Probably the most disappointing book I have encountered in the "Harry Bosch" series; One part because it centers more on Terry McCaleb coupled with a lame storyline. I have been going through the entire Harry Bosch/Michael Connely series and this is the first book out of the 10 I have heard so far which I gave a 2 rating instead of 4/5. While the book is probably ho-hum the poor reading drags it down to the two rating I gave. The characters are not distinguished in anyway (sometimes I did not know who was speaking) and than there are the corney emphasis on things for no apparent reason. The reader tries too hard and not enough, all at the same time. Because this books seems to be on the fringe of what is the Bosch series I would recommend skipping it.
This was a very good book from beginning to end. If you can just get used to the non Dick Hill Len Carieau voices of Harry Bosch, you'll like it too.
I love Harry Bosh and all the other Michael Connely books. This book could be great but the narration is more than distracting. It's very difficult to even follow the story! There's a monotonous quality to each sentence that effectively burs together the scenes, the characters and the "action". I'm struggling to even make it through the first few chapters. The other Connely books at Audible are excellent and I can hardly stop listening. Consider reading this one ... wish I had!
I read this book and became hooked on the writing of Michael Connelly. It may not be the first in the Harry Bosch series but it's a great introduction to the character, and the author. Needless to say I have read all Michael Connelly's works. Truly one of the great American crime authors.
I recently discovered Michael Connelly and think his plots are tight and his pacing excellent. What I didn't like in this audiobook was the narration, which was just "off" to my ear. The story is set in the L.A. area and most of the characters have an Eastern accent, not to mention the mispronunciation of Spanish names, which drove me crazy! Other than that, I thought the book was enjoyable.
Another terrific book from Michael Connelly, well-narrated by Richard Davidson. Definitely recommended if you've enjoyed other crime thrillers from Connelly.
Another great Harry Bosch book, great narration as always. Great plot that keeps you guessing till the end.
If you like the author, you'll like this one. Written in his typical to-the-point style, the story is good and offers an interesting plunge into the "dark side" of human nature.
I enjoyed this one. The details were great and even caused me to do a little research after the fact on some of the artwork mentioned in the book. It didn't drag out or make me want to fast foward so that was a plus.