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The Lincoln Lawyer Audiobook

The Lincoln Lawyer

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller, an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life.

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood in front of him. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients.

From bikers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. It's a franchise case, and he's sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending a client who is actually innocent.

But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth, and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.

©2005 Hieronymus, Inc. All Rights Reserved; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

  • 2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Mystery/Thriller

"A fast-paced, unpredictable ride." (Bookmarks Magazine)
"[The Lincoln Lawyer] has all the right stuff: a sinuous plot, crisp dialogue, and a roster of reprehensible characters." (Booklist, starred review)

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    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-11-10
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-11-10 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "Living in Los Angeles I liked this a lot"

    I've been in Los Angeles 33 years so I really appreciated this entertaining albeit fictional portrayal of some possible aspects of LA law. Very entertaining.

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    Frank Las Vegas, NV, United States 10-06-10
    Frank Las Vegas, NV, United States 10-06-10 Member Since 2010
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    "My First and I'm Hooked!"

    This is my first Connelly book and I'm now hooked on Connelly! His style, story telling ability, plot, everything. I came across this book and Connelly because I was looking for a lawyer/courtroom novel and did I ever hit the jackpot! Gripping, exciting, suspense, everything. I'm now on my fourth Connelly book. You won't be sorry for getting this book at all, the best book I've read in quite awhile.

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    Marcella Sarasota, FL, United States 09-23-10
    Marcella Sarasota, FL, United States 09-23-10
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    "The story was interesting and..."

    This is an interesting story, I never grew tired of it and my mind didn't wander. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the story changed. The narrator is excellent, all the different voices really brought the story to life.

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    Kathy Laguna HIlls, CA, United States 09-11-10
    Kathy Laguna HIlls, CA, United States 09-11-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"

    Loved this book start to finish. Couldn't stop listening. The narrator was excellent!

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    Garrett Castaic, CA, United States 08-19-10
    Garrett Castaic, CA, United States 08-19-10
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    "Satisfying Summer Read - Kept you Guessing"

    A very nice, well thought out crime procedural told from the POV of the defense attorney in the case -- an interesting (and good) choice since most crime procedurals are are told from the POV of the police.

    It's a quick read that keeps you guessing. Filled with characters who are flushed out enough to be identifiable and whose back story doesn't bog down the story. The plot is full of twists and turns but avoids anything "out of left field" or too contrived.

    Especially fun for those of us who live in the Los Angeles area. He calls out many, many well known locations, streets, land marks and restaurants. He talks about getting stuck in traffic on Laurel Canyon and the Garlic Cheese Bread at the Smokehouse in Burbank. Made me feel like I was right there.

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    akhil Ridgefield, WA, United States 06-14-10
    akhil Ridgefield, WA, United States 06-14-10
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    "Wonderful Listen!"

    I won't lie - I drove across the state just to listen to this book! Fantastic story and great character. The Lincoln Lawyer was a fun escape. You will enjoy the twists. The narration was good too, wish there was more vocal variety. I really like Jim Dale (Harry Potter) - now that is an amazing narrator!!!

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    d marsh 05-07-10
    d marsh 05-07-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Lincoln Lawyer"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the predicament Mickey Haller found himself in during his attempt to defend his client. The narrator was extremely convincing in his portrayal of the defense attorney and the dilemma he needed to solve.Someone should make a movie out of this wonderful courtroom drama.

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    Michelle severn, MD, USA 09-20-09
    Michelle severn, MD, USA 09-20-09
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    "great book"

    This is a great read! I love michael connelly books and this one didn't disappoint. Great narrator, too!

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    Corrina Universal City, TX, USA 08-10-09
    Corrina Universal City, TX, USA 08-10-09
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    "slow start... worth it in the end!"

    I have listened/read two of his books now- both of them got a little long winded, but both were excellent! This one starts off a little slow, but the twist somewhere in the middle is where it picks up, and it is worth hanging in there!

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    ellen 05-18-09
    ellen 05-18-09
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    "the lincoln lawyer"

    pretty good read; great narrator

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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