Motion to Dismiss : Kali O'Brien

  • by Jonnie Jacobs
  • Narrated by Eleanor Walker-Jenkins
  • Series: Kali O'Brien
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

San Francisco attorney Kali O'Brien knows that in the legal system, reality can be shaded, but she doesn't like clients who lie to her. That's what she has in Grady Barrett, a wealthy computer magnate married to Kali's best friend, who is arraigned in the rape of Deirdre Nicholas. Grady maintains that Deirdre's vivid, emotional, and thoroughly convincing deposition is a clever and manipulative web of lies spun to trap him. Then Deirdre plunges to her death from a second-story balcony. A tragic accident? Or cold-blooded murder? Now, bound to a client she can't trust, Kali finds herself straddling a fine line.


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Doesn't Hold Up Well

The original version of this book was written in 1994 but it feels more 1974, or 54 or old in any case. I listened to the first couple of hours of this one with a low grade anger until I decided that I didn't have the determination to continue. The plot centers around a female lawyer whose best friend's husband is charged the rape, then the murder of a woman he had what he considered to be consensual sex. The lawyer Kali O'Brien is maneuvered into becoming the lead lawyer for the husband's defense despite her mixed emotions.
This audiobook had references to "date rape" as opposed to "real rape" and the men in the narrative being contemptuous of the woman reporting the rape and the concept in general. Kali was a disappointment in the sense that she basically took whatever the misogynistic creep she was defending as well as the other lawyer's condescension. All in all I found the theme and the writing irritating in the extreme. A few chapters into the book I wanted the defendant convicted on the basis of his being a total jerk. I also wanted to just once hear Kali tell both Mark and the defendant to tell their own lies. I liked the first 2 books in the series; didn't like this one.
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Do authors actually listen to the narrators?

I haven't read many court mysteries and was able to listen for review and I think, why is this narrator a narrator? Why is the author allowing this narrator to be a narrator? The story was very interesting to someone new to this type book, but I wouldn't listen to another anything with this narrator. Did I mention how the narrator ruined the story...?
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- Foy "Birdie"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2015
  • Publisher: Jonnie Jacobs