Liked the story. But was distracted by the voice of the narrator. He didn't sound like the Harry Bosch of the other books
Not what I was expecting, but okay story line
Have not listened to the narrator before. Wasn't as impressed with his reading. Made Bosch old and cranky sounding.
Kind of disappointed with this one.
Darkness is a good book despite McCaleb character. Whether it's the never ending references to his heart condition, pills and orange juice or his and Graciela's constant bickering, McCaleb somehow always manages to bring the storyline to a slow crawl before Bosch resurfaces to resuscitate it.
Great story, but I would say it is more of a McCaleb book than a Bosch book. And maybe the narration was a better fit for McCaleb than Bosch. Bosch sounded like a grumpy OLD man. It was distracting.
Great and exciting story that captured my interest on a very long trip - couldn't wait to get back in the car to continue the story.
Love the whole Harry Bosch seies - have been reading them for many years. One of my favourite authors.
I did NOT like the manner of narration, particularly the way the Bosch character was read. I would think twice about buying another book narrated by this individual. Too dreamatic in places and made Bosch sound much 'seedier' than when I have read the books myself. I known he is a very 'tough' guy but I really had difficulty with the way he was made to sound. Prefer some of the other books by differefnt narrators.
Yes, for the story, but no for the narration, wanted to keep listening but would have preferred to read this one myself.
I would recommend this book to a friend, this series of books is just amazing I stay hooked, and this is my second time listening to the H.B. series over again and this time I am adding the additional other books inbetween they are all soo good. They just keep you at the end of your seat and just when you think you have figured out who the killer was or the whole plot... BAM there is a little twist to it that you didn't even realize.
What I liked best is that Harry and Terry worked together to solve this one, you still got to hear about the original characters and the interaction with them, but then adding Terry gave it some new spice some old school flavor since to me he is somewhat like an older version of Bosch
I liked both Harry and Terry.
The ending when Terry was talking to Bosch about how he knew to come on the boat and when he was really sitting down and thinking about everything and figuring out how all the murders happened and who the bad players were, that is always my favorite part because I don't always get everything there is always a little twist that i will miss, but for the most part I can figure out the clues just like the characters.
The story as compared to the previous books is only so-so, but what takes you out of it all is the bad narration. Mr. Davidson's voicing of Bosch and others make it seem like they're crotchety old men, half mumbling, and with gangster-era tones.
At one point in the story a character is referred to as either being possibly Australian or from New Zealand. Then Mr. Richardson goes on to voice that character with a lackluster British accent!
This book is in the middle of the pack of all the audio books I've listened to.
The plot had some very interesting twists and turns I definitely couldnt wait to hear what would happen next. Very engaged.
The narration of the McCaleb piece of the book was spot on. However the other characters in the book were lacking personality. Bosch sounded like a half in the bag Nick Nolte. No matter the situation he had little too much growl in his voice all the time which made it distracting.
I had to break this one up, the Bosch heavy parts were distracting due to the narration and it was more difficult to be immersed for long periods of time.