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The Lincoln Lawyer Audiobook

The Lincoln Lawyer

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. 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.
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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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    Barbara Kittanning, PA, USA 03-23-06
    Barbara Kittanning, PA, USA 03-23-06
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    "Fantastic audible book!!!"

    I found this book to be totally entertaining. The author gets to the point, and the story moves along quickly. You come to like & understand each character. The story twists with each case keeps things fresh and interesting. I didn't want to stop listening. The narrator was excellent for this book-- he speaks for each personality extremely well. I would highly recommend The Lincoln Lawyer, and want to listen to more of this authors books..

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    A mother Romney, WV, USA 03-21-06
    A mother Romney, WV, USA 03-21-06 Member Since 2008

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    "Wonderful"

    Will listen to this again and again. Love the narrator. Wonderful story.

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    Michael Elk River, MN, USA 03-20-06
    Michael Elk River, MN, USA 03-20-06
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    "My first Connelly"

    A great listen. The author does not get into to much detail, but that leaves more room for excitement in the plot. An enjoyable story read by one of the better narrators I have heard lately. I would recommend this book highly to friends.

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    Flemming A. BallerupDenmark 03-13-06
    Flemming A. BallerupDenmark 03-13-06
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    "Breathless at work"

    I wad working while I was litening to The Lincoln Lawer and realy had to concentrate on the reality. The plot was on the same time as if I knew it and on the same time a discovery tour.

    I enjoyed every moment of the book and also the narrators voice and intonation

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    Bill Phifer 03-10-06
    Bill Phifer 03-10-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun and exciting"

    This was a fun and exciting listen. Reasonably well developed and executed. Not overly deep, but most of the best fiction isn't. I enjoyed the book, and it is a good example of this genre. I will read more by this author.

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    Hillbie NJ 03-10-06
    Hillbie NJ 03-10-06 Listener Since 2003
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    "Very Good"

    I've listened to a few of Connelly's audiobooks and found them entertaining. I enjoyed Closers the most, and this one is almost as good. I rate audiobooks by how well they hold my attention as I'm usually doing something else while listening (driving, walking the dogs, vacuuming). This one is well written and read, and I was engrossed all the way to the end.

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    Deborah shallotte, NC, United States 03-10-06
    Deborah shallotte, NC, United States 03-10-06 Member Since 2008
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    "You can't lose with Connelly"

    This is a very good book. I enjoyed The Closers more, but this is still a very good book. The narrator was wonderful, the writing top notch, and the story ran like a movie in my mind the entire time I was reading it. Ten years ago Michael Madsen, the actor, would have been a great leading man for this if made into a movie. It's that kind of book. Not as blatant a screenplay as the Grisham books, but it still ran like a movie to me...a very entertaining, interesting movie. The dodge at the beginning kept me from realizing what really was happening, which is great. You really love to hate the villain in this book.

    A worthwhile, sort of mid-weight reading, written by a master of this genre.

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    Jean Lubbock, TX, USA 03-09-06
    Jean Lubbock, TX, USA 03-09-06
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    "Exciting"

    I really enjoyed this book. From the beginning I was hooked. It definitely kept my interest. The narrator did a good job reading the story. Overall a splendid read (or listen).

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    John A. Long Beach, CA, USA 03-09-06
    John A. Long Beach, CA, USA 03-09-06
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    "Almost accurate"

    As a lawyer, I enjoyed the book but also noted some minor errors when it came to how things are done in court. The jury does not decide motions to supress evidence. That is a pre-trial motion decided by the court. When you are released from prison you are on parole, not probation. Picky, picky.

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    Joel Corte Madera, CA, USA 03-05-06
    Joel Corte Madera, CA, USA 03-05-06
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    "Lincoln Lawyer"

    I am nt one to follow authors and am simply looking for great entertainment when it comes to audio books. In fact, I have little patience for books that are not intersting and/of horribly read.

    This one is a winner in all respects. The book is fun, well written, well read and theh characters become real throught the magic of the audio book. I found myself wanting to always get to the next "event" and learn how a series of small conflicts are always resolved one against the other. You will want to get to the "who dunnit part" of this book.

    I recommend this with confidence that you will enjoy it.

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