If you should be tired of reading stuff about Michael Connelly's favorite detective Harry Bosch, this is a book for you. This is abook about unexpected hero Cassie Black and her counterpart the grim Jack Karch. Both are criminals (at least ex-ditto) and both arouse sympathy (at least to a certain extent) in the reader. It's suspense all the way, and impossible to stop listening to. I would like to see a movie made out if this book. Hats off once more to Michael Connelly.
I like Connelly's work, especially Harry Bosch. This book may be good BUT this narrator drove me to Return To Sender. His voice his way too nasal. A narrator can really make or break a book and this guy broke it for me. But your mileage may vary!
I love Connelly's work because it is always easy to read, the characters are easy to learn and the time flies by. I often listen while driving or running and I can always count on a Connelly book to hold my interest and entertain. Void Moon certainly does this.
Details and action
It got better and better after a bit slow beginning with a lot of details.
Hedid a good job
Well written story.
Michael Connelly's characters are all compelling. I prefer the Harry Bosch series and offshoots. This Kind of bittersweet and sad story didn't seem as good as he usually is. .
I am a Michael Connelly fan and while I found this book an easy read like most of his writing, the storyline just did not grab me as much as some of his other works.
The plot involves a woman who gets out of jail for a "cat burglary" in which the love of her life died - and she decides to do one last job so she can start a new life with... (I will leave that plot line for you to find)
The narration was great - clear and characters were distinctive - but the story was just not as good as a normal Connelly that keeps me wanting to come back to finish the book. For some reason, I just did not connect with the characters in the way I have done with other books. The technical details of surveillance equipment was plausible but there were a couple of areas of the plot where it stretched the imagination a little... and it did not flow and just did not ring true.
I gave it four stars (just) because it is still a good read and will not really disappoint Connelly fans.
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to just about all of Connelly's books, especially on frequent long trips I take. The miles just glide by as I get engrossed in another of Connelly's thrillers. His Harry (Heironymous) Bosch collection are my absolute favorite, with Mickey Haller, ace attorney and smart ass, as a close second. VOID MOON, however, stars a different character, a convicted felon, Cassie Black. She is a smart, likeable, bad girl who has spent much of her recent life looking for thrills attainable only through pulling off rip-offs or scams of rich men. Connelly has mastered writing about flawed characters who are nevertheless very likeable. Bosch, Haller, and Black all fall into that catagory, though Cassie Black certainly leads the pack in outright dishonesty. You root for Bosch and Haller because they are basically decent and are dedicated to their police and attorney professions. Cassie Black falls outside the bounds of common morality. She knows she is doing wrong, yet her reasoning is one most of us can accept, or at least tolerate: she only rips off deserving filthy rich guys. And her heart is in the right place as she also deals with a family situation that I won't say any more about (so as not to give away its significance.) Suffice it to say that Connelly puts her through her illegal paces and involves her with a brilliant accomplice or two along the way, making for an enjoyable listen over many twisting and turning hours. You gotta root for her in spite of what she is doing! We all love capers to some extent, and this is one of the best. Connolly has done it right, again!
Didn't read the print version but thoroughly enjoyed the audio version. Couldn't be worse.
Void Moon is not your typical book nor is the main character a typical character. First of all, she is a known thief and con artist so would not be thought of as a hero and yet, if she is not a hero, she becomes one. No book for comparison immediately comes to mind.
I really like both Len Cariou and Dick Hill so I was not familiar with L. J. Ganser. However, I kept an open mind and was not disappointed. While I can easily remember the title of the book and author, the narrator's name is not so memorable. But when I just looked him up while writing this, his voice was once again very familiar so I will try to remember him in the future. He grew on me.
I think when Cassie was talking to Jack toward the end and he was telling her the history about Max, I really felt for her. But I drew my own conclusion in the end, as must have Cassie, that Jack was not telling the truth. Also, her relationship with Max was very moving -- apparently two lost souls who found each other, only to lose each other again.
A book by the Harry Bosch author with no Harry Bosch? I was reserved before reading this book as I couldn't imagine better characters than Harry Bosch, Jack McAvoy, Mickey Haller and Terry McCaleb, but he's done it again! Loved Cassie like his others! Keep 'em coming!
It was exciting & mesmerising i couldn't turn it off
All of it. I've read all Michael Connelly's books over the years & when I bought my iPad & started to listen to books while I crocheted, I found I'd forgotten some of the stories & so, decided to read them again. I was not disappointed. This one I particularly enjoyed as it had me on the edge of my seat many times - I finished it in 1day & evening as I couldn't turn it off.
Nothing this reader was fabulous, he made it exciting but plausible. I would always read anything he narrated.
This was definately one of my favorite audiobooks
The plot was great, I loved that things were unexpected.