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.
I usually purchase anything Connely writes and for me that is saying something. This story is just as rivetting as any of his previous and maybe even a little more. As he continues to write his story lines improve and I enjoy them more and more.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This was another great Harry Bosch listen. After listening to most of his books this one does not dissapoint, I picked this to follow the Harry Bosch trail - I thought he was an interestng character. The narrator was also good. Highly recommend this book
Question: Do narrators have control over the pacing, or is it the editors?
The silences between each and every sentence left so much room it was easy to get distracted and lose the thread of the story. I think if the editing had been better the narrator might have been ok, but as presented this story loses a lot of its punch. Even with those caveats this isn't one of Connelly's better stories. But I love Harry Bosch and will put up with almost anything to get more of him. Get Dick Hill back!
As a Harry Bosch book, I really enjoyed the story. It's a welcome return to good detective work after the implausible "Darkness." All in all, an enjoyable read. But...
While I rather enjoy Peter Jay Fernandez as a narrator, he's Alex Cross, not Harry Bosch. If you've listened to the Alex Cross books, you'll find yourself waiting Nana Mamma to make an appearance. It's a hard transition to accept.
On a positive note, this is by far the best interpretation of Jerry Edgar I've heard. Fernandez brings life and humor to the character, and I actually liked him and understood him for the first time. I even laughed out loud a couple of times, where in the past I may have simply found similar actions annoying.
My expectations for this book were shattered after the first few chapters...the character development was thin...the plot foreseeable and plodding...and the ending unsurprising. I grew weary waiting for the twist or turn that never came. Failed to provide the intellectual grip on my psyche that many others in this genre have achieved. In conclusion...so what!