I got into this book book the better it got. The story turned into a spellbinding, twisty puzzle filled with many unexpected turns. Every time I thought I had it figured out a new suspect would emerge. The Definitely a good story with a good Reader.
Oh yes. Very well written and wonderful articulate reading and narration
Jack - a vey vulnerable sort of chap. He is open and true to his character and though he has very docile type of character I like the way Connelly works his mind.
oh all of it .. as usual.. hard to really specify an event since they are all woven in the theme.
hmmmm not really .
I would recommend this as a great listen. It was hard to stop and once I fell asleep with teh head phones on but went back to listen to what I had missed :)
I enjoyed this book, liked the character development of the main character. The book has some surprising twists in it. Very good mystery.
Jack was my favorite, he was very believable.
This was my first listen to Buck's work. I would not avoid him in the future, but I was not compelled to go find more of his perfomances like I have been with other narrators.
Something relating it to the feel of the Maltese Falcon, or that Humphrey Bogart would make a great Jack.
Say something about yourself!
Haven't read the printed version.
This was my first with him. He is better than average.
BJH of Kansas
"The Poet" would have been better if there was 95% less violence.
I will never read or buy a Michael Connelly book again.
My reaction was disgust and disappointment. That the author of Lincoln Lawyer would write such a violent disgusting book, filled with every evil Connelly could conjure up was a major disappointment. I didn't even finish the book.
I would like my money back, and you can have this book back!
I had high expectations - I usually really like Michael Connelly. However, this story is somehow disjointed, with a really weird ending. I wish I had spent the 20 hours doing something else. Well read though.
Cops and newspaper guy get together to decide on a plan of action to catch a killer. Hours later, they decide on the plan; no action yet. Boring!
Followers of the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series will want to sample this non-series title, but they will find the performance not up to the standards of the audiobook narrators of those series. If you've never tried Connelly before, start with either of those series to get hooked on the author, then circle back and fill in with The Poet. While the narrator is competent and does a decent job differentiating the voices of male characters, I find his main voice and little...well, goofy, and occasionally lispy. A minor distraction from the writing, so not the best introduction to Michael Connelly.