Michael Connelly is one of our favorite writers, I think he is a master of the detective genre. His characters are great, the twists and turns in the plot keep you glued to your listening device. (For us it's a Kindle Fire docked on a FireStation so we can all listen to the story at the same time) The only drawback to this story was the narration. Richard M Davidson does a good job, but for me he just didn't feel right. I would have given him 3 1/2 stars, but that is not an option, and I couldn't knock him down to 3 stars. Definitely give this one a chance. The story is great, the narration is not a detractor...just not as good as Dick Hill.
As all of his books, he gets a little long winded sometimes, but the book really comes together at the end! Worth reading (listening)!
Michael Connelly has become one of my favorite authors. Harry Bosch is one fantastic cop. This book is my least favorite and the cops in this book are useless. I cannot decide which is worse; the story or the actor/reader. If I had another book credit this month I would delete this story from the computer and my IPOD forever.
This production is terrible. The attempt at accents and character voices are most disconcerting. This reader should not have quit the drama club in high school. He needed much more practice. To Michael Connelly; please NEVER use this reader again.
I really enjoyed it. However, this is because I love art history, Michael Connelly, and the Harry Bosch series. For first timers, I have to warn you that this was not my favorite Harry Bosch book, and do not judge the authur or the character by this book. That said, I do recommend it, and though not as action packed as his others, it is a good listen.
This was by no means a bad book, but after reading the reviews I expected a little more from it. This was my first time reading about the Adventures of Harry Bosch, but as such I never really, truly cared about the characters. Sure, I had some vested interest, but even this hardly mattered.
My main complaint is the lack of things to keep the book going. Except for maybe a tiny bit in the beginning, and a tiny bit at the end, there was absolutely no action going on. A detective-type story has lots of potential for exciting scenes; this book rarely capitalized on that. Frankly, I just didn't find the investigation that exciting. There were only a select few times that I didn't find it easy to put the book down.
Overall, it's an average book. Not bad - it was enjoyable, after all - but nothing to tell a friend about either. There are better choices out there.
My first Michael Connelly, but not my last! I've heard better readers, this one made Bosch just too gravelly, and the women silly - but good story, really made me feel like I was there.
Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.
The more Connelly I read the better I like him. Good plot, good characters. Harry Bosch is my kind of guy. We need more!
Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.
Great book. I love having an entertaining and suspence-filled read/listen.......plus an art lesson as well. We learn the story behind Harry Bosch's infamous name.
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
For me the reader makes this story hard to follow.
The story may be good.
Unless I read the book I'll never know.
I can not recommend this audio book reading.