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Michael Gresham Audiobook

Michael Gresham

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Publisher's Summary

Found not guilty but kills again? And you got him off?

Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney with a brother who won't take his meds, an ex-wife who wants him to finance her fertility costs, and a client accused of murdering the wife of a judge. As the story progresses, the brother is being hunted down by MexTel, a huge conglomerate that wants him dead, and the ex-wife's new husband wants to borrow money, while the judge whose wife was murdered suddenly tries to hire Michael Gresham for himself. Can an attorney who feels like he's slowing down with age (55) still succeed in court against younger, more aggressive lawyers? Can Michael Gresham turn the tables on those who would see him dead? And who is going to pay him for the injury and disfigurement they caused him?

One innocent client who looks more guilty with each new violent act...

Watch up close as a young defendant who many thought to be low IQ begins to emerge from his silence and withdrawal to become a powerful force that finally must be dealt with.

Watch as a lonely attorney finally meets someone

Romance begins to bloom on rocky soil and Michael's hope is rekindled despite disfiguring injuries he has suffered.

One courtroom thriller that curls around and surprises even the most keen listeners...

A legal thriller sure to satisfy the most demanding listeners of legal fiction and lawyer novels. For the fans of John Grisham and Michael Connelly, the novels of John Ellsworth are burning up the Amazon charts with over 400,000 downloads in the first 16 months of publication. Be one of the first in your group to discover this amazing writer and his long list of books and exciting characters.

©2016 John Ellsworth (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 10-07-16
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 10-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Garble!"

    Two major problems make Michael Gresham worth avoiding

    1. While most novelists plot and plan a story, Ellsworth makes it up on the fly. The author seems as surprised from scene to scene as me. As if he got himself in a maze where he careened off walls of logical impossibilities to drag his battered narrative backward to stumble along another corridor - redefining (or abandoning)characters and plot to finally, be able to write 'the end". At which point Mr. Ellsworth was exhausted as me.

    2. There aren't a lot of characters in this book but there are more than Stephen Hoye has voices. Mr. Hoye brings an annoying monotonic delivery to the lead character that's as if Star Trek's Mr. Data read us this garbled book.

    At this moment there are two more books in this series... Which means that I shall save credits by buying neither of them.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-05-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting legal thriller with so-so narration"

    Michael Gresham is a Chicago criminal lawyer with issues. The law firm he founded 30 years ago kicked him out so he is now on his own. His 45 year old ex-wife who he is paying $7500 monthly alimony is shacked up with a kid half her age and they are trying to have a baby. His older brother is the top civil law attorney in Chicago; well, he is when he is when not off his meds for his bipolar condition. Finally, Michael is defending an ex-con who killed the wife of the judge who sentenced him to prison. This book is a wild, if not entirely credible, ride. This novel is Book 1 of the three novel Michael Gresham series. Stephen Hoye does a nice job of narration, but I find his voice monotonous.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dranda 10-05-17
    Dranda 10-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it from the start"

    this book starts off the interesting and stays interesting all the way to the end I hope to read more of this author's books because of this interesting book s

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    Alex 10-01-17
    Alex 10-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Not well finalized"

    The book it's very entertaining. The characters are well developed. The plot is smartly introduced and the action is pretty fast paced... until the author decides to finish the book and it's closing some loose ends and finishes the book. It seems like he suddenly realized he won't be in time for his dead line and he wrapped up everything very fast. The author shows he can create beautiful action, plot and characters, but the final pages are disappointing...

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    Marta Klass 09-29-17
    Marta Klass 09-29-17
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    "Needs a new narrator"

    Not a fan of sing-song narration. The story itself was fine. Maybe with a different narrator it would be better.

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    Kindle Customer 08-29-17
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    "Legal Procedural"

    If there is such a thing as legal procedural, this is it. Engaging characters showing a side of the criminal law that most don't see. Packed with action, feeling, and legal details.

    The narrator is somewhat slow but believable as the main character. The novel emphasizes the naivety of even the most seasoned attorneys,

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    Patricia D. 05-11-17
    Patricia D. 05-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "NOT GREAT"

    Horrible reader with way to mych drama. Thetory wasn't much better. This was a big disappointment

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    KLB77 04-25-17
    KLB77 04-25-17
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    "Just okay"

    I found myself fast forwarding several times while listening to this. I am not sure if it was because of the narrator, or the story itself. I prefer books with more dialogue and less needless descriptions. I don't think I will read or listen to any more books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ASchoolGal 02-25-17
    ASchoolGal 02-25-17
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    "Narration was awkward"
    What did you love best about Michael Gresham?

    Liked the story as is usual for this author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael


    Any additional comments?

    Please, listen to your narrator...he sounded impaired. It was a big negative to the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kemosabe Las Vegas 01-16-17
    Kemosabe Las Vegas 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "barn burner"
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    The plot moves with stunning twists blending courtroom drama with compelling side stories. The romantic interludes are a little lame and the protagonist a little goody two shoes but what the hey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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