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The Brass Verdict Audiobook

The Brass Verdict: Mickey Haller, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

When down-at-heel lawyer Mickey Haller gets the news that his old colleague Jerry Vincent has died, he also gets an unexpected windfall. Jerry had left instructions that Mickey should inherit all of his clients - putting Mickey's stalled career back on track at a stroke.

Not only that, but Vincent was about to go to bat for Walter Elliot, the Hollywood mogul accused of brutally slaying his wife and her lover, in a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight. If Mickey could find the magic bullet and win that one against the odds, he'd really be back in the big leagues.

The only problem is that Vincent was murdered, shot at close range in his office garage, and the detective handling the case - a certain Harry Bosch - is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent's clients. Suddenly Jerry Vincent's legacy is beginning to look more like a poisoned chalice, and Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to successfully defend a client who might just be planning to murder him.

©2008 Hieronymus, Inc.; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    Wras 30/04/2016
    Wras 30/04/2016 Member Since 2016

    Kildonan by the sea

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    "Bosch has a brother Mickey Haller"

    Entertaining and full o Haller's attitude, courtroom dramas and violence that keep the book moving with a pace that is never boring, good addition to Bosch's californian universe.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    SimonJay West Sussex 04/02/2016
    SimonJay West Sussex 04/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Hooked on Haller"

    A longtime fan of Harry Bosch, I only discovered Mickey Haller a month or so ago. Since then I've listened to three. A strong storyline, reinforced by an excellent performance from Peter Giles, although he needs to work on his English accent! Love the chemistry between Bosch and Haller. Have just downloaded The Reversal.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 14/12/2013
    Sally 14/12/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Another compelling legal drama"

    I really enjoyed the Lincoln Lawyer and this was almost as good, with the added bonus of a guest appearance by Harry Bosch. It was interesting to find out what had happened to Mickey Haller since the end of the last book, and the effect of his years away from the legal profession. The plot was interesting, although some of the long courtroom sections did drag a little, and the characterisation was excellent.
    The narrator is also good, bringing just the right tone to the court scenes and the internal monologues. I'm off to download the next in the series...

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay BLAENAVON, United Kingdom 08/12/2013
    Lindsay BLAENAVON, United Kingdom 08/12/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "worth reading AND worth listening to"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Brass Verdict to be better than the print version?

    i think i enjoyed the audio version better than when i read it as the characters really came to life and i didn't skip bits get to the end


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way it sits within its back story and the clues it gives you as to the relationships that are revealed at the end. i completely missed these when i first read it.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Giles’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    i am listening to one now as i have purchased another Michael Connelly Mickey Haller book and i am enjoying him all over again. he gives a measured performance, good characters including women and does not try to usurp the writing he compliments it


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i would hate to be so alone that i listened tin one sitting. i enjoy the serial aspect of having listening times. i like the company of a book and this is good company.


    Any additional comments?

    good book and narration a read again and enjoy type of book rather than a whizz through and forget.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tom West Wickham, United Kingdom 02/07/2009
    Tom West Wickham, United Kingdom 02/07/2009 Member Since 2011
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    "Another excellent Michael Connelly thriller"

    This is a follow-on from "the Lincoln Lawyer", the main character being the defence lawyer Micky Haller, but this time the author also weaves in his long time protaganist, Harry Bosch - this works very well. More generally, the book is right up to Michael Connelly's high standard - meticulous plotting, clever storyline and denouement, well written, and well drawn characters and plenty of pace - excellent stuff.

    I've not heard the narrator before; he's not as good as the excellent Jeff Harding who has narrated a lot of Connelly books, but he does a perfectly decent job - good sense of pace and tone, good characterisation - perhaps at times a little over-dramatic.

    Overall strongly recommended, particularly if you are already a Michael Connelly fan.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Newbridge, Ireland 31/01/2009
    Laura Newbridge, Ireland 31/01/2009
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    "Extremely enjoyable listen"

    Pacey, keeps your interest, not a moment too long. A thorougly good listen.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Colin EdinburghUnited Kingdom 06/02/2010
    Colin EdinburghUnited Kingdom 06/02/2010 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story and brilliant vocalisation"

    A clever and engaging story, with good dramatic turns.

    Clues to events were present but well masked at times, and the whole book was a well planned and composed one.

    The reading was very well done, with the characterisations clear and differentiated but not overdone.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dana United Kingdom 11/05/2016
    Dana United Kingdom 11/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Just ok"

    To be honest I was probably a bit prejudiced against this from the start - I thought it was a Bosch book, but he was just a minor character. I didn't care about Mickey, and didn't follow it as closely as I ordinarily would.

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    jon 15/01/2016
    jon 15/01/2016
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    "brilliant"

    glued to it, think I finished it in 3 days next one has a lot to live up to

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    AReader 09/10/2015
    AReader 09/10/2015 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyable"

    The Mickey Haller stories are fun and I am sure the procedural details are basically accurate, given the author's background.

    This one is good, but one of the minor characters is supposed to be a female Londoner, and she has an Australian accent ( I think - anyway, it's not English) and sounds like a man. It's the only real criticism I would make.

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  • Lia
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    13/12/12
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    "Another Winner"

    The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly is his twentieth book and I have read them all. This book brings together Connelly's two famous characters: Detective Harry Bosch and attorney Mickey Haller. Haller returns to the courtroom after a long absence to take on the case of a Hollywood mogul accused of murder. The mogul's first attorney turns up dead, and Haller is assigned to the case. But it gets a bit sticky when it looks like the killer is now after Haller, and Det. Bosch shows up to "protect" Haller, even if it means botching up his case. I've never read any of Connelly's books before, and I'm not normally a fan of this type of fiction, but Connelly sucked me in from the first page with his masterful dialogue and action scenes. Haller is a compelling character full of hard-won wisdom and surrounded by intriguing characters. Bosch is a bit of a jerk, to say the least, but I couldn't help liking him as well. Connelly creates terrific scenes with tightly plotted suspense.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • ozgribbo
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    "Cynical saviour"

    I really liked the first in this series (The Lincoln Lawyer) and I was not disappointed with this sequel. The main character, a world-weary defence lawyer, is not without character flaws, but he holds your attention and has many good points. Not giving too much of the plot away, he is becoming a bit disillusioned about saving guilty clients from jail terms - but needs the money. A good crime novel, seen from a slightly different perspective. Narrator does a really good job as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
    Bayview, Australia
    15/11/12
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    "Good story, awful performance dude"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story is very good, but I could not get past the performance. It sounded like it was being read by a teenage mutant ninja turtle or Keanu Reeves in point break - Just awful for the story being told.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was an intriguing tale, like The Lincoln Lawyer it had twists and turns and a few good laughs and kept me interested.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    In every way - there was no redeeming quality


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably, yes


    Any additional comments?

    I think the book should be re recorded with a different performer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • aussieGeorge68
    Sydney Australia
    30/08/12
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    "Another great book for Michael Connelly."

    The second book of the Mickey Haller Series is almost as good as the first. I have already downloaded another book from Michael Connelly. I think anyone considering this book should listen or read the The Lincoln Lawyer first.

    I almost skipped this book due to bad reviews in relation to the Narrator and while in my opinion he is not as good as Adam Grupper, the narrator of the first book in the series 'The Lincoln Lawyer' , he is still quite good and I did not find his voice annoying at all. His deeper voice suited the portrayal of some of the characters nicely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alberto pomborey
    04/02/09
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    "A simple way to spoil an excellent book"

    Unfortunately the narrator seems to speak with a peg in his nose;terrible accent.I could not listen the book for more than 5 minutes.Nevertheless I must say this book was an excellent read.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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