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Summary

John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's 35, handsome, and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces senators to blithering fools on talk shows, and is often mentioned as a future Supreme Court nominee. But Book is also famous for something more unusual. He likes to take on lost causes and win.

Consequently, when he arrives at the law school each Monday morning, hundreds of letters await him, letters from desperate Americans around the country seeking his help. Every now and then, one letter captures his attention and Book feels compelled to act.

In the first of a thrilling new series from the author of international best sellers The Colour of Law and Accused, Book investigates a murder set in the high-stakes world of fracking and corruption in deepest, darkest Texas.

©2013 Mark Gimenez (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd

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excellent romp

I was worried I may not like this book after being disappointed by The Governor's wife. However, as I had loved The accused and the Colour of law by the same author I thought I would give it a go. I'm very glad I did. I would definitely read another in this series as it says book 1. Good characterisation and brilliant narration made this a good listen. I would not be put off by other reviews moaning about the constitutional law elements, I found them interesting and at times funny.

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It all comes together

With Con Law you get the best of everything. Mark Gimenez is a great storyteller with just enough detail and characters you understand and identify with. The knowledge this is book 1 of a series is exciting to say the least. Add to this someone who is in our opinion the greatest narrator on Audible - Jeff Harding - and there is a package not to be missed and to be savoured and enjoyed. We thoroughly recommend all Mark's books so far and also recommend any book narrated by Jeff.

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  • Liz
  • LEICESTER, United Kingdom
  • 07-07-14

Slow to get going and not that great when it does!

I had high hopes for this book as it had got good reviews from other people. However, the overly long introduction to the story which focussed significantly on points of American constitutional law became drawn out and rather boring to me - and I am a lawyer, but a British one, not American.. I normally find the legal aspects of novels by John Grisham interesting, but this just didn't grip me. Then, when the story got going, I found the character of the female intern quite whiny, rather than entertaining as described by other reviewers. I haven't finished the book yet, so am will keep going and hope that it gets better.... but I'm beginning to doubt it.

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love the humour

Easy read, would make a good movie.the characters are really quirky and interesting. I enjoyed the read.

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Took a long time to get going

Mark others bits are much better, This story I found slow, and overly predictable. As it often happens with mark Gimenez’s books they are a very slow builder and to a big finale which is often over fast to quickly...

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Fantastic Read

Captivating from the word go. As Jeff Harding continues to narrate you are compelled to sit and listen to more and more. Jeff Harding is an excellent narrator and is an ideal complement to this story. I hope he narrates the follow up.

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Another winner!!

Really enjoy the stories and characters!! Another great read from an excellent author. Highly recommended!!!

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Excellent listen

Would you listen to Con Law again? Why?

No - I never listen to any book twice.

What other book might you compare Con Law to, and why?

He is a bit of a Jack Reacher - particularly as Jeff Harding also narrates Reacher.

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

Have listened to Jeff Harding narrate Jack Reacher novels. This was the same style and suited the story.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Immediately looked for Book 2- was disappointed that it is not yet available.

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  • Dr
  • 17-06-14

Brilliant witty funny and informative

Would you consider the audio edition of Con Law to be better than the print version?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Con Law?

The way his intern responded to his requests and questions really witty I could picture her so clearly especially as she was narrated

What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Humour humour and wit

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh out loud

Any additional comments?

The narrotor made the book.

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  • faye
  • Watford, United Kingdom
  • 31-01-15

Too much debate about aspects of the law

Generally like this author, but the lead character is irritating, a stereotypical Indiana Jones type. Long hair, leather wearing, Harley riding hero. DULL!

There is far too much classroom debate about aspects of constitutional law. One section was nearly 20 minutes. It may be interesting to Americans, directly affected, but would have thought it would go over the average listener's head.

Bits of humour, but I wouldn't recommend this book try one of the author's others.

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  • Anne
  • 01-03-14

Seriously good listen

If you could sum up Con Law in three words, what would they be?

This is a great story, complex and interesting, read by THE BEST narrator, Jeff Harding.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

My attention did not wander for a second.

What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is the best narrator and can make dreary stories sound interesting and interesting stories compelling.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Constitutional Law meets Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance