I first listened to this selection many years ago, shortly after discovering audible.com. Now, after more than 350 books, I listened again. With more listening experience behind me, and having heard 8 Harry Bosch novels, I find this a disappointing effort. The plot was good, but the dialog was inane in some places, and it sounds like it might have been written as a school assignment, or Connelly just phoned this one in. The narrator didn't help, and I found his way of talking irritating. Unfortunately, he narrates many of the other Bosch books. I'm currently re-listening to Lincoln Lawyer, and the difference is night and day, both in terms of writing and narration. Try City of Bones or The Narrows before listening to this.
A narrator can make or break a book. I wonder if another reader would have made this more enjoyable. Len Carriou has a way of pitching his voice higher at the end of many sentences which, to me, sounds unnatural. In spite of that, I listened because I couldn't remember whodunnit.
Good plot, poor execution.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
I love Harry Bosch. This isn't the best, but it is still a good listen. And I especially like all of the books where Harry works with Kiz Rider (sp?) so that was a plus for this one as well. I really like the idea of Harry in the Open/Unsolved Unit (aka Cold Cases) and would like for there to be more. Maybe I missed them? And I love Len Cariou as the reader. I will just keep going with this series as long as the author does.
Stopped listening after an hour and a half. Maybe I could have gone longer but the narrator reads the book like he is reading a to do list. Horrible.
This is one of the best Bosch series books, the best thing Connelley could do was get him back on the force and partners with Kis! I missed Harry on the force, and think many of us did. The book revolves around a 17 year old unsolved case of a young girl murdered. The story reminds us Harry is a bit rusty and Connelley craftilly shows us Harry's vulnerabilities while still keeping him gruff.
I cannot say more than I think he's simply the best! "The Closers" - I enjoyed it very much!!!
I have to admit I really like the figure Harry Bosch a lot.I never get bored to listen his stories.
After a not so exciting "The Narrows", Connelly brought Harry Bosch back to life again in "The Closer" by reinstating him as a detective in the LAPD and engaging him in a captivating cold case with former partner Kiz Ryder. I loved the character development as they evolved with their complex investigative story of villain catching and of the lasting consequences of heinous crimes on the victim's family and friends and the investigators as well. I thought the narration excellent. To me this was one of the best books of the Bosch series.