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The Lincoln Lawyer Audiobook

The Lincoln Lawyer

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller, an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life.

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.

©2005 Hieronymus, Inc. All Rights Reserved; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

  • 2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Mystery/Thriller

"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)

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    Angie East Olympia, WA, USA 07-28-07
    Angie East Olympia, WA, USA 07-28-07
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    "Enjoyed it!"

    I got this book unabridged. I would often listen to it while doing chores around the house or other mundane projects. I loved this book. The pacing was perfect, the characters well-drawn, and the writing style engaging. Mickey Haller, the Lincoln lawyer of the title, and protagonist, is a hustler who works out of the back seat of one of his Lincolns. He gets embroiled in a case that should be a real money maker. The author uses this background to set up a very believable ethical dilemma that makes this novel a very compelling read. This is the first Michael Connelly book I've read, but based on this one, I'm going read more of his books.

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    Christophe ParisFrance 07-08-07
    Christophe ParisFrance 07-08-07
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    "An original dualty in a lawyer's mind"

    First time I listen an audiobook: I found it a good idea to spend my time comuting (2 hours driving a day). This book made me wish I had 10 hours drive to work ! I did not want to stop listening.
    The story is about a lawyer who gradually discovers that he has deep inside a sense of justice. The rich customer he defends first appears as an innocent, but then, the reader goes from a surprise to a new surprise. Very exciting !

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    Mike 07-07-07
    Mike 07-07-07 Member Since 2008
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    "Clever...witty...fun"

    This is my favorite of Mr. Connelly's books. The court-room scenes are spot-on and catch the reader by surprise just as the lawyer catches witnesses in his cunning traps. I highly recommend this book...it will not disappoint.

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    J. Walhs Alexandria, VA United States 06-23-07
    J. Walhs Alexandria, VA United States 06-23-07 Member Since 2014

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    "Great listen"

    Loved this book. A little predictable at the end, but still very entertaining.

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    Luis Hooksett, NH, USA 06-21-07
    Luis Hooksett, NH, USA 06-21-07
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    "Superb"

    Excellent book. Entertaining and a thrilling ending. Superb narration; the best I have listen so far on Audible.

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    Ingrid Raleigh, NC, USA 06-16-07
    Ingrid Raleigh, NC, USA 06-16-07
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    "Very Enjoyable"

    This was my first Michael Connelly book and I enjoyed it immensely. I love John Grisham but I found this much more enjoyable than some of his books because it was a "page turner", full of intrigue and quick moving plot. I also thought the narrator was very good. I listened to it driving in the car, while doing chores and before I went to bed. It only took me three days to finish it. I'm quite disappointed it is finished but I look forward to listening to more from this author.

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    06-11-07
    06-11-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent!"

    In true Michael Connelly fashion, this book is awesome. The twists and turns keep you totally captivated. The narrator and author make for a perfect audible book.

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    Deirdre Yigo, GU, USA 04-30-07
    Deirdre Yigo, GU, USA 04-30-07
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    "Superb!!!"

    This listen was EXCELLENT! All the reviews were dead on.

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    L. Neumar LI, NY 04-29-07
    L. Neumar LI, NY 04-29-07 Member Since 2009

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    "It Was Okay"

    The story moved along well, but the middle became a little murky, and although it built to a climax, the end did not pack the punch that I had hoped. Somewhat of a surprise, it was a bit watered down and resulted in the "wow" factor dribbling out rather than being an all-at-once "in your face" revelation. The dramatized narration was what kept it interesting for me.

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    cestakey 04-26-07
    cestakey 04-26-07 Member Since 2001
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    "WOW"

    Great thriller with a terrific ending. Also, narration was excellent. I highly recommend this book. Michael Connely has never been better.

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