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Publisher's Summary

Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything.
When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.
Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.
But as the trial progresses, he's disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family - everything. Now Mick's only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he's ever spun, one that may cross every legal and moral boundary.
©2017 William L. Myers Jr. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By Matthew Jarka on 05-15-17

The reader ruins it!

This book has an interesting plot and storyline, but I just couldn't finish it because of the reader. His overly dramatic take on the characters is cartoonish and exhausting. It's like he doing a parody. No bueno.

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By Charlaine Hill on 04-26-17

Good story, bad narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The narrator sounded enraged throughout the story. At certain points, when anger was appropriate, I was worried he might rupture his vocal cords. Other than that, it was a very good read with unexpected plot twists. I would recommend it in book format.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Criminal Defense?

The highly original ending.

What didn’t you like about Peter Berkrot’s performance?

He sounded like a person in desperate need of anger management.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I needed breaks from the narration.

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22 of 25 people found this review helpful

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By mgemelia on 04-09-17

What a great story

Fantastic book never read one of his before but looking forward to another. The way he brings it altogether at the end is amazing

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful


By D V Thorburn on 04-20-17

Great story, narrator needs to calm down

Narrator was raging most of the way through. Great story though, will look for more from this author

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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