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The Brass Verdict Audiobook

The Brass Verdict: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover.

But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.

©2008 Hachette Audio; ©2008 Michael Connelly

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    kathy caliguiri 11-28-11 Member Since 2017
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    "My first Michael Connelly listen."

    This is the story that made me want to download every Michael Connelly book and listen to them all. Also I love this narrator. Do not miss these books.

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    Evelyn Carlsbad, CA, United States 09-17-11
    Evelyn Carlsbad, CA, United States 09-17-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Support for Peter Giles"

    I listened to this novel following The Lincoln Lawyer and nearly missed it due to the continual complaints about the narrator. I listened to a preview and found nothing offensive, so I downloaded it and hoped for the best. I felt this novel moved a bit slower than Lincoln Lawyer, I missed some of the twists and turns and intrigue that made the Lincoln Lawyer a real "page-turner". But it was worth the credit and Michael Connelly has a nice way of throwing in surprises that you don't see coming. I really don't understand the complaints about Peter Giles. After the first few minutes, I had forgotten what the previous guy sounded like and found none of the " stilted / wrong emphasis / difficult to follow " issues mentioned by others. I think he did a great job and feel his critiques were un-founded and 'over the top'. Just my opinion obviously, but I suggest you don't let the idea of poor narration dissuade you from this story. I'm glad I didn't.

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    Foibilist Lexington, VA, United States 08-18-11
    Foibilist Lexington, VA, United States 08-18-11 Member Since 2010

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    "From bad to worse"

    This has just about killed off my enjoyment of so-called legal thrillers. This book held nothing to interest me. I finally just stopped listening. Even the narrator got on my nerves. Connelly suckered me for the last time.

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    LarryAndDelaney Jacksonville 08-02-11
    LarryAndDelaney Jacksonville 08-02-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Agonizing, painful voice talent..."

    I love this author and will suffer through lousy voice talent for a great story. I'm sorry to say that after listening to literally hundreds of audio books, I only made it through 15 minutes of this book. I don't wish to be rude, but to be honest, I'm blown away that the author would choose to have the book performed by someone with a lisp. I'm hearing impaired, the sounds of "s" & "th" are particularly difficult to hear. Despite this challenge I experienced every one of his maddeningly wet sepentine embellishments until I felt like he'd given me a wet willy. Don't waste your money.

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    Stuart 07-28-11
    Stuart 07-28-11
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    "Not a Harry Bosch Book"

    I felt somewhat misled when it indicated this was in the Harry Bosch series. Harry is a character in the book but this is about the defense attorney. Not a bad story but I didn't get what I thought I paid for.

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    Ken Woodstock, GA, United States 07-22-11
    Ken Woodstock, GA, United States 07-22-11
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    "Decent"

    Good book but I perfer a few of his others more. There were parts that I had hope he would have built on but still entertaining.

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    Martina Albuquerque, NM, United States 07-21-11
    Martina Albuquerque, NM, United States 07-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    Like all the Connelly books! Absolute suspense! You can't stop because you needed to know what happens next!

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    Fay Seattle, WA, United States 07-20-11
    Fay Seattle, WA, United States 07-20-11 Member Since 2008

    I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.

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    "Irritation with reader"

    I have listened to almost all of the Michael Connelly books, read by at least two other people. This is the first one that has bothered me. Mr. Giles reads well enough and as long as he sticks to the cop part of the story he is OK, but he didn't bother to find out how to pronounce some of the terms necessary for the lawyer part of the story. My main problem is that he insisted on saying "preemptory" challenge about 100 times when the word is "peremptory." He didn't seem familiar with the word "eschew" either. I know this is picky, but I wish someone would tell him so he doesn't do it again. The story is a good one and an interesting character convergence for Connelly so I wish I hadn't had issues with it.

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    pat dubus 07-17-11
    pat dubus 07-17-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Brass Verdict; one of Connely's best"

    Connely manages to stay clear of the genre's cliches and formulas in this one and the narrator is well matched to the material.

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    Nate H CO, United States 07-12-11
    Nate H CO, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Really good stuff"

    Just great Connelly at his best. One if his finest. He just keeps writing great books!

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