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Con Law

John Bookman, book 1
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: John Bookman, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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Keep listening

If reading this you would skip the first ten or so chapters which are incredibly boring unless you were studying US law. The rest is a cumbersome read with a few highlights. A very disappointing story from a good author

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-2014

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

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  • Judith
  • 06-04-2016

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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  • Lawrence
  • 04-12-2014

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
  • 07-07-2014

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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  • Judi G
  • 12-06-2014

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-2019

Great potential series.

Loved this book, great characters and great world to get sucked into. Only problem was the story was a little slow at times and also a little predictable. But the idea and potential for more in the series is great! Will definitely stick with reading Mark, awesome author.

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  • Steve Roberts
  • 13-03-2019

Returned after 2 hours

I’ve enjoyed most of his previous books but this one I returned after a mere 2 hours listening.
The narrator, again who I usually enjoy, gave too many whiny voices to unsympathetic characters and I couldn’t face the idea of listening to the Professor riding off on his Harley Davidson like a self righteous super hero. Sorry, not for me.

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  • SD
  • 16-02-2019

not a bad listern

nice easy listening , good story , not gripping , but enough to be entertaining

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  • Rob B.
  • 05-10-2018

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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  • Darren Gibson
  • 16-10-2017

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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  • Mr N.
  • 12-06-2015

Another winner!!

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