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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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    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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    Shannon San Dimas, CA, United States 03-16-12
    Shannon San Dimas, CA, United States 03-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Sooo good!! A MUST listen!!"

    The story and the narrator are awesome! Another great Mickey Hollar story! Briliantly creative...I couldn't take my earbuds off!

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    MARCIA 02-06-12
    MARCIA 02-06-12
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    "ANOTHER GOOD MICHAEL CONNELLY BOOK"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fifth Witness the most enjoyable?

    FIGURING OUT HOW OUR HERO MICHAEL HALLER WOULD PROVE THE INOCENSE OF HIS CLIENT AND WHAT THE LAST SAY WOULD BE AFTER HE GETS HER OFF. DID SHE DO IT OR NOT?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    CISCO IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING


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    Ed Pensacola, FL, United States 02-02-12
    Ed Pensacola, FL, United States 02-02-12 Member Since 2007
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    "good story, little predictable in the end"

    good story and development was a little predictable in the end. would recommend the book

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    Lee California,USA 01-29-12
    Lee California,USA 01-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "When will they find a better narrator?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fifth Witness to be better than the print version?

    I always love the audio version because it is so flexible for entertainment within my lifestyle.


    What other book might you compare The Fifth Witness to and why?

    I enjoy all the Mickey Haller books. I am a fan of Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch is also a great character.


    What didn???t you like about Peter Giles???s performance?

    I generally don't order audio books by Michael Connelly because of Peter Giles narration. I ordered The Fifth Witness because it was one of the special order offers from Audible. After listening to him in Brass Verdict, which was my first book narrated by Mr. Giles, I was so disappointed, I chose no more of them, planned to read them.
    My attitude about this was not changed by listening to him again!!

    His inflections are so out of character. Everything ends on an up note like a question. His voice is not strong enough to carry the hard driving character of a defense lawyer. He also does not carry off the different voices very well, they all sound like him, the female voices are more like his voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when the end was revealed and I turned out to have guessed right!!


    Any additional comments?

    Please find another narrator. I really enjoy these stories, but will not order another audio with this narration.

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    John OWENSBORO, KY, United States 01-24-12
    John OWENSBORO, KY, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Another good Mickey Hollar novel."
    What did you love best about The Fifth Witness?

    Sometimes the courtroom stories get a bit tedious, but not this one. It held my interest all the way through.


    What other book might you compare The Fifth Witness to and why?

    Similar to the Lincoln Layer, of course.


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

    Peter Giles did a great job keeping the characters in context.


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    Rainiac 01-23-12
    Rainiac 01-23-12 Member Since 2015

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    "The Fifth Witness"

    I like mysteries that give all the clues then bring the final ending together picking up the clues left along the way. I honestly didn't see the conclusion coming. None of the characters did predictible things to make the book more exciting, it was fun. The courtroom was a bit slow at times. But I highly recommend this one.

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    Ralph Kemmerer, WY, United States 01-21-12
    Ralph Kemmerer, WY, United States 01-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Michael Connelly at his best"
    What did you love best about The Fifth Witness?

    I enjoyed the intricate legal maneuvering and the interaction between diverse characters.


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

    The plots twists and turns and keeps you guessing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when Haller realized his client was guilty.


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

    Absolutely! Unfortunately, life gets in the way. Had to take occasional breaks.


    Any additional comments?

    Michael Connelly is a writer whose books grab you immediately. No slogging through several chapters waiting for the story to get going.

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