Wow... The narrator is awful. All that I hear is the voice from "Frosty the Snowman."
As previously mentioned, the narrator sounds like Burl Ives from "Frosty the Snowman." Three chapters into it, I had to start over because I found myself not knowing what was going on, and that is highly unusual for me in Harry Bosch book. I've already looked ahead to the remaining Bosch series books to insure that this narrator is not used again.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
What I liked best was that Harry Bosch had to defend himself, knowing that he had been instrumental in his own innocence. The sheriff's department has asked a retired FBI agent to assist in a character profile of a murder that had occurred two weeks ago. His profile came up with the name of Harry Bosch.
My favorite character was Terry McCaleb, the retired FBI agent, brought in to help solve the crime of murder. The sheriff''s department fired McCaleb after he stepped over the line of his duties as they had been laid out. However, this mandate did not deter him and McCaleb continued with the investigation. He was approached by Harry Bosch, who related to McCaleb that he hoped that he would stay on the case but just so McCaleb knew, he was the wrong man. McCaleb knew Bosch from the past and did reread the Murder Book which laid out what the investigation had accumulated, up to the present time. His mind was working overtime and he started looking at other clues that he had not seen before. He was able to realize that maybe he was wrong and was willing to try again. Some men would have not had the character to rise above themselves and move forward.
The narrator did well with providing me the ability to discriminate between the male character's. However, he had difficulty with the female narration. Their character's were difficult to distinguish between. The female voices steered more toward a male interpretation.
No extreme reaction but I did find the book a worthwhile read.
I hope that Terry McCaleb reappears in future Harry Bosch books. I'm glad that Michael Connelly's books have been numbered in sequential order. I've already read many of his books but out of order. There are many narrator's used from book to book. I enjoy when a series uses the same narrator. It adds more flavor to the character's and I get to know them better. I've been able to sit back and relax when I read a Connelly book because one has never disappointed me yet.
There is nothing prurient about this book, but it deals with human being as they are and not as one might find them in typical fiction. If you believe, even if you don't, that the ends justify the means....this book is a tour de force in that thorny issue. If, as a reader, you liked The Last Coyote, you'll love this offering as well. Well done Mr. Connelly, well done
Involve Harry Bosch in the story. This is a Terry McCaleb story. It is very very boring.
If it is a Harry Bosch story, yes. If it is a Terry McCaleb story, no.
Very very boring. Disappointed. I was expecting a Harry Bosch story.
Update the description of the story to reflect the minimal part played by Harry Bosch so listeners would know it is not a Harry Bosch story.
the story held my interest, but did not seem as good as other Harry Bosch stories. I found the narration difficult to listen to as the narrator would sometimes end phrases as if it was the end of a sentence then begin the remainder of the phrase like a new sentence. The intonation just seemed off in many parts of the book. I also felt his accents and attempts at female characters poorly done.
When McCaleb reveals to Winston who he suspects of the horrific murder
I have only heard the audio version, have not read the printed version
Loose ends were tied up from previous books. Laying the ground for future books.
Dont think so. Harry's voice makes him sound like a gangster, not an ole' seasoned policeman.
I was surprised at the beginning of the book and had to double check that it was a Harry Bosch book. However, I did enjoy the book. You just have to get into it for a few chapters to figure how the book is going.
This is not the Harry Boush book that you expect. The focus of the book, former FBI agent McCalab, is the real star in this book. Harry is a secondary part of the book. McCalab is from another of the series where he has received a heart and discovers people who murder for organs for transplant.
However, I feel this is one of those 'bridge books' during a series, that links and ties up ends so the next book can be written. Especially, since in future books McCalab dies under unusual circumstances and Harry solves that 'murder'. So don't be put off because this is written with McCalab as the lead story,
Story line. I want to here about Harry, not someone else
The story is not about Bosch. The reader is poor.
Lover of God, family, hard work, sports and a great book!
Michael Connelly yes, Richard Davidson no
Narration was a big part issue I had, but the story was not my favorite. It did not feel like I was ever invested into the story
My least favorite of the first 7 books. Narration had a large part but I was never very drawn in or invested into the book.
I <3 Mysteries & Thrillers Not Horror or Gore I like stories that can keep you guessing and sometimes cheering on the Genius of a Killers Mind What keeps me interested is the Role of the Person trying to track down and solve these Murderous Minds and their multi-laird personas Then and put an end to the Killers murderous plan eventually ....
the main characters
When Bosch and the Ex FBI agent squared off and Bosch confronted him to fix the trouble he made following wrong leads
I was kinda felt sad for Bosch to do what he does and then be judged wrongly and harshly by his peers