Published by Simon and Schuster in 2000
Read by Chris Meloni
Duration: 4 hours, 41 minutes
I am a relative newcomer to the works of Steve Martini, this being my third book, the second one as an audiobook.
As a listener, I can tell that Martini's craft has improved quite a bit - my first experience with a Martini audiobook (The Judge) only accentuated Martini's overuse of the simile (he moved like a cat, etc.) - it was so obvious that I began a running count of how many times I heard them! This plot is not as strong as that one, but his skills as a writer have improved so that the entire effect is actually one of improvement.
Chris Meloni (more well known as Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law and Order: SVU") reads this audiobook version of The Attorney. Meloni does a pretty good job, especially with Madriani and the defendant, Jonah Hale. Considering that the book is set in San Diego, it is a bit odd that all of his police officers and district attorneys all end up sounding like transplanted southerners.
I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Attorney by Steve Martini.
Reviewed on November 18, 2006.