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Publisher's Summary

The Brass Verdict: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* 

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.  

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. 

©2008 Michael Connelly (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The Brass Verdict has the sneaky metabolism of any Connelly book. It starts slowly, moves calmly, hides pertinent bits of information in plain sight and then abruptly ratchets up its energy for the denouement....In the midst of this new story, Mickey rebounds with a vengeance....Like Harry Bosch's mojo, Mickey Haller's is liable to work well for a long time." (Janet Maslin, New York Times)

"The answer to every Connelly fan's dream: Hieronymus Bosch meets the Lincoln Lawyer....By turns wary, competitive, complementary, cooperative and mutually predatory....Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both" (Kirkus Reviews)

"A beautifully executed crime thriller... Bosch might have met his match in the wily Haller, and readers will delight in their sparring." (Publishers Weekly)

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MUSIC?????!!!!! What the...

I almost stopped listening so many times I lost count. Cut the GALL DANG Music!!!!!!

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If you want to hear music, try iTunes

I am so very disappointed! I love Mr. Connelly's work. I am dumbfounded at the production decision to put music in the background, not just in the opening of the book, or maybe a short bit at the beginning of a chapter, but throughout the dialogue.

I lay responsibility mostly at the fault of the producer on this one, but I am stunned Mr. Connelly signed off on this decision. This is not television or a movie - it's an audio book.

I would suggest they re-release this project without the background music track and offer it free to those who in good faith pre-purchased this book.

We buy audio books for the reading. If we want music, we can provide that ourselves. I am a musician so music has a separate "story" for my ears.

This is so distracting I am having a very difficult time following the story. In the back of my mind I am thinking... Wondering... Did they finally stop playing the background music... Nope - there it is again. VERY hard to concentrate on the story. Ruins the work for me.

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A great story/performance wrecked by nonstop music

My wife and I are really enjoying this book and its great performance. But we can hardly keep listening because of the almost non-stop annoying "music" in the background. I couldn't believe it was intentional. Please NEVER do this again.

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rip off

This book came out as new, when had previously been done in 2008....same name. I thought it was familiar...and yes it was.

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Love Connelly, found music a distraction
And you said it was just released but it came out in 2008

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Shame on Audible

Ditto what first two reviewers, Tom from SC and John from CA, wrote. This is not a new book -- but a 2008 release with music added. Shame on Audible for not making that clear in the description. I already own this book on CD, already have listened to it! Not that I mind listening to a book more than once, but the added music is very annoying. Music was simply a distraction. I feel cheated by Audible.

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Audible WTH

Great book, great performance (sans the music) but really Audible you announce this as "new". Take the original from 2008, add a bunch of annoying music and call it new?

Getting my money back.

Check out the old version, because it is a great book.

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What's with the background music???

Hated the music and sometimes got lost with who said what as the narrator has the same tone for everybody.

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I love Connelly but...

Music addition was terrible and it's an old book. The story was very good the first time around. I listen almost exclusively when driving. Through a long verbal exchange between two characters some ticking (supposedly music) was in the background I guess to indicate suspense. I kept turning the book off because I thought it might be coming from my car. It wasn't and it was as annoying as heck. No more.

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The addition of inappropriate music lessens the listeners full enjoyment of the performance and is distracting.

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