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The Last Alibi: A Jason Kolarich Novel, Book 4 | [David Ellis]

The Last Alibi: A Jason Kolarich Novel, Book 4

James Drinker is a bit of an oddball. A funny-looking, geeky loner, he walks into Jason Kolarich’s office one day with a preemptive concern: two women have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and Drinker thinks he will be the police’s main suspect. One woman was his ex-girlfriend, he says, and the other was a friend. He’s the only link between the victims and he has no alibi for the night of either murder - surely the police will realize it soon. Believing he’s the target of a frame-up, Drinker hires Kolarich for his defense. Something about James Drinker seems off from the start, but Kolarich doesn’t give it too much thought. Until another murder occurs....
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Defense attorney Jason Kolarich is back in another edge-of-your seat thriller...and this time he may find himself in over his head, in more ways than one.

James Drinker is a bit of an oddball. A funny-looking, geeky loner, he walks into Jason Kolarich’s office one day with a preemptive concern: two women have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and Drinker thinks he will be the police’s main suspect. One woman was his ex-girlfriend, he says, and the other was a friend. He’s the only link between the victims and he has no alibi for the night of either murder - surely the police will realize it soon. Believing he’s the target of a frame-up, Drinker hires Kolarich for his defense.

Something about James Drinker seems off from the start, but Kolarich doesn’t give it too much thought. Until another murder occurs. And then another. And as he begins to probe his client’s life and story more closely, it quickly becomes clear that nothing about James Drinker is what it seems...and that the target of the frame-up isn’t Drinker, but Kolarich.

Unable to stop a serial killer - and prove his own innocence - without breaking his sworn attorney-client privilege, Jason Kolarich must hunt for the truth about James Drinker, the series of brutal murders, and why he’s been set up to take the fall. The answers will be beyond anything he could have imagined.

©2013 David Ellis (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Debra Monticello, GA, United States 10-06-13
    Debra Monticello, GA, United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2008
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Story of true friendship, love, coverups, wrong conclusions, twisting fate to save a friend.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels and Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

    Jason Kolarich


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hold tight if you believe you know who done it and why think again the ending will have you thinking.


    Any additional comments?

    David Ellis when is book 5? Wait to see what will happen to Jason !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Staats Brentwood, tn United States 08-13-13
    Dave Staats Brentwood, tn United States 08-13-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Good but might be better on paper."
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Alibi the most enjoyable?

    David Ellis' story


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

    Yes. I didn't find myself anticipating as many elements as I usually do after over 600 Audible titles and thousands of books before those.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Usually I like Luke Daniels just fine. His ONLY, but HUGE, error in this book was Joel Lightner's voice. I have read or heard all of David Ellis' books. I think he would agree and Luke is in danger of becoming a joke like Scott Brick if he keeps doing that. And Tanya Eby just wasn't needed for this book. She wasn't horrible...except every time she did a male voice. It was also a distraction to hear the same character voiced by 2 readers.


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

    Oh, not really...it was just a really good story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    brandi 08-15-13
    brandi 08-15-13
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    I am disappointed in this series! It's a jumbled mess. Jason is inconsistent in his beliefs, actions, temperament....everything! It feels like 4 books written by the same guy about different guys that happened to be a lawyer at the same firm. Then after they were written the names were changed to Jason and the background shoved down the readers throat. Did I mention a million and one times that his wife and baby daughter were killed in a car accident? Insulting to the intelligence of the reader that its bashed over our head every 15 pages.
    All of the other characters are consistent and I fell like I know and care about those people more than Jason.

    So very disappointed

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 11-15-13
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 11-15-13 Member Since 2013

    Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.

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    Would you listen to The Last Alibi again? Why?

    Although I enjoyed the book, I found it difficult to follow during the first half. The author keeps jumping from the present to the past in ways that I found confusing. I have enjoyed some of the author's earlier books much more. The last third of the book was very well done.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not so much time spent on the main character's sexual relationships. More time spent on the investigation and trial.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I would have preferred one, rather than two, narrators. Still, each did an acceptable job.


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    Tony Birmingham, AL, United States 09-15-13
    Tony Birmingham, AL, United States 09-15-13 Member Since 2009

    I am an electrical engineer and have served a stint in the Navy. I own a company that installs custom home theater systems and other home entertainment products. My favorite books tend to be action fiction or fantasy. I like some romance but not too mushy

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    Where does The Last Alibi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Dave Ellis is a solid writer and I find it hard to critique him too hard. Most of my problems with the story line have to do with personal taste. I like for a story to start at the beginning and go to the end for the most part. This story jumped around from past to present at such regularity that I sometimes had difficulty keeping up.

    I also like the character of Jason Kolarich, that is, until this novel. Ellis chose to ruin my favorite character and make him weak and obnoxious. If the writing had not been so good, I would have quit reading.

    I would give this novel a 3.5 our of 5 based on the books that I choose to read.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would not have made the character of Jason Kolarich so deplorable.


    What does Luke Daniels and Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Luke is probably my favorite reader and I will read a new author just based on the fact that he is the reader. Luke can play so many voices that the story comes to life for me. My favorite Luke Daniels books are written by Kevin Hearne.

    Tanya Eby did a very nice job of playing the voice of Shauna, but I did not care for her depiction of Jason as well. It was probably because both readers read the part of Jason and I just preferred Luke's over Tanya. I would probably have liked her fine if she were reading the whole book and the readers were not swapped every chapter or so.


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

    I occasionally laughed, but no crying.


    Any additional comments?

    I guess I find it a little strange that Jason Kolarich can jump in the bed with someone he just met and treat all his friends like second class citizens, yet, I don't believe there was ever a mention of a single kiss for Shauna, even after she stood by him throughout his difficult times. I like my main characters to have some character I guess.

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