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Rover

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  • "Rough Justice"

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    Brilliant !! This was the second Stephen Leather book that I have listened to, the first being A Solitary Man, which I also thought was excellent, however, Rough Justice was even better.
    It is well written, with VERY believable characters, and the multiple plot lines were never confusing. Much of the sentiment expressed will strike a chord with the majority of the population of this country. Well worth five stars !!

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    Rough Justice: Dan Shepherd, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    Villains across London are being beaten and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan "Spider" Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd is never comfortable investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency means he has no choice. He goes undercover with an elite group of officers at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the worst streets in the Capital.

    Matt says: "Rough Justice"
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A Peek at Piers's Bookshelf

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Piers's greatest hits:
  • Innocent

    "Subtle and mature thriller writing"

    Overall

    This is a wonderfully crafted novel from an author at the top of his game. The 20 years which have passed since the original Presumed Innocent can be felt on every page, not just in terms of the weight of time felt my the main protagonists, but also in the quality, depth and subtelty of Turow's writing. The narration is also pitch perfect, making this one of the best books I've downloaded from Audible in all the years I've been a subscriber.

Carôle

Carôle Kent, United Kingdom 04/10/2012 Member Since 2008
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  • "Brilliant Female Lead"

    1 of 1 helpful votes

    Alafair Burke out Cornwell's Patricia Cornwell. Both of her lead female characters (Samantha & Ellie) are well worth reading. Read them. Or better still, listen to them, they are narrated really well.

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    Judgment Calls: Samantha Kincaid, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alafair Burke
    • Narrated By Betty Bobbitt
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    (14)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
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    Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder.

    Stewart says: "Solid debut"

What's Trending in Legal Thrillers:

  • 4.3 (456 ratings)
    Sycamore Row (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
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    (419)
    Story
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    For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers and listeners with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.

    Kirstine says: "Vintage Grisham"
  • 4.3 (446 ratings)
    The Verdict (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Stone Narrated by David Thorpe

    The Verdict

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nick Stone
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (446)
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    (409)
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    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

    Steven says: "The Verdict by Nick Stone"
  • 4.4 (323 ratings)
    The Lincoln Lawyer: Mickey Haller, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Adam Grupper

    The Lincoln Lawyer: Mickey Haller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    Overall
    (323)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    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. 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.

    Roger says: "A Gripper by Grupper"
  • 4.4 (122 ratings)
    The Firm (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Firm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    (122)
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    (54)
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    (55)

    At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."

    Kirstine says: "Shocking but terrific story"
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  • 4.7 (122 ratings)
    The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Harris Narrated by Frank Muller

    The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (122)
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    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris' legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

    James Walls says: "Superb and chilling"
  • 4.6 (46 ratings)
    Rumpole and the Golden Thread (






UNABRIDGED) by John Mortimer Narrated by Bill Wallis

    Rumpole and the Golden Thread

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    In this collection of stories, Rumpole continues to juggle the vagaries of the law, the ambiguities of crime, and the contradictions of the human heart.

    Lesley says: "As if Leo MKern was still with us."
  • 4.4 (43 ratings)
    A Walk in the Dark: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gianrico Carofiglio Narrated by Sean Barrett

    A Walk in the Dark: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
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    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend - the son of a powerful local judge - of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf. Guido Guerrieri knows the case could bring his legal career to a premature and messy end, but he cannot resist the appeal of a hopeless cause. Nor can he deny his attraction to Sister Claudia, the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living, who shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.

    Alasdair says: "Italian Crime Without The Caricatures"
  • 4.5 (31 ratings)
    The Trials of Rumpole (






UNABRIDGED) by John Mortimer Narrated by Bill Wallis

    The Trials of Rumpole

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Horace Rumpole, whose court scenes are proverbial, and whose home is ruled by Mrs Rumpole, 'She Who Must Be Obeyed', is back in these short stories.

    Sarah says: "A perfect voice for Rumpole"
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  • 4.6 (32 ratings)
    Rumpole's Last Case (






UNABRIDGED) by John Mortimer Narrated by Bill Wallis

    Rumpole's Last Case

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The irrepressible, audacious Rumpole is back with seven marvellous stories - the basi for the major television series.

    Carol says: "Rumpole's Last Case"
  • Sycamore Row (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (413)

    For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers and listeners with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.

    Kirstine says: "Vintage Grisham"
  • The Verdict (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Stone Narrated by David Thorpe

    The Verdict

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nick Stone
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (410)

    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

    Steven says: "The Verdict by Nick Stone"
  • The Racketeer (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by J. D. Jackson

    The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (518)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (260)

    Given the importance of what they do and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies

    Mike says: "Brilliant Again"
  • The Gods of Guilt (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (226)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

    Eilidh says: "Excellent"
  •  
  • The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Harris Narrated by Frank Muller

    The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris' legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

    James Walls says: "Superb and chilling"
  • The Coffin Dancer: Lincoln Rhyme, Book 2 (






ABRIDGED) by Jeffery Deaver Narrated by Joe Mantegna

    The Coffin Dancer: Lincoln Rhyme, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    NYPD criminalist Lincoln Rhyme joins his beautiful protégé, Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer - an ingenious killer who changes appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims. They have only one clue: the madman has a tattoo of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman. Rhyme must rely on his wits and intuition to track the elusive murderer through New York City - knowing they have only 48 hours before the Coffin Dancer strikes again.

    little bobs mum and dad says: "Vast improvement"
  • The Flight (






UNABRIDGED) by M. R. Hall Narrated by Sian Thomas

    The Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates... A tragic accident or a terrible crime? When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten year-old girl, Amy Patterson, a passenger on 189, whose largely unmarked body is washed up alongside his.

    Learning is fun! says: "Imaginative and innovative"
  • The Last Juror (






ABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Terrence Mann

    The Last Juror

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Terrence Mann
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
    The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courtroom in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, 'life' didn't necessarily mean 'life'...

    P. Wheeler says: "Slow start but an enjoyable listen"
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  • A Time to Kill (






ABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    A Time to Kill

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
    When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice.

    Crissy says: "A Time to Cry"
  • Ostland (






UNABRIDGED) by David Thomas Narrated by Richard Burnip

    Ostland

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By David Thomas
    • Narrated By Richard Burnip
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    February 1941, wartime Berlin. Brilliant, idealistic young detective Georg Heuser joins the Murder Squad in the midst of the biggest manhunt the city has ever seen. A serial killer is slaughtering women on S-Bahn trains and leaving their battered bodies by the tracks. Heuser must confront evil eye-to-eye as he helps track down the murderer. July 1959, peacetime West Germany: a pioneering young lawyer, Paula Siebert, is in a federal unit investigating men who have committed crimes of unimaginable magnitude and horror. Their leader has just been arrested.

    David Richardson says: "enthralling - eventually!!"
  • The Testament (






ABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    The Testament

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
    An eccentric, reclusive billionaire looking for a way to die, a burnt-out Washington litigator just out of rehab for the fourth time, and a woman who left the modern world to live and work with a primitive tribe of Indians in the jungles of Brazil. They are all brought together by the startling secret of The Testament.

  • Accused (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Gimenez Narrated by Jeff Harding

    Accused

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mark Gimenez
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    "Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you." After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phone call from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her. Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment.

    Janice says: "Another good listen from Mark Gimenez"
  • Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf (






UNABRIDGED) by Lawrence Block Narrated by Don Sobczak

    Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Don Sobczak
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    Martin H. Ehrengraf, dapper and diabolical, may be Lawrence Block's darkest creation. He's the defense attorney who never sees the inside of a courtroom, because all his clients are innocent - no matter how guilty they may seem. Some even believe themselves to be guilty: They remember pulling the trigger, or wiring the dynamite to their spouse's car, or holding the bloody blade. But things have a way of working out when Martin Ehrengraf is on the case.

  • Paradise City (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Leibig Narrated by Steve Carlson

    Paradise City

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Chris Leibig
    • Narrated By Steve Carlson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Young lawyer Ed Davis sits in his boss' fancy office, sure he is about to be fired. After two years of gradually slipping into addiction, he has finally hit bottom, and pretty much knows it. Instead though, Ed is offered a mission to an exotic island and a promise of redemption. Find fugitive gambler Orleans Moss and save his career? Seems easy enough. But Ed's personal ghosts follow him to remote Panglao island, where nothing, including himself, is what it seems.

  • Raw Justice: Justice Series, Book 5 (






UNABRIDGED) by Diane Capri Narrated by Lisa Cordileone

    Raw Justice: Justice Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Diane Capri
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileone
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    Three unlikely events explode thrusting young lawyer Jennifer Lane into the abyss of her family's secret history. Family records search, DNA, and more reveal stolen lives and a stolen cure for deadly hepatitis C. A bewildering maze of betrayal, intrigue, and murder, put Jennifer's license to practice law, her heart, and her very life on the line. Judge Willa Carson watches while Jennifer rescues herself from Denton's Raw Justice.

  • The Quiet Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Greg Iles Narrated by Tom Stechschulte

    The Quiet Game

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

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  • Broken Trust (






UNABRIDGED) by William P. Wood Narrated by John McLain

    Broken Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By William P. Wood
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    Originally published by Pocket Books as Court of Honor, this classic by Wood - the basis for the 1995 film Broken Trust starring Tom Selleck - is is the story of a sitting judge who finds himself in a dangerous position when he participates in a sting operation investigating fellow judges on the take.