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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller #1) by Michael Connelly

A Review of the Audiobook

11 hours, 37 minutes
10 CDs
Read by Adam Grupper

Michael Connelly leaves Harry Bosch behind for a while to introduce a new character - defense attorney Mickey Haller. Haller plays all of the angles all of the time. He knows all of the ins and outs of the L.A. court system and knows all of the ways to create revenue for his practice - he needs every penny because he has two ex-wives and a child to support. Haller saves money by using his car, a roomy Lincoln, as his office. His driver is a client who is working off what he owes to Haller.

Haller is asked to defend a very rich Beverly Hills playboy in an attempted rape/murder case and soon Haller's world starts to become even more complicated. Ethical considerations, murder, love of family and the desire for justice for a man unfairly imprisoned all get tangled together.

Michael Connelly
The audiobook is wonderfully read by veteran narrator Adam Grupper. He does a fantastic job of giving each character a distinctive voice and the conversations flow as easily as if they were read by a team of actors.

The book is a solid legal thriller - I stayed interested until the end and looked forwards to hearing more during my morning and evening commutes.

I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on May 18, 2010.

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