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The Gods of Guilt Audiobook

The Gods of Guilt

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Publisher's Summary

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.

©2013 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    GinnysHex Stretton, Australia 06/06/2014
    GinnysHex Stretton, Australia 06/06/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping"
    What made the experience of listening to The Gods of Guilt the most enjoyable?

    I never once wanted to stop listening to it and that in my opionion is the best recommendation that I could give to the author and the the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Mickey Haller as he is the main character and the story is seen through his perspective.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    That he kept me engaged the whole time that I did not want to stop listening is a testament to his reading of the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Well that would be a spoiler wouldn't it but the two death scenes were particular shocking and moving.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rod
    Bacchus Marsh, Australia
    4/12/13
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    "Another great Connelly Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I have read or listened every Connelly Book and enjoyed them all


    What other book might you compare The Gods of Guilt to and why?

    All of the Lincoln lawyer series


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

    great neuration


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The car accident


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • anthony
    toowoomba, Australia
    23/11/13
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    "WARING ABRIDGED"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    it actually being unabridged as advertised...otherwise great book but very upset that it misses cruical info


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Southport BC, Australia
    23/03/14
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    "Outstanding story and excellent narrative."
    What did you love best about The Gods of Guilt?

    I really enjoyed the story line by Michael Connelly. As usual I could not stop listening to the story. Even found myself doing my grocery shopping listening as I was so glued to the story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought the narrative was excellent. Held my attention.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Giles – was your favorite?

    To be frank I thought they were all excellent characters.


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

    Yes definitely.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus
    18/11/14
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    "Another spellbinding Mickey Haller courtoom romp"

    Connelly is a masterful writer whose awesome skills have never been more effectively applied than in this engaging story of the dangerous fight to set an (almost) innocent man free.

    Having produced thousands of voice-overs, I'd have to rate Peter Giles up there with Humphrey Bower as one of the best narrators (actors) I've ever heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Constance
    24/08/14
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    "Just Okay!"
    What did you like best about The Gods of Guilt? What did you like least?

    Courtroom drama, good dialogue and witty but too many characters made it abit hard to follow


    Would you recommend The Gods of Guilt to your friends? Why or why not?

    no. Just an okay read


    What three words best describe Peter Giles’s voice?

    Captivating, memorable & appropriate


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

    maybe


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • helen
    melbourne, Australia
    9/07/14
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    "Michael Connelly and Justice go hand in hand."
    What made the experience of listening to The Gods of Guilt the most enjoyable?

    It was a great story line and the twists and turns. Connelly explains the legality of law proceedings with expert skill and is able to blend them into the story brilliantly. Thoroughly enjoyable!


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    Simply splendid, such easy listening.


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

    Everyone deserves Justice!


    Any additional comments?

    I still love the short connections made with Harry Bosch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rollin
    Cholula, Mexico
    3/05/14
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    "Outstanding Connelly"
    What did you love best about The Gods of Guilt?

    The ins and outs of political and legal battles faced by Haller in his defense of his client.


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

    Absolutely. The plot is full of unexpected but credible twists and turns.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    Actually, I wasn't overwhelmed by his performance. He does a very good job using different voices but tends to be whiny.


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

    It just kept me on the edge of my seat.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read and enjoyed all of Connelly's Bosch series but am enjoying the Mickey Haller books even more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • antonio
    genthod, Switzerland
    21/04/14
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    "Most likely the best Mike Haller story so far...."

    I've always considered Mike Haller the byproduct of a diversification strategy where Bosh is the 'core business' ( and the best of all) , while books centered around other characters have the objective to sort of "give a break" to Mike Connelly and let him write without having to consistently reinvent great Bosh stories. This book sets for me a new paradigm; the character of Haller is now maturing , taking a shape and role that stand out on their own ( who cares anymore if he is Bosh half-brother ?). The story plot is as good as it gets, the different characters -including the recurring cast around Mike Haller- engaging and forceful and the reader/listener is hooked to the book from the very beginning.
    The Gods of guilt is a great book and makes me - for the first time- look forward to the next Haller story....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kildonan
    11/12/13
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    "Good entertainment, great delivery."

    The plot was engaging and entertaining with a good amount of suspense. The twists were believable and added to de story. This is an accomplished by the numbers thriller that will not change your life but will give you a good few hours of escapism.
    The reader was great,

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eilidh
    Inervness, United Kingdom
    1/12/13
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to The Gods of Guilt the most enjoyable?

    I had a very long journey to complete and being able to listen so such a good book was a tremendous help. None of it was boring, I enjoyed every bit as the story unfolded, especially Mickey's solutions to problem. There are a lot of references to the first book, bringing back old characters and explaining what has become of them. You were rooting for the good guys to win all the way and the book didn't disappoint.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gods of Guilt?

    His client is very different from the clients of previous books but I won't say why as it would be a spoiler. Needless to say, you'll understand if you've read the other books and read this book.


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

    I'm not sure if I've heard him before but he was very good on this one.


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

    I'd have happily listened to it in one sitting but it was a little too long to do that but I did finish it very quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    This'll be a book I'll listen to again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    28/11/13
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    "Kept me interested"

    This book is certainly worth reading, I felt a little less sympathy for Mickey Haller than I have in previous books, somehow he started off by being a bit unpleasant, but seemed to improve in the course of the story. I need to be able to like the characters in a story.
    The story was good and dealt with well. Overall I enjoyed the book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andre
    London, W6 7JP, United Kingdom
    27/11/13
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    "Wow Epic !!!!"
    Would you listen to The Gods of Guilt again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to this book again , It is an Epic book worth the listening experience, never wanted to put it down at all.


    What other book might you compare The Gods of Guilt to, and why?

    I can only compare this book to any of brad thor books


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    It was Epic , I loved the performance


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

    I cold not put this book down , I finished it very quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    I really cant wait for a new part to this book, I await the next case.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. H. Jones
    UK
    1/12/13
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    "Another Gripping Michael Connelly"
    What made the experience of listening to The Gods of Guilt the most enjoyable?

    This is another well read novel by Peter Giles and an interesting and exciting book by Michael Connelly. I like the structure of MC's novels, they contain enough technical legal procedure but don't over do it and along with that have a fast moving plot that keeps you interested in what happens next.

    I also like the fact that MC does not take himself too seriously, with references in this novel to the film the Lincoln lawyer. If you like MCs other books then I think you will like this one too.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    Burnham on Crouch, United Kingdom
    27/06/15
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    "Informatve"

    Hooked from the beginning. Easy to listen to. Clear story line. kept my interest even though I could predict what was going to happen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roberto
    20/07/14
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    "Good book with lots of nice twists but repetitive"
    Would you try another book written by Michael Connelly or narrated by Peter Giles?

    Yes, I've listened to the previous four books in the Mickey Haller series.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less obvious signposting of "the gods of guilt" all the way through the book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jaydubb
    London
    13/06/16
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    "Nectar for the ears ...."

    good narration but it was all in the story, luv'd it! I admit bias as I was long ago a fan of MC .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. Card
    UK
    16/01/16
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    "Excellent - again!"
    Any additional comments?

    Having just finished the previous Mickey Haller book, I went straight onto this one and enjoyed it just as much. Great stories, great characters, great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss L M Irvine
    20/05/15
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    "Mweh"

    If I had been reading the book I would have given up. Too predictable and I didn't warm to any of the characters. Also I didn't enjoy the narrators performance which didn't help.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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