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Publisher's Summary

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
©2010 Michael Connelly (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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Connelly at his best

Would you consider the audio edition of The Reversal to be better than the print version?

Yes. Connelly was at his best with this one. Combining Micky Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) with the worlds greatest homicide detective Harry Bosch (Black Ice and more) and a little Rachel Walling (The POET).

The story starts when Haller is approached by the district attorney to be the special procicutor of a man who was recently exonorated by DNA evidence. Every one thinks that the state will not retry him but the DA believes they got it right the first time. Haller reluctantly agrees to work for the state but only if he can pick his team. Haller puts together the team. Haller along with his half-brother Harry Bosch and his ex-wife and vet procicutor Maggie McPhereson must put the case together with little to no evidence to put the supposed killer behind bars.

Looking forward to Connelly's new book "The Black Box" with Harry Bosch coming end of November 2012.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes

What does Peter Giles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Giles was great at separating the characters and did a great job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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  • Peter
  • Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
  • 11-05-12

A Good Listen

If you could sum up The Reversal in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, Interesting, Suspenseful

Who was your favorite character and why?

Didn't have a favorite

What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

Easy to listen to

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No....I like to think about the story and imagine what is going to happen

Any additional comments?

Excellent Story

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  • Roswatheist
  • Dexter, New Mexico, United States
  • 10-28-12

Again with the dramatic music

Besides the music between chapters, this is a great Mickey Haller story. As indicated by the title, he swaps to the prosecuter's table, and does as well as when he's a defense attorney. With DNA evidence against him, Mickey still knows the right man was convicted, but has to rely on old eye witness testimonies.

With his ex-wife's and brother's help, he shines again.

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good read

I've read several of the Connelly "Harry Bosch" series and thought I would try this series out as well. Enjoyable - I will read more of this series. I was a bit let-down by the ending, but even so, I liked the characters and story development until the last 2 chapters. Felt kinda like Connelly just got tired of writing the story and so ended it abruptly. Maybe that's just me though - I don't see other folks with that same take on it as I read other reviewers.

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  • Stevie
  • TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States
  • 10-11-12

Oh my goodness, hooked from chapter one

but then Harry always seems to do that for me.Connelly has become a favorite. I loved Dick Hill's narrations of Harry Bosch but now I am OK with Peter Giles. His voice is good but he lacks the throat clearings and heavy sighs that endeared Dick Hll.

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  • Alan
  • Atlanta
  • 10-05-12

COULD NOT STOP LISTENING!!

GREAT STORY !! VERY GOOD NARRATOR AS WELL! I LOVE MICHAEL CONNELLY! CAN'T WAIT TO LISTEN TO THE NEXT BOOK.

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  • Leslie
  • East Windsor, NJ, United States
  • 10-02-12

Love Haller and Bosch Together

This book combines the two characters so well, and stretches the Haller character as he changes sides for this story. I hope that Connelly keeps developing this character.

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Incredibly weak ending

Connelly is strictly a genre-writer: his characters are wooden, his dialogue dreadful. He never met an adverb he didn't like. The one thing he had going for him was, he was capable of some terrific plot twists. That doesn't happen here -- what you think was going to happen at the very beginning is what more or less happens. There are several clever potential twists introduced, but none of them goes anywhere. So you're left with nothing but characterization and dialogue, which is to say you're left with nothing at all. More competent than the awful Steig Larsson, but that's not saying much of anything.

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  • Danielle
  • Fort Fairfield, ME, United States
  • 09-22-12

First Harry Bosch...but it won't be my last!!!

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This was the first Harry Bosch book I've listened to but it won't be my last. Loved the dynamic between the characters and it kept me interested until the last page.

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  • Tim
  • United States
  • 09-21-12

Unfamiliar to the Series

I am not familiar to the Bosch's series at all. I just got this book because of Mickey Haller's character in the Fifth Witness. You can read that story independently without having to catch up to the series because it is written well and you can follow the story without having to back track.

As I was reading "The Reversal", I felt like I was out of sync in the story because I still haven't read the previous two books with Mickey Heller or the 15 other books with Harry Bosch. It felt like I was missing out a lot.

I will probably be catching up with Mickey Haller's titles because I really like his character, but as for Harry Bosch, I will probably not read any other books from him because his detective character was not enjoyable.

The story does not do any justice, if you are not up to date. Heller and Bosch is putting on a 24 year old case on trial for murder and it felt like I was missing out a lot because I'm not current to the series.

I should have gotten the first two books first before starting the third, but I have no interest in getting the first 15 titles in the other series.