice would grate on me and I would not be able to make through the whole book. I was wrong. Well, I wasn't wrong about the narrator (not the greatest in my opinion), but the story kept it going for me. I really didn't realize this was going to be such a good courtroom thriller, and the author did a very good job building the suspense through out.

    I also thought the main character arc was thoughtful and believing. The subplots all tied in nicely. And the author's use of setting and description was well done.

    Good book - highly recommended.

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    Eric Salt Lake City, Utah, United States 05-08-12
    Eric Salt Lake City, Utah, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2012

    A man. A plan. A canal. Panama

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    "Great Story"

    Great ending and an engaging story. I can't wait for the next Mickey Haller novel!

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    Susan 04-04-12
    Susan 04-04-12
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    "For trial-addicts only"

    I've really enjoyed other Connelly books and was especially looking forward to another Mickey Haller book... though "The Lincoln Lawyer" was also a book about a trial, there was enough going on outside the courtroom to make it interesting. Not so with this book. I had to skim large portions just to get through it. Very boring unless you're riveted by every minute detail of what happens in a courtroom. The writing was very pedantic, too, which I don't expect at all from Connelly.

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    Jerry 04-01-12
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    "writer seems to be out of steam"
    What did you like best about The Fifth Witness? What did you like least?

    thesteamy he story was interesting


    Has The Fifth Witness turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no I still Iike this type of books


    What aspect of Peter Giles’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


    Could you see The Fifth Witness being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    the story seemed to drag on

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    Kathryn 03-23-12
    Kathryn 03-23-12
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    "Loved the story"
    Would you listen to The Fifth Witness again? Why?

    Actually, I may listen to this again, which I don't normally do. I thought it was an interesting story line and enjoyed the twists and turns.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Giles?

    Definitely, Tony Roberts. The narrator was ok but the editing was disgusting. There were frequent stalls and voids, some lasting 5-10 seconds.


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