Narrator: Adam Grupper –
Genre: Fiction – Legal
Story: Very Good
Time: 11 hours 35 minutes
This is a terrific
book. The story isnâ€™t entirely unique,
but it is distinct enough. The writing
is terrific and, if youâ€™re listening instead of reading, Adam Grupper is one of
the best narrators Iâ€™ve heard.
I read and listen to books
like an engineer â€“ I hate sub-plots, back-stories and sidelines that distract
me from the main story line without a purpose.
Or, those that drone on for too long.
I realize that the sub-plots and background are part of the buildup of
the main story line, and I appreciate that, but so often there is way too much
detail presented. Just get to the point
Michael Connelly uses a
fabulous technique in this book to help the reader understand the context and
even the parallel story lines, without going into an absurd amount of
distracting detail. Iâ€™ll leave it as a
surprise, and it may disappoint some, but I found it refreshing.
Connelly does a nice job
with the thriller part of the story, too.
While there was never a point, until the end, where I was at the edge of
my seat, he kept me curious and interested through the entire story â€“ very few
peaks and valleys. It was a nice change
of pace from the roller coaster ride that some thrillers take you on.
I highly recommend The
Lincoln Lawyer â€“ check it out.