This is my least favorite Michael Connelly. The plot is a tad ridiculous; it is hard to believe that the characters, especially Terry McCaleb, could be so totally na?ve and the narration, well just sucks. The narrator's interpretation of Harry Bosch is bad, to the point of being difficult to hear and understand. Although, well crafted, I personally did not care for the cadence of the book, at all.
I'm sure this is a good book--Michael Connelly is a major crime novel talent--but the reader, Richard M Davidson, is terrible. I could only bear listening to a couple of chapters, then I had to stop. Davidson's crude narration is like someone sightreading the 6:00 News rather than reading a story. And he mispronounces words. I will never purchase or listen to anything by this reader again.
The heading says it all. I'm a fan of Michael Connelly, but if this boring, old man continues to narrate his books, I'll go back to reading them in hard cover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complex and dark, this book is tightly plotted with excellent character development--and abundant side trips into the tortured masterpieces of Hieronymous Bosch, the artist and Harry's namesake.
I thought this was Connolly's best Bosch novel yet.
It is probably not the best mistery novel I have ever read but it is really good: the plot is original and very smartly developed. A shame that "El Bosco" in not widely known outside Europe. This is my first from Connelly and I hope to read more from him.