A Young Lawyer's Story

Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers, Book 1
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Series: Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller, Book 0.5
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What if your boss wanted you to spy...on the U.S. government?

There is no job description and the job isn't advertised anywhere, not even on the Job Board at Georgetown Law. But Thaddeus Murfee just graduated from law school and has $200 left from his student loan. He is so broke he has to borrow his roommate's suit for his first job interview. While he is so desperate to earn rent and food money, he fails to nail down exactly what it is he'll be doing. 

They tell him a U.S. Attorney is selling government secrets...But is he, really?

Thaddeus Murfee likes his new boss, the U.S. Attorney. Good things happen and gifts flow his way. What's not to like? The government lawyer even has a daughter he wants Thaddeus to meet. Were the people who hired him just totally wrong about the guy selling government secrets? What proof do they actually have of this serious accusation? 

Meet the foreign agents who will pay top dollar for U.S. war plans...

This thrilling collection of good-lawyers/bad-lawyers will keep you up late at night. Beware: you might show up late for work. But when you get to work you just might find everyone talking about this new, exciting romp through the backstreets of Washington, D.C. On one side, a new, innocent lawyer just out of school. On the other side, the full force and might of the U.S. government. Watch from your front-row seat as it plays out and careers are built and ruined while lives are won and lost.

©2017 John Ellsworth (P)2018 John Ellsworth

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Fiction REQUIRES the ability to suspend disbelief!

This book is about a young lawyer whose very first trial, taken immediately after passing the bar exam, is a capital case being fought against all of the forces of the US Justice Department and a worthless old judge. Realistic? Not even close! The Young Lawyer's Story is Book 1 in the 12 novel Thaddeus Murfee legal thriller series. It is the only one currently available in audio format. Most of author John Ellsworth's Michael Gresham series novels are available in audio format. All are excellent but suffer from poor narration by Stephen Hoye. Adam Verner, a consistently outstanding narrator, narrates this novel.

While A Young Lawyer's Story is laughably implausible it is a fun and worthwhile listen.

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I was expecting more thrill

I wanted to get through it to see if it was any better but the courtroom scenes were just so awful specially written by a former lawyer .

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Started disappointing, got more so

I hate to be negative, would rather commend. But to my mind there was nothing to commend here. The plot was one dimensional and insultingly implausible. The principal players were uninteresting at best and ignoble at worst. The dialogue was cripplingly banal and incoherent as often as not. The narrator - passable. Frankly, I’ve seldom more enjoyed the end of a book - only b/c it was the end.

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great stuff

loved it, great lawyer story it held my attention all the way through the book

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Exciting

This is a well written story with strong characters. I highly recommend this book which gives the listener a view into the world of DC and the legal system.

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Good story

Not a fan of the narrators voice. Makes it hard to listen. Might just read the next books in the series instead of listening

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Great Read. <br />

Could not stop listening and so listened to the entire book in one uninterrupted session. Taunt, fast paced and extremely enjoyable. Then I bought book 2 of this series. Can not wait to listen to that one as well.

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John Grisham he ain’t!

I started listening to this with high hopes, but it was a poor story with no twist at all!

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