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Excellent book - shame about the price of the Kindle edition!,
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This review is from: The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller 4) (Kindle Edition)Late last night I switched my Kindle on to read a few paragraphs of a book before getting some sleep - imagine my delight when I discovered the latest Michael Connelly book, The Fifth Witness which I had pre-ordered had been downloaded!
I then made the mistake of "just having a quick read of the first few pages". This resulted in me getting no sleep whatsoever until I'd finished it as it drew me in from the first page.
Mickey Haller, who was first introduced to readers as the Lincoln Lawyer, provides excellent court room drama. The recession means lawyers are having to diversify and criminal defense lawyers like Haller are turning to foreclosures. One of Haller's clients, Lisa Trammel, is accused of murdering a mortgage banker, Mitchell Bondurant, and the tale has many twists and turns along the way.
I have long been a Connelly aficionado and feel he is truly a Master at his craft. The plot, characters and dialogue are worked to the quality standard you would expect from an author of this calibre.
This review is on the book itself and if you have read this far you will realise I thoroughly enjoyed this latest offering from Michael Connelly. However, part and parcel of any review is the price and I do feel justified in stating I personally feel disappointed the publishers decided to charge a premium price for the electronic edition; it is more expensive than the hard cover version. I do feel a key element to Kindle owners is the environment and we should reasonably expect to pay certainly the equivalent of the hard cover - or better still, somewhat lower.
Against my better judgement, my desire to read the latest offering by this author did overcome my re-action to the pricing policy - so I'll now climb off my soapbox and emphatically state the book would be worth every penny of the "proper price" and feel whoever has decided the pricing policy is doing this author a serious injustice!
I thoroughly recommend this book - despite the price of the electronic version! My other complaint is of course that it's so captivating I read it too quickly and will now have to find something else to read.
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Initial post: 14 Apr 2011 09:53:44 BDT
Mr. Mark A. Stay says:
Excellent review, many thanks! May I ask, did your Kindle download arrive before or after midnight last night?
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2011 09:59:56 BDT
It arrived just after midnight. I must admit I do pre-order a lot of books by my favourite authors and I think them being downloaded pretty much a few minutes after midnight on the publication date is an additional positive for Kindle owners!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2011 15:04:16 BDT
Mr. Mark A. Stay says:
That's good to know - thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2011 15:17:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Apr 2011 15:18:11 BDT
You"re very welcome, Mark - I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!
Posted on 11 May 2011 20:31:06 BDT
Mr. J. M. Bartlett says:
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2011 21:42:11 BDT
I and many others do actually appear to classify this as a "proper review" - the passing comment on the price is fully justified and in this review scarcely resembles a "juvenile rant" - that particular classification is in actual fact a fairly accurate description of your comment.
How extraordinary you do not appear to have submitted ANY reviews yourself!
Posted on 25 May 2011 10:38:27 BDT
Ree Der says:
I totally agree with your comments regarding price. Surely its cheaper to produce and distribute the Kindle edition, and in which case shouldn't that saving be passed to the customer who's already paid for the hardware? I think I'll borrow the paperback from my friend.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2011 08:38:20 GMT
P. M. Mcshane says:
Use price watch and then get stuff when they are reduced, I had this on pricewatch, got an email today to say kindle version is now £4-99
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2011 13:54:35 GMT
John Meanwood says:
And the paperback version is £2.80
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