• Lassiter

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (306 ratings)

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Lassiter

By: Paul Levine
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
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Publisher's Summary

Last seen in 1997's Flesh & Bones, Jake Lassiter is a hero unlike any other in the courtroom. Booklist called him "one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." The former Miami Dolphin is still swimming with sharks in his latest, boldest novel of suspense yet.

Amy Larkin is in town, looking for her sister Krista, who vanished without a trace almost two decades earlier. She seeks out Lassiter because he's the last person to have seen her alive. Lassiter volunteers to investigate, and his search for Krista's fate will take him into the underworld of Miami's pornography industry, into the dangerous lives of his friends, and, of course, into the courtroom, where Lassiter's bareknuckle style makes him a formidable opponent.

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Barely worthwhile

Lassiter is the 4th Paul Levine audio book I have listened to. The other earned 4 stars. Lassiter is not that good.

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I used to like Levine, but this is lame

When Paul Levine first began gaining steam as a Miami legal thriller writer, I was taken with his books. That was about 15 years ago; and I wondered what happened to him. I even went to a book signing in Tampa and spoke with him. He really seemed the next Grisham. He seemed to vanish for years, then I was excited to see a new book on Audible. First of all, he was a Jewish Miami attorney; and having his protagonist be a caricature of a Miami redneck (if there is such a thing), is nothing short of pathetic. Nothing sounds right or feels right about the rather one-dimensional Lassiter, living with his granny who eats roadkill-type meals. Lassiter is a former jock with a jock mentality; but not in a funny or good way. Not even in a convincing way. As an attorney, he lamely attempts to portray himself as a courtroom bad boy; but, again, only sounds lame and self-centered. The plot is convoluted and thin, at best; the characters are stereotypical weirdos, and as a whole, they make up a bad 3rd grade play. The narrator does a passable job, but he seems to shift in and out of redneck southern twang at odd moments. Very sad, as Levine's first works were very entertaining. I still have some of them in hard cover.This is NOT worth a credit.

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Terrible narrator

Narrator so wrong for Jake and so bad at voices I couldn’t listen past the first chapter I have listened and enjoyed many Jake Lassiter books but this narrator ruined the telling of the story

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Bad language

The language was reallly bad and the sexual content very disturbing. I stopped reading but picked it up again because the reviews were ok. I'm sorry that I selected it and would not recommend it.

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Narrator detracts. Worst Lassiter book so far.

I’ve listened to 3 or 4 books in Paul Levine’s Lassiter series. I grew up in Miami so I enjoy all the local references. Up until I listened to this one I was thoroughly enjoying the series. The narrator of this one almost ruined it for me. The story itself was okay but as the 8th book in the series it didn’t really seem to follow the same path as those before it, leaving out characters, changing character evolution and not painting even Lassiter himself as the flawed but imminently likable ex-jock. Worst of the ones I’ve read so far. I may avoid any with this narrator (although in fairness to him it could be the direction he was given).

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i just cant

im not sure why the narrator has been changed for this book, but after having listened to all of the previous books narrated by Luke Daniels, i just can’t listen to this. i can’t even get thru the first chapter. im moving on to the next book and i’ll just read this one later. to me, Luke Daniels IS Jake Lassiter, as it should be. idk what happened here Mr Levine, but im sorry to say i’m not impressed

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Lots of fun!

All to books in the Lassiter series are great fun. Great for car trips or easy listening.

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Getting Hooked

I am really getting hooked on Paul Levine's books. Peter Berkrot did a great job also. I like the down to earth not perfect lawyers with their own family
issues. I just love Grammy and Kip is a interesting boy to say the least.
M. Swingle

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surprised sort of

The Narrator was good. The ending had a good twist. I liked the double twist ending.

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Berkrot is not a good narrator

I like Jake Lasseter but Berkrot is a horrible narrator. Good story line , bad narrative