Friday, December 3, 2010

Audiobook Review and Giveaway: The Reversal by Michael Connelly

published by:  Hachette Audio 

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change sides and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder.

After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

Just upon opening this audiobook I was impressed.  It contains 10 CDs of the audiobook.  1 MP3 disc of the book and another MP3 disc of a second book The Brass Verdict.  You're kinda getting 3 books in one.  I personally really like the MP3 discs for in the car.  My car stereo reads that kind of disc so I don't have to keep changing the disc.  It's very handy.

The reader for this audiobook, Peter Giles, initially grated on my nerves.  He was overly intense.  He kinda reminded me of the "Sunday Sunday Sunday" guy on a monster truck commercial.  I stuck with it though and I'm glad I did.  After awhile I got used to the reader's intensity and got into the story. 

I thought this was a very well written story.  I haven't read anything by this author before, but I definitely will in the future.   If you like legal procedurals this one was perfect.  It focused a lot on the particulars of the proceedings which was somewhat unique in legal dramas. 

Thanks to the awesome people at Hachette Audio I can giveaway 2 copies of this fantastic audiobook.  To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below with a valid email address.  If you would like an extra entry you can Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc. just leave a link to the share in a separate comment to let me know where you spread the word.   I'll randomly draw winners on December 14.  US addresses only and NO P.O. Boxes please!


Denny, Alaska said...

Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors, and Harry Bosch is my favorite detective in all of literature! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway!


Jinky said...

Sounds interesting. I'd like a shot at this.


janetfaye said...

I would like to listen to this.

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missreneer said...

I am really interested in this one. Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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Dawn M. said...

I would love the chance to listen to this. Count me in, please!

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...


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Ruthie said...

I'm going on a few car trips over the holidays that this would be great for. Please enter me, thanks.


Anonymous said...

The Reversal looks like a good book to read.

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Anonymous said...

I posted this giveaway on my Facebook page.
Susan Clarke Taylor

susanbillietaylor [at] gmail [dot] com

janetfaye said...

I blogged:

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skkorman said...

Great giveaway—please enter me to win!

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