Keeps you guessing
I loved that Harry fell in love (again) in spite of his better instincts.
The voices were all well done and the characters quite distinct. Peter was able to clearly convey all ages and sexes well.
When the Coroner explains the extent of the injuries that the child endured prior to death, Harry's reaction moved me. It was real, it was deep and I was sad for the dead boy too - not just because he'd been killed but because he had suffered so much before he died.
If you haven't been introduced to Harry Bosch and his particular view of Los Angeles, do yourself a favor and start now! Connelly is a fine writer who knows his subjects and the world in which they move.
Yes, another Connelly but not another audiobook by Fernandez.
He tried too hard to make this a very twisted and dark story. Not the typical "Harry Bosch" demeanor, sarcasm etc. However, this is also the fault of the narrator who was never able to be Harry Bosch like Dick Hill was.
No, at least not a Harry Bosch novel.
Not really, I hope the next Harry Bosch will be better again.
This story is so out of character for the Harry Bosch series I have to question if it wasn't written by someone else entirely. The story demanded almost nothing of the listener. It wasn't an interesting story and the weak attempt at at twist near the end fell completely flat.
About half way through this incredibly boring tale I realized that there was a diminishing number possible outcomes that could make it worth my time to finish the listen. None of them likely to be satisfying in the least. It became almost a voyeuristic / masochistic game of endurance to see if the fizzle would last all the way to the end and just how the author might get himself out of the corner he had painted himself into. I held fast to the end, but walked away feeling significantly less inclined to listen to the next book in the series. Such a letdown after A Darkness More Than Night, which is my favorite in the series to date.
The narrator was fine. A little flat and monotone, but he wasn't given much to work with.
Honestly, this book had no redeeming qualities for my personal tastes.
Michael Connelly grabbed me on this book, right from the first page!! He definitely has not lost his magic touch to keep a reader interested and wanting to not put the book down for one minute!! The story was great! The performance was outstanding! If you like being grabbed, this is a great book!!
I am listening in order, this would probably be 3.
I am glad there was a resolution to the story.
The story was not all that surprising. I felt as if the story was a bit more predictable than the previous Harry Bosch books. However the mission that Bosch is on and his need to find the truth really hooked me in. I could not stop the story and wanted to know the history in the bones. I immediately had to purchase and download Book 9!
The reader had not emotion and all the characters sounded the same
Not really. I have listened to earlier Bosch books, and enjoyed them
Great read! I have decided to listen to all Harry Bosch stories. Micheal Connelly is consistent in writing good books .
Certainly. Harry Bosch is a must read. I read most of the Bosch and Haller series and Michael Connelly does write a captivating story.
Always, Harry. Even though he tends to run it alone when he should keep his partner apprised of what is going on, Harry digs up the answers. While this is not good for real life crime fighting, it does make for good fiction crime fighting.
This was the only weak point. While the narrator did a solid job, he doesn't seem up to the task of narrating character driven novels. There was little distinction between the characters' voices or suspense in the narration. I will listen to him again but because I want to listen to the book not the narrator.
I'm not going to give away what my headline "until now?" means. Listen to the book and discover for yourself.
I would of never picked up another Connelly book if this was my first. It's a very dull and routine storyline. Not up to the standards of some of his finer pieces that came before and after this book.
Narration was very poor. The narrator was basically the same voice throughout.
I picked this to finish out all the Bosch series books. I'm not quite finished with it, so maybe the story will redeem itself, but the narration cannot.
I really like most of Michael Connelly's books and but I felt like this one did not did not give us a clear ending. I don't want to 'sort of' know who did it... I want the book done, completed, the real killer caught or dead. The character development was great and for those Connelly lovers... if I were going to try to interpret stuff here I would say that this one was more about Harry and his path than the mystery itself. I buy Connelly books purely for the entertainment factor. I don't want to think too much and I like a clean ending tied up with a bow...the little synopsis or 'ah ha' moment where you find out exactly what happened. Unlike many of his others... there is no moment where it all comes completely together and you know exactly what actually happened.