This is an older series that is brand new new to Audible. What a coup! Bino, short for Albino, is a country lawyer in a big city. He's called Bino bec..Show More »ause he's a former white forward/center for SMU. He grew up poor, but parlayed his height and hook shot into a law career.
He's a Democrat, (I'm not so don't let that sway you), in a Republican world, with a bookie for a P.I. and an ex stripper for an assistant. His law practice delivers non stop laughter while remaining legitimate.
This is a great story with great characters and a really good mystery as well. Joe Barrett is wonderful as the narrator. I'm going for the next in line, this one was so good. It appears they released them all at once!
Do not pass this one up. It's way smart and too funny.
Bino's second adventure was even better than the first. It features quick witted dialogue, a remarkable cast of characters and a great legal mystery. ..Show More »This story revolves around a federal judge who finds himself under indictment. His beautiful adult daughter has a gambling addiction that only complicates the judge's position. He hires Bino to represent him, but neither he or Bino fully understands how much trouble is at hand.
There's a band of misfits Bino surrounds himself with, none bigger than himself. His ex wife is married to the mob, his Investigator is a bookie, his secretary a reformed junkie. He has real enemies as a defense attorney, primarily the US Attorney and FBI. The upper crust attorneys snub him socially. But underestimateing Bino Phillips is a big mistake.
Once again Joe Bennett is superb. This is an easy 5 star listen!
Great Police Work, Clever Banter and Funny as Hell
In the first two books, Bino's exploits revolved around the courtroom. This time, a very sick serial killer is terrorizing Dallas and it somehow revol..Show More »ves around the courthouse. Two students are gruesomely murdered and a third is missing. One link is that two of the victims were defense witnesses Bino needs for his current case. This pits Bino's razor sharp cynicism and wit against the egotistical and narcissistic federal agents.
The synergy of a top rate narrator, great dialogue, Great characters, truly gutsy police work and plenty of laughter make this an easy 5 star experience.
He's not dead, Bino's alive and well. Unfortunately Bino Blues is the last of the series on Audible. It just may be the best. The synergy between the ..Show More »narrative and the narrator creates one of the best listening experiences I've encountered on Audible. The hilarious banter, timing, relationships between characters an the legal intrigue make this book (and series) one of my favorites.
My list of the top series off the top of my head: Harry Hole, by Nesbo. Department Q, by Alder-Olsen, Bino Phillips, by AW Gray, Inspector Gamache by Penny. To make my list in Police Procedurals category every book has to be excellent, the characters must demand my attention and capture my imagination, the stories must be believable (no super cops), and the narration should be excellent.
Nesbo's work doesn't have much humor, but Harry Hole is the best detective character in literature in my opinion. Department Q, Bino and Gamache have a great deal of humor and the relationships between characters are so dynamic they make the mystery secondary. All four feature excellent police work and intrigue.