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The Fifth Witness Audiobook

The Fifth Witness

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.
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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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    Caroline 06-03-11
    Caroline 06-03-11 Member Since 2006
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    "yet another very good Michael Connolly book"

    Michael Connolly never disappoints with his well-written books. Mickey Haller is an interesting and likeable character, the courtroom scenes were very well written, and the plot interesting overall. The tie-in to the current housing crisis was a bit of a stretch, but otherwise this was a perfect read.

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    Amazon Customer TALBOTT, TN, United States 06-02-11
    Amazon Customer TALBOTT, TN, United States 06-02-11
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    "Great Book"

    I usually do not write reviews but this was worth it, great book!! It was hard to get anything else done because I wanted only to listen to this book :)

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    William Scarsdale, NY, United States 06-01-11
    William Scarsdale, NY, United States 06-01-11

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    "Fast paced great insight"

    This book really puts you into the mind of a defense attorney and keeps you at the edge of your seat. Great read.

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    Faja4x Central MA, United States 05-31-11
    Faja4x Central MA, United States 05-31-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Some nice elements, but..."

    I really struggled to not let the voice talent for the audiobook edition of this book make the overall experience disappointing. Peter Giles as voice talent has limited range and I found his style off-putting. As for the actual content of the novel, it is somewhat of a shadow of The Lincoln Lawyer. There were some interesting areas, i.e. the FB tie in...but overall I give the effort a B-

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    L. Lyter Kempton, PA 05-27-11
    L. Lyter Kempton, PA 05-27-11 Member Since 2012

    Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a passion for U.S. History.

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    "Bring Coffee"

    This is my first listen of the series. It seemed a little flat and overly detailed about courtroom and legal procedures. The narration was a dry-as-dust reading so wooden that I needed to pull over at the truck stop for quick snoozes. All this goes to prove that my stints of jury duty were on the mark, and being in court, unless you are a lawyer, judge, or defendant, is about as stimulating as a non prescription sleep aid. The defendant is totally unlikeable, though, which added to the characterization and Haller will do anything to win a case. The ending was a great plot twist but things do bog down in the middle. I'll try a Bosch book next.

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    Sylvia 05-26-11
    Sylvia 05-26-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good, worth the credit, suspenseful!"

    I really enjoyed this book, the reading went by quick and I was happy with the ending!

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    FinanceBuzz Loganville, GA 05-26-11
    FinanceBuzz Loganville, GA 05-26-11 Member Since 2015

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    "Best Haller novel yet!"

    When I first listened to the Lincoln Lawyer I was fairly ho-hum on the Mickey Haller character. Connelly has improved these stories with each edition and "The Fifth Witness" is his best Haller novel yet. While still not as engrossing as the Bosch series, this novel was a definite "page turner" that kept you guessing. More so than most of his other books in this series, this entry goes more in-depth into the actual trial process, something that I found interesting. While I would like to hear a better narrator, this preference did not detract from my enjoyment of this book.

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    Mark Toney, AL United States 05-26-11
    Mark Toney, AL United States 05-26-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Mediocre"

    I am a longtime fan of the Harry Bosch series and I have enjoyed the Lincoln Lawyer series as well, but this one was the exception. I felt like the judge in this book when he tells Mickey, this is really starting to try my patience. I hate to say it but many parts of the book were simply boring and somewhat predictable. Narration was good and the ending was ok, but the overall storyline was just weak.

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    dee dee J los angeles, ca United States 05-24-11
    dee dee J los angeles, ca United States 05-24-11 Member Since 2010

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    "GOOD ENOUGH"

    I ENJOY MICHAEL CONNELLY'S BOOKS. THIS STORY WAS GOOD BUT THE CHARACTERS WERE IRRITATING!! THE SUSPECT WORKED MY NERVES THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE STORY..THE LAWYER WAS SO-SO

    I TRUDGED THRU AND FINALLY NEAR THE VERY END..AN AH HA MOMENT!! GOOD READER WHICH MADE IT WORTH IT

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    charles College Station, TX, United States 05-23-11
    charles College Station, TX, United States 05-23-11
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    "Charlie"

    I normally listen to faith based stories, but found this one too interesting to pass up. I would recommend this book to just about everyone. I am married, 45 years old, and will recommend it to my wife and also youngest daughter who is 15 years old. I believe it would apeal to many people with all different backgrounds. ALSO, I recently saw the movie "Lincoln Lawyer", which I thought was a great movie. I just found out that both are written by the same author. I found this book on audio to be the best quality by the narrarator that I have ever listened to. Get it , you will enjoy it a lot !!

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