If I wanted to read cringe-worthy romance scenes and badly cliche'd machismo, I'd turn to Harlequin. The Harry Bosch books generally have had good plots, but I couldn't listen long enough to find out when this one went into its subplot of instant sex and aw shucks manliness.
The female romance interest. Unnecessary, and unnecessarily insulting to the reader.
as usual the story itself is good. Michael Connelly knows how to write a good mystery. but I wonder as I work my way through the Bosch series if they're looking for a good narrator? dick Hill did the first several books and he did Bosch and Edgar excellent. but now the last four books I've listened to have been read by 4 different narrators. just when I think the previous one was bad sure enough the next one's even worse. hopefully by the time I get much further in the series I'll be back on track with an excellent readers such as Dick Hill.
I have all of the Bosch books on Audible. This isn't the original narrator , the guy that did Darkness More Than Night. It's a Audible rendition. If I thought I could get my credit back I would ask for it . Bosch sounds like he's 28 with absolutely no Bosch like flair .
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After watching the excellent Bosch series on Amazon Prime, I was interested in reading the book. Although crime drama is not my genre. And although the series is based on this and other books, I think it's a plus there are different twists in the book than you experience in the video drama. I am sure I will enjoy the video series more for having read the excellent book and I am sure I will enjoy the books more for having watched the series. Try it for yourself. And my compliments to the narrator, I know what a huge difference it makes to have a talented narrator. Bravo.
let me get this out of the way. .. thanks for the jazz bergen chapters! fantastic improvement, and wholly appropriate in a book about Harry Bosch.
this book was quite dynamic in its plot. I was anxious to continue where I left off every day on my way to and from work. the complexity of retirement for Bosch put a whole new spin on the series.
Unfortunately the narration of this book was painful to listen too. None of the characterization of Harry Bosch from the previous 7 books was apparent. Very disappointing listening to this terrible narration.