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The Lincoln Lawyer | [Michael Connelly]

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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    Amazon Customer COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 04-22-12
    Amazon Customer COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 04-22-12

    This really new to me. 67 years young and still learning!

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    "If you like F'n used in your Language"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone that likes bad language repeated in your ear!


    If you’ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

    No, I have not and will not in the future.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I could not finish the book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lincoln Lawyer?

    The second part was discussing by using the F'n word in every sentence.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DiK 02-18-14
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    "Listen & "Watch" a top Broadway play"

    Grupper brings every character alive. Not only are the accents wonderful to hear, but the attitudes of each comes through to the degree you are seeing them as well as hearing them. The story becomes true, the participants are real.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Koeniz, Switzerland 05-06-12
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    "Why to bother us with the music over the text?"
    Would you listen to The Lincoln Lawyer again? Why?

    Not this version. The performance is good but the music coming every now and then and with no relation to the story is ennoying. It nearly covers the voice of the reader.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Perry Ashland, MA, United States 03-01-12
    Perry Ashland, MA, United States 03-01-12
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    "Poor narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    One of the joys of audio books is listening to great narration and unfortunately, I just wanted this to end.


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    Lisa Bonham, TX, United States 02-23-12
    Lisa Bonham, TX, United States 02-23-12
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    "Ruined a Good Book"

    PLEASE!!! Do not change the chapter numbers of a book. The book's chapters have been cut into with Audible's chapters. Very annoying. And PLEASE DO NOT add a musical interlude!! The music has been in the middle of a chapter, over the actor's voices so much that it is hard to hear, and it has nothing to do with the mood of the book!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Las Vegas, NV, USA 11-02-08
    Barbara Las Vegas, NV, USA 11-02-08
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    "Very enjoyable"

    I really enjoyed this book; it kept me wanting to know more. The narration was very good and kept a good pace. You wont want to put this one down, it will keep your interest to the end.

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    Lyn Lake Forest, CA, USA 11-18-05
    Lyn Lake Forest, CA, USA 11-18-05
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    "The Lincoln Lawyer"

    First time I have "read" Michael Connelly - very much enjoyed it - fast paced - good plot - looking for another by him.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lavonne Tracy, CA, USA 10-18-05
    Lavonne Tracy, CA, USA 10-18-05
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    "Is Connelly just"

    It seems to me that Connelly is taking the Grisham/King route to padding his retirement. Pumping out the books using a cookie cutter formula. Don't waste your money.

    I've read every MC book, and have enjoyed some more than others, but this one is garbage. The characters are thin, the plot predictable, and the pace is slow.



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    David 10-17-05
    David 10-17-05
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    "Disappointed"

    I am a M.Connelly fan and have enjoyed the 4 or 5 priors books I have listened to. The narration of this book was well done. The Lincoln Lawyer however was almost two different books. The first half was a narration of court procedures 101. Boring. It was like the author wanted to impress me with the minutia of being a defense lawyer. I kept waiting for the mystery, the story, where was it? Finally it started to develope. The second half was a good story and enjoyable to follow. Unfortunately I don't want to listen to that much to get to the nut. I enjoy good character development but I need a reason to be interested in the character. I listen to 2 to 3 books a month, mostly mysteries, and this one is very close to the bottom.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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