An excellent story tainted by the occasional inclusion of clumsily inserted political talking points.
Was good until it got political. I read and listen to books to escape and relax. I don’t need to know nor do I care about the authors political views. More than likely this will be the last Michael Connelly book I will read, which is sad since I love the characters. The narrator was excellent.
Wow. So disappointing. Plot holes, unanswered questions and had to throw in political jabs. Last book from this author. Narrator was great though.
Would have given it four maybe five stars if he had not gone political. Mr Connelly should realize that somewhere around fifty percent of his audience share a different political view than he does and that people read his fiction to ESCAPE the bullshit of the real world. I’m a big Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller fan but if I encounter more of this crap I’m done.
I’ve read and enjoyed numerous books by Connelly. This was not his best effort. The plot was strained and ultimately anticlimactic. The writing, in particular the dialogue, was repetitive and occasionally outright clumsy. The narrator overly dramatic. For me a very disappointing read given the author’s previous work.
Excellent book, excellent narration. I love Michael Connelly’s books, and this is one of his best.
Great story, excellent writing. A bit long…but really great book!!
Disappointed. The story is weak from the start…no real suspense here. It was extremely annoying that he goes out of his way to make political statements that don’t flow with story line. This is supposed to be entertainment…an escape from the nonsense.
Loved it! I agree; keep politics out of it.
There is no reason to include the political sidebars. I listen to books to avoid politics and it is disappointing that the author cannot refrain from throwing in barbs - just the same as news stations. Very disappointing.
It breaks my heart to write a Connelly book just three stars. But, it seems this book was written for a movie. It was predictable as hell. Not one of Mr. Connelly’ best work. The cheap use of politics coulda been left out. You kinda alienate some of your fan base. The ending was way to easy.
Good follow up for Lincoln Lawyer
Liked the premise. A little tedious at times.
Not my favorite of Connellys.
we listened to the book while traveling home from Washington state to California. It kept us entertained and the Narrator was very good.
I think I have read all his books; I like them all but this one would be toward the bottom of the list. A bit gimmicky and pretty sentimental too. Funny to see reviewers turned off by the politics since all I remember is a mention of too many guns. Perhaps I missed a sarcastic remark about the then president.
For me, the book wasn’t very believable. I find it hard to believe that a noted defense attorney would shoot someone in his own garage, and then drive it around in the trunk of his car for a day. And then to be kept in jail for a couple of months … didn’t work for me. Love all of the other books.
Connelly hits a HR again... Real and gritty characters make the Lincoln Lawyer series worth listening to over and over. I enjoy it when good old Harry Bosch ends up in the story lines. The narrator brings Mickey Haller alive.
To much reality, politics and dragging out details to much. The ending should have had more to it. For all that Mick had been through and then nothing hardly happened. Really wish he would have gotten Berg a lot better also. The ending was rushed.
I love and have read all of Michael Connelly's books. I disagree that the book got political. There were a few mentions of the pandemic and facts relating to it, but not overly political at all, just relevant to the times we are living in. i did not think there were any political jabs inserted by the authot. How can you talk about what is going on at the time without referring to the pandemic and the government response to it.
Loved the story, and I am a fan of Michael Connelly’s books. The narration was also good. I do not share the views of the reviewers who did not like the politics inserted into the book. Perhaps because I share the view of the author.
I also enjoyed learning about the judicial system, and was intrigued by the insertion of the first impressions of the pandemic. It made it more relevant to these strange times.
Excellent read, the plot keeps you reading. Informative on the law and the actual judicial system from supposed to be and what it actually is. The characters were developed in previous books but it felt like they were known without reading the previous books
Ok yes like most authors today political view is obvious and his normal political statements are in view that aside the book is good not great why bring Harry in but don’t develop a decent reason for the spotty use definitely worth the listen
This was a great mystery tale and the narration was excellent.
Loved the plot, great story as always
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