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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller, an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life. Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood in front of him. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients.
From bikers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. It's a franchise case, and he's sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending a client who is actually innocent.
But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth, and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.
©2005 Hieronymus, Inc. All Rights Reserved (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
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Critic Reviews



2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Mystery/Thriller
"A fast-paced, unpredictable ride." (Bookmarks Magazine)
"[The Lincoln Lawyer] has all the right stuff: a sinuous plot, crisp dialogue, and a roster of reprehensible characters." (Booklist, starred review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Vishruth on 06-18-08

Great Narration

The book is a fast paced fiction. I would like to comment on the narration in this review. The narration is just fantastic. The narrator puts on different accents which some times almost sounds like it's multiple people narrating. Listening to this audio book was almost like watching a movie without removing the imagination part that a movie takes away from a book.

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101 of 101 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 10-19-05

Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader

A taut legal thriller from Conelley, whose gritty crime style translates well to the world of his new character: criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. This guy is REAL. The L.A. locale is real and accurate. The dialogue is crisp, authentic and economical. The reader: Adam Grupper is fantastic. He truly brought Mickey Haller to life. I cannot recommend this title highly enough. I have only found three other books on Audible read by Adam Grupper (only one a novel). I will check them all out, and hope to see his name on more novels in the future.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Roger on 02-12-06

A Gripper by Grupper

This is a great story very convincingly presented by Adam Grupper. He brought the characters to life and held my attention while I was on my exercise bike preparing for the London to Brighton bike ride. I was realy sorry it had to end and found myself immediately looking for more of the same from Connelly by Grupper, sadly without success. Some more please Adam!

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Maureen on 05-06-06

Great story.

At first I felt I could not get used to Adams Grupper as a narrator but the authors work makes the book irristable and Adam does free himself into the characters eventually making them come alive one by one. There are twists and turns which keep one elevated wanting to get to the finale yet not wanting to finish the book! On the down side I do feel the occassional background music [ or excuse for music ] very off putting, distracting, irritating and completely unnecessary, it does not enhance the story nor does it improve the production - 'audibly' The Lincoln Lawyer is enough of a very enjoyable experience without it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Avid listener on 06-11-17

Great story and great performance.

Shame about the music played between chapters; very annoying, unnecessary and tacky. Otherwise all round good listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rob Moore on 05-17-15

Seen the movie? Now listen to the book!

Before Matthew McConaughey nailed his Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club' and great critical acclaim for his role in the HBO series, 'True Detective', he gave a fantastic performance as Mickey Haller in the somewhat underrated film, 'Lincoln Lawyer'. Before the film came the excellent, slow-burning, legal thriller novel of the same name by Michael Connelly. The first in a series about defence attorney Haller, Connelly's novel engages from chapter one. Adam Grupper's narration is also thoroughly engaging, with effective character voices typified by his excellent interpretation of Haller as the 1st person narrator. If you know the film but not the book, you should definitely check this out. I did it in that order and enjoyed every minute of the 11+ hours on offer here. Fans of John Grisham would be wise to add this one to their Audible collection too.- 5 stars.

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