In general, I enjoy the Bosch series, and have listened to many of them. This one, however, I found disappointing - mainly, I guess, beaus so much of it was set in the courtroom and focused on the stereotyped opposing lawyer. To be fair, Bosch's own lawyer was even more stereotyped as a useless assistant DA. I had a lot of trouble with much of the book, the opening half in particular. If it weren't for Dick Hill, I'd have rated the overall lower. Bottom line, if I'd wanted a legal story, I'd have bought Turow.
Yes, I've enjoyed a number of his other books, but this one disappointed.
I finally gave up and didn't finish the last couple hours of the story because the amount of explicit sexual content was distracting, even though the story was otherwise compelling.
Connelly writes fantastic crime investigation and court room dramas. I was rarely bored, but in this case he veered unnecessarily into the gutter, in my opinion.
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
If you like a good mystery, this one will float your boat! Fun read.
Yes, it was a good distraction to accompany chores.
Not sure, it was good not great. The only negative is it moved slow sometimes and I would have liked to fast forward, I didn't because sometimes you miss something integral to the plot.
Yes, Dick Hill was good for this book.
I liked it, I think I will try listening to it again soon. I find a second listen sometimes makes a book grow on me or seals it's fate.
Working wife, mom, nurse discovered listening to books is relaxing, entertaining and fulfilling. I listen almost everyday.
I enjoyed this book enough that it leave me wanting more. I will start tonight
I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the first Bosch book (The Black Echo) but the second one (The Black Ice) was a bit too long and I started to get bored.
However, this one got me hooked and kept me listening way past the time I should have been doing other things. The plot was unpredictable and the characters seemed well-rounded. This book made me like Harry more (he's not always likeable)
I'm not usually into courtroom drama, but I found that aspect of the book fascinating (maybe because it was the secondary plot).
I think Dick Hill is the perfect narrator for this series and I would be disappointed to hear anyone else doing the job.
Overall excellent story and has me looking forward to the next one!
Is it a courtroom drama? Is it a whodunit? Is it a hard boiled police procedural?
Well, it's all of the above and more, and it's abso-freakin'-lutely brilliant. Characters evolve and feel like real people. Partly gruesome but also sometimes hilarious.
This book made my daily "book listening exercise walk" stretch from the usual one hour to almost three hours. I didn't want to stop listening. It's that good!
Dick Hill is great as always.
This installation of the Harry Bosch series clears up the lingering irregularities of the Dollmaker murders and implicates a surprising killer.