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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.

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  • Ted
  • Lancaster, PA, United States
  • 10-07-16

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 11 people found this review helpful

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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.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 09-05-16

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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Surprise excellent read!

This was the first book that I have had the opportunity to read and listen to y John Ellsworth, it was a surprisingly Stellar story! The story starts a little slow and builds like a rogue wave on the ocean. The narrator's style is unique when compared with many of the other narrators I have listened to, I found myself enthralled with his storytelling and his voice. I highly recommend this author and the Michael Gresham series!

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Lawyer

I was unable to get past Chapter One. The book would stop and return to the Prologue. After multiple tries, I gave up.

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The audio book was entertaining. The narrator is way to dramatic. At first I thought it was a comedy because of the over dramatization of the narrator. I would buy more audio books in this series but probably won't. Can't handle the narration.

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Good but not what I thought it would be.

This book was just okay. I thought there would be more depth to the story. For him to be an attorney, I expected him to spend more time in a courtroom. Matlock he is NOT. The narrator also left something to be desired. At times it was difficult to distinguish the male characters from the female characters. I was going to add this series to my collection but the jury is still out.

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OK for mindless entertainment

The story was OK, fairly entertaining, though it lacked punch. The narrator had a strangely affected monotone that I found very off putting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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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...