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    • The Second Chair

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Dismas Hardy is finally on top: as a managing partner at his thriving, newly reorganized law firm, he's a rainmaker and fix-it guy for clients leery of taking their chances in a courtroom. Now Hardy's up-and-coming associate, Amy Wu, brings him a high-profile case: Andrew Bartlett, the 17-year-old son of a prominent San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An insider's view of law-enforcement

    • By Snoodely on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $28.67

    • The Oath

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    When the head of San Francisco's largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run accident. But the autopsy soon tells a different story - an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician, Eric Kensing, becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile homicide.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I'm an IDIOT! Don't YOU be an idiot. Skip this one

    • By Pam Sturgess on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Ophelia Cut

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 14
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 314

    Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful 23-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within 24 hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining but unconvincing plot resolutions

    • By Jane on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Plague of Secrets

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 321

    The first victim is Dylan Vogler, a charming ex-convict who manages the Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. When his body is found, inspectors discover that his knapsack is filled with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West not only for their caffeine fix. But how much did Maya Townshend - the beautiful socialite niece of the city's mayor, and the absentee owner of the shop - know about what was going on inside her business?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A 'Law and Order' Type Story

    • By Stephen on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $27.29

    • The First Law

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    At last recovered from a near-fatal gunshot wound, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky is back at work. But instead of returning to his old job as chief of homicide detail, he's assigned a desk job in the payroll department, where he has no business investigating murders -until his father's closest friend is shot dead in a downtown pawn shop.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book + horrible performance = waste of money

    • By Pam Sturgess on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Rule of Law

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Always reliable and consistent, she’s been behaving out of character and disappearing without notice. Dismas becomes even more concerned when he discovers that Phyllis has been reluctantly playing host to her convict brother, a man just released from San Quentin after serving a 25-year sentence for armed robbery and attempted murder. Things take a shocking turn with Phyllis is suddenly arrested at work, accused of being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women into the country from El Salvador and Mexico.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Poison

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can't stay away from the courtroom for long, and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences. Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations-owned family business, has been murdered.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Lescroart legal 'thriller' ever!

    • By Wayne on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Fall

    • A Novel: Dismas Hardy, Book 16
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed?

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Nothing but the Truth

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 366

    When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he's worried. Frannie's a great mother. Turns out there's a good explanation: She's in jail. Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury - and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who's accused of killing his wife.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly convoluted mystery.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 09-20-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Hearing

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    The call comes at midnight. It looks like a tragic and petty murder - a rising star in San Francisco's legal firmament found shot in a dark alley. But for homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, the crime cuts horribly close to home - unknown to anyone, the victim was his daughter. Seething, Glitsky leans hard on his only suspect - a homeless heroin addict found lingering over his daughter's body, with her jewelry in his pocket and a smoking gun in his hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, despite reader

    • By Snoodely on 02-24-10

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Keeper

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 15
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 368

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best? Still very entertaining.

    • By Richard Delman on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Betrayal

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small-time - the appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler, who has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid-fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not enough Dismas; too much back-story

    • By Cholmondeley on 06-04-08

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The 13th Juror

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 244

    In The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another first rate author-reader collaboration

    • By Jane on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Imitation of Christ

    • St. Dismas Catholic Classics, Volume 3
    • By: Thomas à Kempis
    • Narrated by: Charlie Glaize
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Has whispersync

    • By Be the Change You Wish to See on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hard Evidence: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    When the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco's murder trial of the century. The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law - as a lawyer for the defense.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Got My Money's Worth But...

    • By Ted on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Fall

    • A Novel: Dismas Hardy, Book 16
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love these guys.

    • By Richard Delman on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $25.89

    • The Motive

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    It starts with a double homicide. Because of the high profiles of the victims - a politically connected socialite and his glamorous fiancée - the mayor of San Francisco herself demands that a high-ranking detective be put on the case. And so Abe Glitsky is thrust into the controversial investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of the great Hardy-Glitsky series.

    • By MidwestGeek on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $28.67

    • The Vig

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else's money. It's the vig - the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to pay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story, but...

    • By Toertel on 12-10-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Mercy Rule

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 5
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful story-telling

    • By Snoodely on 02-19-10

    Regular price: $27.29

    • Dead Irish

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 983
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 780

    In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He's left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it's not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss - but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soap-opera thrillers?

    • By Snoodely on 01-27-10

    Regular price: $25.87

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