A Criminal Defense Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr.

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When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, was Mick’s close friend in law school, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.



  • I can't give you any details about the storyline or the characters since it's nearly impossible to focus on anything other than the terrible narration. The narrator's delivery resembles those over-the-top action movie trailers from back in the day ("in a world..."). Their excessively exaggerated intonations and manner completely spoil the narrative, which I'm rating a three only because I'm unsure if it actually deserved a one or a five. I ended up quitting after the opening chapter.
  • I recently discovered a new author with the release of "A Criminal Defense" on April 1, 2017. What makes this book even more intriguing is the fact that the author is a practicing attorney. The story revolves around the murder of a young female reporter, with a prominent Philadelphia businessman being accused of the crime. Our main character, Mick McFarland, finds himself in a dilemma as the defendant happens to be a close friend and former law school buddy. Adding to the complexity, the reporter had reached out to Mick for help just before her untimely death. Mick, who used to be a prosecutor before becoming a defense attorney, soon discovers that his friend has a closet full of secrets. To complicate matters further, the ADA in charge of the case is Mick's former rival from their time working together in the D.A.’s office. As the story unfolds, nothing is as it initially appears, leaving the reader questioning whether it was an accident or a deliberate act of murder. The book is masterfully written, with a complex plot that seamlessly weaves in various subplots. The characters are skillfully crafted, with layers of complexity and flawed personalities. The relationships portrayed in the book are broken and damaged, adding depth to the story. The ending comes as a surprising twist, keeping readers on their toes. The courtroom scenes are particularly electrifying, further adding to the overall entertainment value of the book. Clocking in at thirteen hours, the audiobook version is narrated by Peter Berkrot, who does an outstanding job bringing the story to life. Berkrot, an actor, voiceover artist, and experienced audiobook narrator, perfectly captures the essence of the book with his ideal voice. This was my first time hearing him narrate, and I'll definitely be on the lookout for more books narrated by him.