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Beach Lawyer Audiobook

Beach Lawyer

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After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm. When a client confides in him that senior partner Jack Pierce sexually assaulted her, Robert breaks two of his mentor's cardinal rules: Never let yourself get emotional about clients. And never make an enemy of Jack Pierce.

Robert crosses Pierce and is fired on the spot, losing not only his job but also his reputation. Advised to go quietly, Robert vows revenge against the ruthless man who betrayed him. But his investigation uncovers a twisted shadow world of sex, infidelity, and deception, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Only one thing is clear: Pierce will go the limit to keep his secrets.

This straight shooter will need to use every angle if he hopes to win. But could victory come at too high a price?

©2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved; 2017 Avery Duff

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    Daniel 05-04-17
    Daniel 05-04-17
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    "Legal practice confusion"

    So, I'm only an hour into this book but I am confused by some of the legal aspects. Why would a Plaintiff draft a release? I've never seen that before. Granted, I haven't been practicing for that long, but still. Also, it doesn't make sense that a lawyer that just completed folded on a case and settled it for beer money would think he would "look weak" by adding language releasing a specific claim he didn't bring. Uh, you already look weak by settling for nothing, pal. Besides, the usual language in a PI release is something like "all claims, known and unknown that have been or could have been brought..." So the wrongful death claim would be swept up anyway.

    And why didn't this character bring the wrongful death claim in the first place? I usually see Plaintiffs allege everything then drop them if there is no evidence to support it. You can't do it the other way because of the statute of limitations and especially if you knew about it at the time you filed.

    Also, in eight of practice, I've never even heard of a lawyer treating a client the way one character treats another, by saying her deceased brother was worthless, etc. I guess it could happen, but that, and other odd things about the main character's law practice are distracting before the story even gets interesting. Anyway, my that's my two cents, and that's about all they're worth...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KEds 05-04-17
    KEds 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "perfect weekend read"

    this is the perfect book to read on a long weekend trip or short business venture.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 05-14-17
    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 05-14-17 Member Since 2015

    Jeanette Kelley

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    "Excellent!! A Must Have!"

    For a free.book i was not so sure but boy was i wrong! I loved it so much! The suspense was so good it held me thru the whole book. You never knew what was going on even if you thought you finally had it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele101 Puyallup, WA USA 05-13-17
    Michele101 Puyallup, WA USA 05-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"

    I really enjoyed this book. Didn't want to stop listening. I liked how it all came together and loved the ending. Fast read/listen. I would recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Happily HomeSteading Seattle Metro Area 05-09-17
    Happily HomeSteading Seattle Metro Area 05-09-17

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    "Oh the suspense...?"

    This review is more for the narration than than the twisty, turny, yet still somewhat bland story...

    The narrator's voice and tone had me confused the ENTIRE book. I usually finish an audiobook in a day, sometimes 2 and this one has taken me 2 weeks! I got soooo annoyed because I couldn't tell when something was supposed to be suspenseful or not. Even the ladies voices always seemed to indicate a huge plot twist was coming. My heart rate seriously never went down while listening. This is despite the story actually being a bit a bland and procedural... I might give this author a shot again, but only if I actually intend to READ not listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Muller morrisville, nc 05-07-17
    Judy Muller morrisville, nc 05-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    Loved it, felt so bad for Robert having to go through all that craziness with Jack & not knowing who to trust. I liked the ending & wish we didn't have to wait so long for the next book in the series. I also enjoyed the narrator. I recommend this book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Yona Bethesda, Moldova, Republic of 05-05-17
    Yona Bethesda, Moldova, Republic of 05-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Avid Reader with a Rare Review"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Wonderful characters great story well told.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyed the complicated changing story line with lots of surprises.


    Which character – as performed by James Patrick Cronin – was your favorite?

    Robert & Gia


    Any additional comments?

    Really satisfying book after several books that I deemed wanting.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-01-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-01-17 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "This author needs lots of editing help"

    Frankly, there is more to dislike than like about Beach Lawyer. The story moves too slowly. There are too many key characters some of which are unnecessary. The novel is needlessly complex. The story is disjointed in several places. The author frequently gives twists away before they occur. On the other hand in the hands of an experienced and talented storyteller there is a good story here. A good editor could clean up this novel and make it a great one. Avery Duff plans to release a second book in this series next year. I'm awarding Beach Lawyer one more star than it deserves in hopes the author will get needed editing help with the second novel in the series. The protagonist likable and the series has definite promise.

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    Lee Strayer 05-24-17
    Lee Strayer 05-24-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Great narration of a fun book"

    You're not going to be knocked out by the ending, or analyzed by the plot twists, but it really is an enjoyable read about characters you'll find you want to hear more about when it's over.

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    Lizabeth Sosa 05-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A great read!"

    A real page turner. Suspenseful, keeps you guessing all the way to figure out they bad guys. Look forward to the next book.

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