A Killer's Alibi

Philadelphia Legal
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from the Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Criminal Defense.

When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened. 

On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.

As Mick finds himself in the middle of a mob war, Piper delves deeper into Darlene’s past. Both will discover dark secrets that link these fathers and daughters - some that protect, some that destroy, and some that can’t stay hidden forever. No matter the risk.

©2019 by William L. Myers, Jr. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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Not very good

I enjoyed the first two novels in the Philadelphia Legal series but A KILLER'S ALIBI is very disappointing. The plot moved far too slowly and the twist at the end was obvious before the novel was half complete. I did listen to the entire book.

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had to stop the sting

I stopped listening about halfway through the book. The narrator's Voice was awful. he sounds like a news reporter who's trying to be an actor. it just didn't work

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The cadence of this guys voice was too much. I distracted me from the story.

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Story was ok. Reader was not.

I only listened to 5 chapters of this book.The story was somewhat interesting but a little hard to follow each charcter. Unfortunately the reader (yes reader, not performer) was awful. He sounded constantly breathless like he was reading a fantasy to a 5 year old. I just could not listen anymore. I really hate to pan an artist because I am sure a lot of work went into this book. It might be a good read but it is a terrible audiobook.

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Great Story

The story was great. The performance was the worst I have ever heard. Every sentance sounded like a question or exclamation. Made me almost stop listening.

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Horrible narrator, decent story

I might have enjoyed this story more with a better narrator. This is one better read than listened to.

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Just a little slow moving

2 stories play out for this book. They are both well written but I felt the book moved slowly

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I wish I'd read the book

The story was good. I really enjoyed it. I couldn't stand the narrator, though. His tone and inflection were terrible. It would've been much better if he'd just read it instead of trying to act it out with "voices". Also xz whoever edited the audio did a horrible job splicing pieces together.

I sincerely hope the author uses someone else for editing and narrating future books.

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The narration kills the story

I have never experienced such a funny narration of a book. The dreamy like voice sits well with a romance but in the mobster legal fiction, it is completely out of place. Especially, when the killers talk like my grandma, it makes me chuckle. The story is not great but it is different. All the people are doing so many ethical compromises that you can't like them. I haven't found any person who I can identify with, and you will not be able to decide who is good and who is bad. That makes the story interesting.

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Loved it

Who would have thought that it was actually Christina that did the killing. I thought it was her father but then I have always wondered how come she didn't have him for killing her boyfriend.