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The Gods of Guilt Audiobook

The Gods of Guilt

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Publisher's Summary

Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense" (Los Angeles Times).

©2013 Michael Connelly (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"The combination of this fast-paced courtroom drama and Giles's steady and consistent narration makes for an engrossing listening experience…Giles's rich portrayals help listeners differentiate the multiple characters as Haller becomes convinced that his client is not only innocent but also the victim of an elaborate setup involving local police and DEA agents." (AudioFile)

"Connelly knows when to put his foot on the gas and when to take it off. Once he has you on board, turning the pages, you won't want to climb off." (Boston Globe)

"Haller is the kind of slick, cynical showman who can't resist making high drama out of every legal procedure....There's always something deadly serious behind Connelly's entertaining courtroom high jinks" (New York Times Book Review)

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    Bruce Fort Pierce, FL, United States 03-13-15
    Bruce Fort Pierce, FL, United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Good - but Harry is better"

    Found this a nice change from the Harry Bosch series - but not quite as good. Writing is solid and there are a few surprises along the way - but also a few things that seem improbable

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    Owen Mconber 03-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "As Always, Great!"

    As a former homicide detective for LAPD, the author know his stuff! Very accurate with police procedure and a great read. To bad he didn't make his character a DDA.

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    Leslie Helgerson Lewisville, TX 02-26-15
    Leslie Helgerson Lewisville, TX 02-26-15

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    Good book. Moved along fast and kept my attention to the end. Lots of interesting people and easy to keep track.

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    Kevin 02-23-15
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    "Amazing"

    Talk about redefining the "Perry Mason" court room confession! I am not a lawyer genre fan but I can't wait for the next book! I've listened to all of the Lincoln Lawyer books and I'm anxiously awaiting the next. And if Michael Connelly reads these... Earl is great, why? I was so happy he was in the drivers seat again.

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    Scott M 02-22-15
    Scott M 02-22-15

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    "Very solid story"

    Awsome reader and story . Can't wait till the next book. Connelly is a great writer. The reader fits the book amazingly well.

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    starjazz Temple Hills, MD, United States 02-18-15
    starjazz Temple Hills, MD, United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    If you are a voracious reader you go through books like water. This book fulfilled those SUPER reader or listener desires, on All Levels!!

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    "A little formulaic but a good read"

    Story decent although somewhat predictable. As a lawyer, I cringe on some of the ethical excesses of Mickey Haller, as well as the prosecution. Nevertheless a fun read, and it's good to see an innocent man walk.

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    Enjoyed the entire Lincoln Lawyer series. Hope they make more movies too. I will watch to see if more books are added later.

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    Toddany 02-04-15
    Toddany 02-04-15

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    Great narration but the plot line felt repetitive. The author gives away the "whodunit" pretty early on, therefore leaving the rest of the story to be based around the characters deciding how to expose the rest of the story behind it. I got through the book fine but never had a moment of excitement where I just had to listen for ten more minutes.

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    Rio 12-08-14
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    "Gripping and well executed"
    Where does The Gods of Guilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    To me, nothing could top the Lincoln Lawyer. Was I ever wrong! This book grabs and doesn't let go, and Michael Connelly belongs in the pantheon of great writers. Exceptional storyline, believable characters, and the culmination of a tale that could reside in the headlines. This book is number one on my list, and it will take a novel with real guts to pull it down to number two.


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

    The plot is a thread in a web of incidents that holds the reader spellbound. Sounds trite but in this case, spellbound is the only way to describe it.


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

    Peter Giles is an exceptional reader who truly understands his script. This allows him to voice the material in such a believable manner, making the characters real, tangible, and visible. I could see the incredulity in Mickey Haller's face, the streetwise looks of Earl Briggs, and the sinister countenance of James Marco. Mr. Giles is an excellent narrator.


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

    Absolutely, and I'd have given myself a resounding head slap if I'd missed a word if I'd had the occasion to doze. Stayed up waaaay past my bedtime to hear the end and I don't regret a minute.


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