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The Reversal Audiobook

The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)

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Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

©2010 Michael Connelly (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 10-09-10
    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 10-09-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Almost as if it is two books!"

    I rarely feel like giving up on a book, a Connelly offering in particular. But the first half of this one had my "Romance Novel Sensor" ringing gently on the periphery. Not glandular but boring. Then we got a bit of complexity and intrigue plus some courtroom hi jinx and the day was nearly saved.
    What made this effort mediocre for me was the reader's performance. Flat, monotone are a couple of words that come to mind. Hieronymus just didn't have that famous edge as he came across a bit like Robert Young.
    Finally, I must apply the dreaded "formulaic" as well. Connolly, if he actually authored every word, didn't seem to have his heart in this one.

    32 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 10-09-10
    Mark 10-09-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Excellent!"

    Another great book written by Michael Connelly, and superbly read by Peter Giles. Great plot, great characters. A great read that I highly recommend.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-21-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-21-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Legal thrillers do not get better than this!"

    This is my favorite of the Mickey Haller series by Michael Connelly. Haller, the ultimate defense attorney, is recruited to prosecute a killer. He insists that cop Harry Bosch, his half brother (same father), be his investigator. Hang on for a wild ride and an exciting finish. This may be Connelly's best work. But do listen to The Lincoln Lawyer and The Brass Verdict before The Reversal.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-16-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-16-14 Member Since 2015

    retired writer

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    "Ending is Disappointing"

    This story had good court room drama and I loved that Mickey and Bosch were in the story together along with their daughters. However, the ending to this story was more than disappointing. There was no hint of "trouble in paradise" to justify the ending. The ending was too abrupt. The story deserved a better ending. All that said, I am an avid Connelly fan and although I do not like all of his stories, to date I have listened to 13 of them. The first five or six novels are his best work, and Dick Hill and Len Cariou are the best narrators in that order. Giles does not do Mickey and Bosch justice... there was no difference in tone of voice used for them, and he could not give an adequate tone of voice for the women in the story.

    I have listened to Reversal twice. The story holds my interest well enough until the last hour or so. The suspense is building and I am ready for a spectacular ending instead I am left disappointed and wondering what happened (???). Did I miss something?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 10-24-10
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 10-24-10 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

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    "good listening"

    This was my 3rd Connelly, having only recently discovered him. This one had Harry Bosch and Micky Haller working together. It even included Maggie PcPherson. The writing was snappy and the story intense, taking no time at all to get into the book and wanting to see how it evolved. It didn't take all that long to get through either. Anyway, I'm a fan now and will methodically go retro into listening to other stories by Connelly. I'll intersperse them with my other books here on Audible.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Long Beach, CA, United States 10-14-10
    Robert Long Beach, CA, United States 10-14-10
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    "Where is Bosch"

    I won't comment on the book itself yet, since I'm only about 1/3 into it. I gave it a 3-star rating, but only because I had to rate it to offer this review. I might very well up this rating later. My problem is with Peter Giles reading of the Bosh dialog, Giles is great reading Mickey Haller's parts, but I guess I can't easily accept anyone but Len Cariou as Bosch. Would have been nice if there would have been a collaboration on this one. I miss the brooding, noir Bosch that Cariou gives us...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 10-14-10
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 10-14-10
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    "Decent Entertainment"

    I think this is decent entertainment. I didn't have any problem finding stopping points. It wasn't a real page turner. If you buy a book to learn everything that goes on in a court room, you'll probably like this one. I liked it better when Harry went to China and there was some suspense. This one didn't impress me. I guess I'm glad I DL it so I can say I've read all his books and perhaps know what may have prompted certain things.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen 10-09-10
    Kathleen 10-09-10 Member Since 2006

    We adopt senior dogs and care for them throughout their end-of-life needs. Seniors are the best! Their unconditional love and loyalty is unmatched.

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    "I loved it!"

    I've read (listened to) all of Michael Connelly's novels and I felt this is one of his best. I couldn't stop listening. I hope the next novel in this series is in the works to come along soon.

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    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-08-11
    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-08-11 Member Since 2014

    OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!

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    "ANOTHER SLAM DUNK FOR "MICKEY HALLER"!"

    Although I am a voracious reader, going through an average of 5 books a week, I never really cared for this genre of writing. However, I ended up buying Connelly's "Brass Verdict" several months ago only because it was on sale. I read it after it ended up sitting in My Library for about 3 months, only because I had nothing else. I was immediately addicted and next purchased "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "The Reversal", along with ALL of the Harry Bosch books, for a grand total of EIGHTEEN books in ONE MONTH! As soon as Connelly's latest book came out last week, I bought that one too! Attorney Mickey Haller is a well-rounded character who gets himself in all sorts of trouble but manages to prevail in the end. That's quite a feat for a lawyer with no office, working out of the back of his Lincoln. He's the guy that you always want to win, even when his clients are despicable! Here he's partnered with Connelly's other hero, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. He's also switched sides, working as a prosecutor instead of defense, which makes an interesting turn of events. As usual, there's lots of twists and turns which keep the reader interested and wanting more. I hope Michael Connelly appreciates the fact that, singlehandedly, I probably paid his November 2011 electric bill! LOL (NOTE: If you read any other of the Mickey Haller books, you will basically see this same review. I can't think of 19 different reviews for books which basically use the same general format. Only the narrators really stand out, making one book better than another, especially in his Bosch series. The 4 Mickey Haller books are really the best in his entire body of work.)

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 10-14-12
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Strangely Unsatisfying Ending BUT Recommended"

    Okay, it's a spell binder. I had total trouble turning it off. Normally I listen at the gym. This one I snuck into a Sunday afternoon. The characters work well together (although I wondered occasionaly about the tension between the half brothers. It seemed to intrude without useful purpose). Regardless, the plotting is swift, strong, and oozes energy. Clever how Connelly melds this ensemble with twin protagonists. From a very personal standpoint, I'd wished for another ending. But... but... it still works with effortless power. I recommend this experience. It was enjoyable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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