Dismas Hardy
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(3.9 based on 3251 ratings)
  • 1

    Dead Irish: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He's left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it's not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss - but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.

    Snoodely says: "Soap-opera thrillers?"
    Soap-opera thrillers?

    With "Dead Irish" John Lescroat begins his wonderful San Francisco-based thriller series, introducing many of the characters who populate subsequent e..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2010 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 2

    The Vig: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else's money. It's the vig - the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to pay.

    Patti says: "Okay but..."
    Okay but...

    This book didn't quite hold my interest. I found my mind wandering frequently while listening. It might have been my issue but regardless, I was not..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2014 by Patti (Chittenango, NY, United States)
  • 3

    Hard Evidence: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    When the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco's murder trial of the century. The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law - as a lawyer for the defense.

    Alton says: "good book"
    good book

    This was a good book. good characters that are well developed . A decent and believable plot and nice pacing. this is the first book in the dismas har..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 19 2008 by Alton (Park Forest, IL, USA)
  • 4

    The 13th Juror: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
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    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (94)

    In The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe.

    Jane says: "Another first rate author-reader collaboration"
    Another first rate author-reader collaboration

    Again Lescroart has produced a legal thriller (written in 1994) that works on many levels.

    For one thing, it's a well crafted book whose ti..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 05 2013 by Jane (Darwin, Australia)
  • 5

    The Mercy Rule: Dismas Hardy, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
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    Performance
    (91)
    Story
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    The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case.

    Snoodely says: "Masterful story-telling"
    Masterful story-telling

    John Lescroart frequently builds his stories around a burning issue of the day. In the case of "The Mercy Rule," he addresses assisted suicide -- whi..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 19 2010 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 6

    Nothing but the Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he's worried. Frannie's a great mother. Turns out there's a good explanation: She's in jail. Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury - and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who's accused of killing his wife.

    MEMcL says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    Having read, or listened to all of Lescroat's books, I was really excited to see a new one appear on Audiobooks. What I didn't realize was that it was..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2010 by MEMcL (Carlsbad, CA)
  • 7

    The Hearing: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (82)
    Story
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    The call comes at midnight. It looks like a tragic and petty murder - a rising star in San Francisco's legal firmament found shot in a dark alley. But for homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, the crime cuts horribly close to home - unknown to anyone, the victim was his daughter. Seething, Glitsky leans hard on his only suspect - a homeless heroin addict found lingering over his daughter's body, with her jewelry in his pocket and a smoking gun in his hand.

    lindablue says: "THE HEARING"
    THE HEARING

    Oh boy, this was a good one. I'm a big fan of John Lescroart and
    I believe this is one of his best. It's full of legal drama, murder and more. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2009 by lindablue (Salisbury, MD)
  • 8

    The Oath: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    When the head of San Francisco's largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run accident. But the autopsy soon tells a different story - an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician, Eric Kensing, becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile homicide.

    Pam Sturgess says: "I'm an IDIOT! Don't YOU be an idiot. Skip this one"
    I'm an IDIOT! Don't YOU be an idiot. Skip this one

    As is my habit, when an author I like comes out with a new title, I go back and start from the beginning and listen to ALL of his books before listent..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2013 by Pam Sturgess (Laguna Niguel, CA)
  • 9

    The First Law: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    At last recovered from a near-fatal gunshot wound, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky is back at work. But instead of returning to his old job as chief of homicide detail, he's assigned a desk job in the payroll department, where he has no business investigating murders -until his father's closest friend is shot dead in a downtown pawn shop.

    Pam Sturgess says: "Good book + horrible performance = waste of money"
    Good book + horrible performance = waste of money

    As is my habit, when an author I like comes out with a new title, I go back and start from the beginning and listen to ALL of his books before listent..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2013 by Pam Sturgess (Laguna Niguel, CA)
  • 10

    The Second Chair: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    Dismas Hardy is finally on top: as a managing partner at his thriving, newly reorganized law firm, he's a rainmaker and fix-it guy for clients leery of taking their chances in a courtroom. Now Hardy's up-and-coming associate, Amy Wu, brings him a high-profile case: Andrew Bartlett, the 17-year-old son of a prominent San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher.

    Snoodely says: "An insider's view of law-enforcement"
    An insider's view of law-enforcement

    As always, John Lescroart delivers an totally satisfying read with "The Second Chair." Also as always, David Colacci brings this novel to life with hi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2010 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 11

    The Motive: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
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    Performance
    (87)
    Story
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    It starts with a double homicide. Because of the high profiles of the victims - a politically connected socialite and his glamorous fiancée - the mayor of San Francisco herself demands that a high-ranking detective be put on the case. And so Abe Glitsky is thrust into the controversial investigation.

    Ed says: "Last hour lost it a star"
    Last hour lost it a star

    I came across this title in paperback and was intrigued by a Washington Post blurb on the back cover that read, "Surpasses anything Grisham ever wrote..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2008 by Ed (Saint Augustine, FL, United States)
  • 12

    Betrayal: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
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    When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small-time - the appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler, who has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid-fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict.

    Cholmondeley says: "Not enough Dismas; too much back-story"
    Not enough Dismas; too much back-story

    I listened to and enjoyed the first two Dismas Hardy titles available from Audible (Guilt and Mercy). I'm pleased with the several new releases t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2008 by Cholmondeley (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 13

    A Plague of Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (211)
    Story
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    The first victim is Dylan Vogler, a charming ex-convict who manages the Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. When his body is found, inspectors discover that his knapsack is filled with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West not only for their caffeine fix. But how much did Maya Townshend - the beautiful socialite niece of the city's mayor, and the absentee owner of the shop - know about what was going on inside her business?

    Stephen says: "A 'Law and Order' Type Story"
    A 'Law and Order' Type Story

    This story struck me as a full length movie version of Law and Order. It opens with a crime, the detectives do the investigation, an arrest is made, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2009 by Stephen (Sarasota, FL, United States)
  • 14

    The Ophelia Cut: Dismas Hardy, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (161)

    Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful 23-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within 24 hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law.

    Jane says: "Entertaining but unconvincing plot resolutions"
    Entertaining but unconvincing plot resolutions

    I looked forward to listening to David Colacci's performance (always very well done) of John Lescoart's latest work The Ophelia Cut, and revisiting th..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2013 by Jane (Darwin, Australia)
  • 15

    The Keeper: Dismas Hardy, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (178)

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect.

    Jean says: "A fun book to listen to."
    A fun book to listen to.

    In the last book of the series Lt. Abe Glitsky’s had been forced to retire from his job as Chief of SFPD homicide department. This book is mostly abo..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2014 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)