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The Gods of Guilt Audiobook

The Gods of Guilt

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.
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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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    Justin 06-15-14
    Justin 06-15-14
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    "So good, I want to relisten to more Connelly"
    What did you love best about The Gods of Guilt?

    Mickey Haller continues to grow and develop... It seems like in the last couple Harry Bosch novels, Connelly has told all the backstory, and it has become easier for listeners to guess the next move... but Mickey Haller still has secrets and is a lot of fun to follow.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the protagonist characters were interesting and unique


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    kent RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, United States 06-15-14
    kent RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, United States 06-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "one of the best books i have ever read-heard"
    What made the experience of listening to The Gods of Guilt the most enjoyable?

    the story was great, but the author's ability to pull in the reader with his commentaries were right on the mark


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    micky. the main character we see the story through was both deliberate and insightful.


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

    yes. this is one of his best.


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

    the entire book was great, but the ending left you wondering who was my "god's of guilt".


    Any additional comments?

    i have read every book by michael connelly and have enjoyed everyone of them. this one hits it out of the park. his ability to give the emotional insight of his main character lets the reader almost feel like he/she has become part of the story. the book grabs you right away and tightens it's hold all away to the last line. "hat's off" to both connelly and giles. to connelly for giving us such a great story and to giles for telling it so well.

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    dlmc Lusby, MD, United States 06-09-14
    dlmc Lusby, MD, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "God's of Guilt Delivers"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook from Michael Connelly. Great story from start to finish, including narration. This might be my favorite Mickey Haller story.

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    Amazon Customer 05-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Best one yet!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've been a fan since the first Lincoln Lawyer book, but I really think this is the best one yet. I caught myself sitting in the driveway, because I didn't want to turn it off.

    Mickey is caught in that grey area of the law that his ex-wife & daughter don't believe in, and that his former client lived in. His emotional wellbeing thru the entire book is raw, and pulled you in. It was a roller coaster ride from beginning to end, and I was glad to ride along.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The references to the movie caught me off guard, and made me smile. :) But I always love the (very) brief tie in with Bosch. Without giving away the story twists, there were some events that didn't just rock Mickey's world, but also brought tears to my eyes. When a book can do that, it's a great book.


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    Jonathan E. Ross Austin, TX 05-08-14
    Jonathan E. Ross Austin, TX 05-08-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Connelly and Haller Once Again Superb!"
    What did you love best about The Gods of Guilt?

    Connelly at his best with this intricate plot and the often vilified, but in this case completely just, defense attorney Haller. The humorous references to the film version of the Lincoln Lawyer are just icing on the cake of this excellent tale of corruption in the DEA.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gods of Guilt?

    The final unspoken negotiations in the courtroom between witness and attorney are new and excellently crafted. Connelly just never gets stale even though I have read every book in this and the Bosch series!


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    Peter Giles has become synonymous with Haller. I can't imagine anyone else narrating Connelly's series better!


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

    Haller's reflections on his own Gods of Guilt made up of the dead characters in the story line.


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint is I would have loved Bosch to have had a little more than just a cameo in the story!

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    M. Devlin 04-28-14
    M. Devlin 04-28-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Mickey Haller is back!"
    If you could sum up The Gods of Guilt in three words, what would they be?

    Awareness, Intrigue and Redemption


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think I liked the tortured nature of Mickey. He is tortured over his daughter, clients, tragedies that occur in the book and isn't handling all of it very well. I also like the fact that Michael Connelly weaves Harry Bosch into Mickey's stories and sometimes vice versa.


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

    I'm not sure Peter is my favorite narrator. No real complaints - just not my favorite.


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

    I think this is a book listened to in sections so you can think about what is going on. It was always hard to shut off the iPhone and go off to do something else, though.


    Any additional comments?

    I have always loved Michael Connelly's books and I have come to look forward to the next Mickey Haller as much as I do the next installment of Harry Bosch.

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    A New York 04-15-14
    A New York 04-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "deFENSE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, just a continuing of a great series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gods of Guilt?

    The video tape of the break in by DA Investigator and DEA Agent.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Giles – was your favorite?

    Mickey, and his staff... Peter Giles did an outstanding job.


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

    How true and difficult one's presumption of innocence and the Gods of Guilt, are stacked by mis guided legal community


    Any additional comments?

    I think this novel rings so true on how difficult one has to fight for ones innocence and the stack deck of the wrongfully accused.

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    MRT K.C. 03-25-14
    MRT K.C. 03-25-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Fantastic!!"
    Where does The Gods of Guilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is at the top of the list. Michael Connelly always does a great job of telling a story but this is some of his best work. It is a phenomenal blend of Mickey Haller's courtroom antics blended with a Sherlock Holmes style of mystery. I can't wait for another book!


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    Debra Monticello, GA, United States 03-17-14
    Debra Monticello, GA, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Mikey Haller truth and justice at its finest!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Gods of Guilt to be better than the print version?

    Always more dramatics


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

    All the drama and charisma


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

    Anger , empathy and sadness


    Any additional comments?

    Series was really good.

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    Mary United States 03-15-14
    Mary United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2010

    Mary Liechty Adams

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    "Another Great One!"

    This author rolls out story after compelling story with just the right mix of action and theme/character development. This, hoever, is not a good book for those that want endless descriptionn of the scenes, etc.

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