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Without Precedent

Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

How much would you give up to get justice for your family?

Matthew Daley is a Manhattan corporate lawyer at the top of his game. As the first defense attorney on call to get pharmaceutical companies out of trouble, Matt is rising in the judicial system exactly as he planned. Until his sister dies of a heroin overdose.

Now, torn between conscience and career, the newly minted law partner faces a critical choice: defend the very companies that manufactured the addictive drugs, or give up his fiancée and his hard-won dream job to fight for justice in his sister’s name.

Returning to his blue-collar hometown with a ragtag band of law-school misfits by his side, Matt squares off against a team of New York corporate attorneys in a high-stakes courtroom battle. If he wins, the case could have national implications, bringing down the multibillion-dollar Big Pharma industry. If he loses, he’ll become collateral damage in the greatest fall of his career and his life.

©2019 J. D. Trafford (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Decent Legal Thriller Fayre

This is a decent US legal thriller as a big shot lawyer switches sides and decides to take on everyone's favourite villains these days in big pharma. A dodgy drug, a family tragedy and a bit of soul searching.

I love a good courtroom drama and this gave me that nicely and I found it an enjoyable listen on today's road trip.

I can't say it really set the pulse racing or that it managed any significant originality though so it won't live long in the memory but it did its job of keeping me entertained for a few hours.

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  • shelley
  • 13-03-19

Solid legal thriller FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

J D Trafford is such a good author. His books deserve so much more attention from readers. This book like Trafford's others is an exceptional stand alone read.
The publisher's summary is excellent and gives a great overview. I wouldn't expand on it because to say more would spoil this for someone else.
The courtroom scenes with the underdog attorney (Matthew Daley) who is the protagonist are the dream of every plaintiff. The ending is hilariously spectacular!!!!
The narration by Timothy Andrés Pabon is outstanding.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Pavol
  • 31-05-19

Maybe I am too cynical

Maybe I have become too cynical, but this story was...simply too pathetic. The First part seemed like a fairy tale. The court room drama was much better. But still, I think this is too far a stretch from the real life...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-19

New Favorite Author!

Downloaded 'Without Precedent' yesterday afternoon (less than 24 hours ago). I enjoy books than pull you in so deeply you feel as if you know the characters personally and are watching their senerio play out. Until yesterday, I had never heard of J.D. Trafford and felt I was taking gamble. It was well worth the gamble. The narrator Timothy Andres Pabon was excellent addition as well. If you haven't read any of J.D. Trafford's books before, I highly recommend you give him a try!

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  • Susan P. Hull
  • 14-04-19

Excellent

I didn’t want to stop listening! Great story, suspenseful and not too sappy. You won’t be disappointed

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  • Leslie
  • 03-06-19

great liaten

great listen without a bunch of long boring trial testimon. foia story, well written and narrarated.

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  • Carolyn
  • 01-04-19

Great Story

The narrator had excellent diction.. The opiate crisis always interests me. Very well written!
Wow!!!!!!!?

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  • Connie T.
  • 09-11-19

Delighted by this legal novel

This is the first time I have read a Trafford book but will not be the last. This was a very enjoyable read. I didn't have to concentrate too hard as with many of my latest reads into legal procedural or novels with dozens of characters. It kept me interested and went by quickly. I highly recommend.

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  • squishy
  • 21-07-19

Hard to swallow

This is a David vs.Goliath premise that is just TOO much. We have a very successful corporate attorney that literally overnight changes his views and quits to take on a drug company. His “help” will come from an old professor and his students from a dying law school, whom he hasn’t even spoke with in years. Again gained overnight. There is no fleshing out of the story or characters at all. The main character is pretty bland, not inspiring much interest in this “fight” for me.
This could have been a powerful story had it been written more believably. Just didn’t grab me enough to want to find out how it ends Predictable enough to know how is does.

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  • Jersey
  • 23-03-19

Bit of a snoozer

The story had potential but very slow. I kept waiting for it to take off but doesn’t appear to ever happen.

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