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A Criminal Defense Audiobook

A Criminal Defense

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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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    mgemelia 09/04/2017
    mgemelia 09/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    D V Thorburn 20/04/2017
    D V Thorburn 20/04/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • kathy
    jasper, GA, United States
    07/04/17
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    "Best Legal Thriller I have ever read!"

    Legal thrillers fascinate me especially if they are written as if the case could actually happen. This author presented this case to the reader without the assumption of any legal knowledge. The book was fast paced with several twists that you will not see coming. If I had to guess who authored this book, my guess would have been Scott Turow. The narrator was perfect for the book and kept up with the identities of each character. I am shocked to find that this is the first book for this author! I can not wait for him to write another book. To top it off, you do not even have to spend a credit to purchase the book at this low price. For legal thriller enthusiast, you will not be disappointed.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • qpj100
    10/04/17
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    "You Think You Know.... But Do You?"

    This book started off slow for me, but I think that had more to do with the narrator than it did the writing. There were quite a few characters introduced in short succession and their voices did not sound all that different, so it took me a while to sort them all out. The narrator was subpar for the first third of the book. Everyone talking sounded like a version of Clint Eastwood talking thru gritted teeth with an edge, even on the most meaningless of text. It was truly annoying. I wanted to scream, there are more emotions other than bitter angst! but Peter eventually got much better the 2nd and 3rd parts of the book. His voice started to come alive at the trial and it only got better from there. I finally started to relate and feel the characters. I give Peter Berkrot 3 stars because I thought about quitting the book several times from his beginning narration.

    But I am so glad I did not! This book is full of twist and turns; some very obvious and others catch you by surprise. I really enjoyed the trial. It was well written and I felt like a juror because I didn't know who did what either, even with the internal thoughts of the main character. The writing from the trial forward kept me hanging on until the end. The reveals are wonderfully executed and timed just right. I am impressed with the debut novel from William Myers and look forward to more legal dramas from him in the future.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Millie
    Mission, Tx, United States
    03/04/17
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    "Outstanding!"

    This book is a labyrinth of legal drama in which everyone will do whatever it takes to exonerate the accused, David Hanson, of killing his mistress, Jennifer. She was a reporter who was breaking a sensational story about dirty cops involved in a drug ring. It seems Jennifer was not only having an affair with David but also several other man. Mick Mc Farland is David's attorney who crosses several ethical and legal lines in order to keep David from being convicted. David's brother, Tommy, an ex-con and his investigator who has suddenly developed a close relationship with Piper (David's wife) has his own secrets.

    It has so many twists and turns that makes your head spin! There's also a lot of internal soliloquy in David's mind as he tries to justify his actions and keep his own secrets, which as the story progresses, the author brilliantly ties all the loose ends. I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend. I'd never read this author before but he did a great job!

    Peter Berkrot was excellent in his narration and all the characters sound different so it's easy to distinguish. He adds lots of drama just like Scot Brick does in his narrations.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    MI
    29/04/17
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    "I didn't like the promiscuous sex and murder. "

    Just too casual about both sex and murder. convoluted plots made it unlikely to be possible. the narrator was basically a different pitch of a raspy voice for each character. although no one on the story has character or integrity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Charlaine Hill
    Irvine, California United States
    26/04/17
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    "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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Investowiz
    14/04/17
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    "Odd"

    You'd think this was going to be pretty much a standard who-done-it. Usually one might expect two or three or four turns and a surprise ending. Surprise ending all right. I couldn't keep track of all the turns. The mystery was overly dark and the main character slipped into what seemed like a special case of mental self destruction. Anyway, the book is an OK read although you might find something better to choose.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine J. Pondozzi
    Laurel, Maryland
    12/04/17
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    "Enjoyed very much"


    I really do recommend this book because although I wasn’t expecting this book to end up being so good it certainly turned out to be a real amazing murder mystery. As it neared the end the plot literally exploded into a tightly tangled suspense story that caught me up & swept me away. I stopped trying to guess who the killer was as the plot just kept on going bringing the past into the present & beyond. As each turn of the story untangled it seemed to grow another branch of mystery that needed to be solved. I enjoyed how complicated the sotry became even after I had exhausted my take on things. Good ead well done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy
    17/04/17
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    "This is almost unlistenable."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator's voice is so unpleasant that it's hard to know if the story is any good.


    Would you be willing to try another book from William L. Myers? Why or why not?

    Not with this narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have NEVER written a review here, but this reading is so awful that I had to write a note.


    Was A Criminal Defense worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I think I've said it all above. Just awful.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • M. R.
    27/04/17
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    "Nice Twist"

    Some of the book was predictable but others aspects were a surprise. ending wasn't great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    25/04/17
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    "Left me wanting to throw up!"

    One of the worst purchases of my life. The characters were totally unbelievable, but worst was the protrail of a corrupt lawyer, assent D A ., and police. Morality was lacking in all the characters. Sloppy and stupid.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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