Of course, I've read several. Some are better than others, this one is sort of in the middle.
A little more character development & I didn't really by the ending. Sort of a rush job to set up following books?
Yes, &'certainly for someone trying to knock out the whole series, it's just not the best of the lot.
I've read many of Connelly's books. This is a good book that shows how important some cold cases become to detectives. I was not surprised that Harry became involved with someone as a result of the case, and it does not surprise me that it was another officer. Connelly keeps referring back to the officer so, to me, the importance of her character is evident in the end. I like that Harry's character is not willing to accept the easy answer to a case. He thinks he knows the conclusion, but something doesn't add up so he keeps going until he finds the right answer.
I love following the main character, Harry Bosch. His evolution is fun to follow.
Bosch's dogged, compelling hunt for the truth is impossible to turn away from. I found the background of the mystery itself quite painful to hear.
I like a narrator to have a little more life in his reading. This one lacks passion.
No. It was mildly funny in spots. Very, very sad and painful in others.
I like detective thrillers and Harry Bosch is getting to be one of my favorites!
After the jarring switch in narrator from Dick Hill in the first 6 books, this one once again has a new narrator. He's more of a neutral sounding guy, which is fine with me. I'd rather have that than someone who suddenly changes everything about the main characters voice, like what happened in A Darkness More Than Night.
The story was good but I didn't feel the twist(s) were as shocking as usual. I know some people think the books are predictable but that's not always the case with me. This time it was fairly unpredictable but just didn't have the same oompf reveals as in the past.
Still it's worth it to keep listening, it's a great series. I just wish they'd stop changing the narrators so often.
I first listened to Nine Dragons and not only enjoyed the story, but the narrator was so much the character of Harry Bosch. I thought the character so real and loved the way he sounded. So I started with the first in the series and listened to some Lincoln lawyer books in between. This is the WORST narrator of all! He is not Harry and although I like the plot as much as others, the narration made it hard to listen. The voice of Harry Bosch was absent from this recording. I am hoping that as I continue through the series, I can once again listen to Harry as he really should sound.
Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.
If you have read Michael Connelly before, this is easy. This is as good as it can get. Real Joy. Choose it without hesitation. If you are new to Connelly, do not worry too much. Choose it. It is an awesome thriller. It is an Harry Bosch book!
A good Bosch novel but could only give it 3 stars because the reader could not do the voices or the semi dark and gritty nature of the series.
Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.
I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed the story line about old bones found in the woods and the story they lead character Harry Bosch on. The story culminates in a peak for our beloved character of the series in which he makes a life-changing decision!
I LOVE all of Michael Connely's books, especially the Harry Bosch series and was thrilled when they got some of the older books onto audible.com. I have listened to the first six which were narraged by Dick Hill and they are fantastic. You feel the characters, the grit. This reader is really boring compared to him. I can hardly tell when it is Harry talking or one of the other people. I am really disappointed! It is not so awful that I want to turn it off, but I probably wouldn't buy it again...would just read this one the old fashioned way.