Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood in front of him. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients.
From bikers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. It's a franchise case, and he's sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending a client who is actually innocent.
But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth, and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.
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"A fast-paced, unpredictable ride." (Bookmarks Magazine)
"[The Lincoln Lawyer] has all the right stuff: a sinuous plot, crisp dialogue, and a roster of reprehensible characters." (Booklist, starred review)
I am a big fan of Harry Bosch, but I thoroughly enjoyed this stand-alone book and its intriguing new protagonist, Mickey Haller, a "bottom feeding" defense attorney. He is quite different than Bosch but not as unprincipled as he would have us believe. Connolly delivers a tightly-crafted, complex plot. I think I enjoyed this more than my most recent Connolly listen, "The Closers".
The characters were well developed and brought to life by the excellent narrator. The book was filled with details that made it all quite believable. Nice twist towards the end. This narrator was fabulous. He doesn't just read the story...he adds passion and energy to the character's voices and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Get this book for your next trip!
Say something about yourself!
I am going to see what my attorney son thinks of this... but it was hard to stop listening since the plot has many unexpected twists and turns. Recently I have been able to predict the ending of most novels but in this case, my thoughts kept changing. Well worth the read or listen.
Knowledge is knowing the way. Wisdom is looking for an alternative, more interesting road to get there. Audiobooks are that road.
This is my first Connelly book. I?m hooked. I felt like I was lost in Mickey Haller?s world. Connelly gave birth to Haller and Adam Grupper (the narrator) brought him to life. His narration of the other characters was excellent too. I felt like I was in the middle of a movie, not a book. A definite Oscar contender type of movie. His plot development was gripping from the beginning right down to the last 5 minutes of the book. A real courtroom legal mystery thriller. I wish I hadn?t heard this book already so I could start it all over again. I recommend it highly. It is very entertaining and you never know what plot twist is coming up next. You always know something is coming but you never know what. Go for it. You won?t be sorry.
Well if your looking for a book to fold into and loose sight of everything else?? This is it! Its a slow start with a roller coaster ride to the end. The narrator is outstanding....you'll love it!
Connally can write and plot.
The narrator, Adam Grupper, brings the our hero to life beautifully, with his strengths and weaknesses.
(we'd like to have Mickey for our lawyer, but not necessarily our friend--on the other hand both his ex-wives still like him)
I couldn't put this book away. The narrator was very smooth and easy to listen to, one of the best I've heard. I have listened to over 100 audio books and I put this one in my personal top five. There are many twists and turns that took me completely by suprise both in and out of the courtroom. If you are looking for a story with entertaining courtroom drama, clever twists and action from beginning to end, look no further!
I loved Harry Bosch and have read every Connelly book to date, but let's face it, Harry is getting a bit long in the tooth. Connelly's new star is attorney Mickey Haller, and the story and reader are absolutely gripping. Though the story starts a bit slow, about half way through you'll start finding excuses to keep listening, extending your run on the treadmill or taking the long way home.
Connelly is BACK!
I have read every book Conelly has written, and I rate this as one of his top two or three. There's a great new character in this novel, lawyer Micky Haller, who, in my opinion, is a bit more likeable than Conelly's most famous creation, Harry Bosch. Harry is just too intense and sometimes a bit self-righteous, whereas this guy just seems to take himself and his job a little less seriously than Harry does. I hope we get some more Micky Haller books from MC. I didn't give 5 stars, because I didn't like the narrator in this book quite as much as Len Cariou, and, well, I just hardly ever give five stars.
We just returned from a 10.5 hour car trip and we had to listen to the last 30 minutes in the house as we could not wait to hear how it ended. A good story and the reader was excellent.
"A Gripper by Grupper"
This is a great story very convincingly presented by Adam Grupper. He brought the characters to life and held my attention while I was on my exercise bike preparing for the London to Brighton bike ride. I was realy sorry it had to end and found myself immediately looking for more of the same from Connelly by Grupper, sadly without success. Some more please Adam!
At first I felt I could not get used to Adams Grupper as a narrator but the authors work makes the book irristable and Adam does free himself into the characters eventually making them come alive one by one. There are twists and turns which keep one elevated wanting to get to the finale yet not wanting to finish the book! On the down side I do feel the occassional background music [ or excuse for music ] very off putting, distracting, irritating and completely unnecessary, it does not enhance the story nor does it improve the production - 'audibly' The Lincoln Lawyer is enough of a very enjoyable experience without it.
"Connolly gets better and better"
Bit of a different turn to the usual Bosch novels - but once I got into it very good. Some good twists and turns. Well worth sticking with.
A superb novel by Michael Connolly, the first of a series featuring defence lawyer Mickey Haller. I understand that Michael Connolly is best known for crime novels-- though I've not read any of those so coming to this book with no idea about the author. The book is absolutely superb-- great charactors, a superb plot with lots of twists and turns. the book is also wonderfully read by Adam Grupper who, again, I've not come across before. finally, I'd like to remark what good value this book is at just under a tenner, cheeper I might add than the abridged version... what's that all about?
"Excellent legal thriller"
Another first class thriller from Michael Connelly, though the main character this time is not Harry Bosch who figues in so many of his excellent books.
This is a legal thriller, rather than police procedural, with a new lead character Micky Halleck who is drawn in much the same way as HB - complicated, likeable but far from perfect. The plot is intricately constructed, with the author striking a good balance between setting the factual background, as you have to in this type of thriller, and getting on with the story; there are plenty of plausible twists and turns to rack up the tension and keep you hooked; and the book is very well written. Narration is very good, expertly paced with the characters well drawn, and sound quality is first class. Strongly recommended.
If you do buy and enjoy this book, you might note that Michael Connelly has written another thriller featuring Micky Halleck - "Brass Verdict" which is also available on Audible. I shall be getting this next month.
"Excellent book, great narration!"
He had me hooked from the beginning and made my commute to and from work all the more bearable. There were so many twists throughout the narrator kept you guessing right to the end. Great narration, he cranked up the tension and his descriptions of each character was so detailed that you could visualse them and I think his voice suited this book very well..
Overall very happy with my purchase would highly recommend.
"So good- they're making it into a movie in 2011"
Just loved this! I read the other reviews before I made my choice and there is very little I can add to their plaudits, other than to say of course that I agree how terrific this is. The narration is gripping- what a pity Adam Gruppa doesn't read more Connelly novels. I also see that this is going to be released as a movie in 2011- let's just hope they do it justice?!
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This was my first Connelly audio novel and I have now bought 3 in just 4 weeks! Really gripping exciting stuff, intelligently written and just the thing to take your mind off all the stress and worries of getting through a day!
Yes, I can most definitely put my name to recommending this....
A wonderful book, beautifully read. Highly recommended and enough twists and turns to keep you captivated from start to very satisfying finish.
"Great novel that is what i think is pulp fiction"
In the true meaning of the phrase. But this is no cheap novel, it is well written and enjoyably gripping. Really enjoy the main character and the interaction with the many bit players. BUT please Audible do not leave "link" music on your books. the music that I think marks the transition from CD to CD is left on and crops up several times through the novel spoiling the flow. I know this is not unique to this book but is noticeably loud in this case.
Other than the music this was a great book
"An unexpected treat!"
Having never read anything by this author before, I took a risk. I was really pleased I did! This is a fast moving, well written tale. It has everything, psychopaths, manipulative lawyers and fully rounded main characters. The writer also has an excellent knowledge of the seedier side of the American legal system. You don't need to be innocent you just need to be rich.. Five stars from me!
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