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The Reversal Audiobook

The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)

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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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    James Abraham Boston, MA 09-28-12
    James Abraham Boston, MA 09-28-12 Member Since 2013
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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
    Danielle Fort Fairfield, ME, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "First Harry Bosch...but it won't be my last!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    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
    Tim United States 09-21-12 Member Since 2011

    I read nothing that is popular.

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    "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.

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    Lee California,USA 09-18-12
    Lee California,USA 09-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "AGAIN!! THIS IS THE WORST NARRATOR EVER!!"
    What did you love best about The Reversal?

    Michael Connelly is the best author of crime thrillers. Always enjoy his characters and the way he builds the story. Look forward to his books!!!


    What other book might you compare The Reversal to and why?

    Similar to the Fifth Witness in that is another Mickey Haller and I like the character. Adding Harry Bosch is never a bad thing!!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The only thing wrong with Michael Connelly is his ability to choose a narrator!! After listening to Peter Giles on The Fifth Witness, I swore I would NEVER again listen to his books. However, this one was on sale so I thought, well I will give it another try.NEVER AGAIN!! This narrator has no concept of inflections or that every sentence is NOT a question!! Also he is NOT Harry Bosch. UGH!!


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

    No, couldn't take the narrator all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch. I will read any other of these books narrated by Peter Giles or miss them altogether!!

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    Stacy Crestview, FL, United States 09-08-12
    Stacy Crestview, FL, United States 09-08-12
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    "Another masterpiece!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, another edge of your seat thriller!


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

    He read the book well and gave voices to each character. His voice, pitch, tone and reading was enjoyable!


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Peter Giles brought Connelly's story through with excellent skill!

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    Larry N. 08-28-12
    Larry N. 08-28-12
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    "Suspenseful!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reversal?

    A lot of twists and turns. I really enjoy the lincoln lawyer series.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    Good voices, and he handled all the characters well.


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    Dave Canada 08-20-12
    Dave Canada 08-20-12
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    "Really good, dont put it down"

    If your reading this review, maybe your on the fense, thinking about purchasing it... just do it, the storey is really good.

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    Carolyn Wichita Falls, TX, United States 08-13-12
    Carolyn Wichita Falls, TX, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Connelly Does It Again!"

    My gauge of a good mystery is that it has to be believable and at the same time have enough suspense and twists and turns to hold my attention. Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors since he always fulfills my expectations on these points. The Reversal has very believable characters with the combination of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. Both have been the primary character in Connelly's previous books and with them in concert, it doubles the fun. Up until the last, the reader has no clue how the story will end. Jessup, the very unlikable killer who thinks he can outsmart these two, along with his slick lawyer, Clever Clive, make for believable, but worthy opponents, both in and out of court.

    Mickey Haller (aka The Lincoln Lawyer) is such a terrific guy that both of his two ex-wives still admire and work with him. Both he and Harry Bosch are also loving fathers to their young daughters. Both men are at the top of their game both personally and professionally.

    Another key component in audio books is a good reader, because the Performance is a vital part in audio. Peter Giles is good. You never have a doubt as to which character is speaking and his delivery is flawless.

    I recommend this book and I will definitely look for this combination in future books by Michael Connelly.

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    Elisabeth Durham, NC, United States 07-01-12
    Elisabeth Durham, NC, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Mickey+Harry+Maggie+Rachel"

    Compelling Connelly, kept me listening an 1.5 hours past bed time! The climax scene actually felt rushed through a little too quickly thus losing the drama and tension created throughout the rest of the book. Hope there is more Mickey Haller to come.

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    Florida Mom 06-11-12
    Florida Mom 06-11-12

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    "Good Story - Good Twists Along The way"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Reversal to be better than the print version?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the story, but the Reader did not captivate me at all; always seemed to be dragging. I'm not talking about the character he was reading, but he always made his character seem "annoyed and tired", even when the story line didn't call for it. I was just turned off by him. I like "Mickey Haller", just not this one so much :O(

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