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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review - The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Title: The Lincoln Lawyer

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Buy Link: Buy The Lincoln Lawyer here

Reviewer: Val

Rating: You Gotta Read


A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney's dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal - this time to save his own life.


I chose to review the audio book and in my opinion, if you're going to read this book in any form, the audio book is the way to go. Narrated by Adam Grupper, a voice is given to Mickey Haller that is a perfect fit. Mr. Grupper transitions between characters in an eloquent and believable manner. His enunciation and the fluidity with which he speaks is simply mesmerizing. I could listen to that voice all day long.

Michael Connelly has taken The Lincoln Lawyer above and beyond most thrillers out there and leaves the reader begging for more of his work. With such strong willed and well developed characters as Mickey Haller, Connelly gives the main character depth and emotions you don't see in very many lawyers. The reader can relate to the way that Haller manipulates his way through his clients, the legal system and at times, his friends. This was a cleverly written book that will make you think and in my opinion, Mickey Haller could do no wrong. The climax of this book was a combination of twists and turns between lies and deceit. The Lincoln Lawyer was a bite your nails while sitting on the edge of your seat read. Outstanding!

If I could pick the best audiobook that I have ever listened to, The Lincoln Lawyer would be it. Spectacular, intense, action packed and filled with manipulation, The Lincoln Lawyer is everything that I could have ever wanted in a book and then some. I have to say that this book opened my eyes as to just what can happen in the legal system. The Lincoln Lawyer is a fresh, mind tingling read that you simply cannot miss.

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