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Definitely. I wanted to be a donor but because of a malady, I won't get to improve the life of another. Since reading Blood Work, I've read more about the subject and I will read more. Oops, the question has changed. Favorite character was McCaleb. His journey to accepting that he continued living because someone else had to die.
Dick Hill can be slow. His narration doesn't have a flow that makes my listening as enjoyable as I'd like. However, he was a competent narrator that didn't make me not want to listen. I did need to take a break here and there because of the narration.,
The novel is educational, suspenseful, tender. A novel worth reading.
Top 20%. It's a good little detective mystery novel.
I enjoy Dick Hill narrations.
The excellent narration by Dick Hill
Yes, it was a very interesting story, with differences from the movie version.
The different voices of each of the characters...it really brings them to life.
The fishing scene with the little boy.
This mystery was an unexpected pleasure. I had no real expectations, but the story just kept getting more and more interesting as it gathered momentum. Toward the end I couldn't stop listening because I wanted to see how it turned out. Although everything is there, I didn't see the solution to the mystery. The characters are interesting and complicated. If you like mysteries that keep you guessing with characters you can emphasize with, give this book a try.
I love to read, fly and play tennis. I always have a book and an audible book going at the same time. I'm a mystery/thriller junky.
There was a good story here and I liked Dick Hill's voice for the main character, Terry McCaleb but he wasn't especially good with the females and I think the voice of Graciela turned me off of her character. I didn't particularly like her character's personality anyway but the voice didn't help. I found her kind of sniveling - at least a little whiny at times & clingy. Terry McCaleb, without any badge or license, did a good job of finding the bad guy while staying within the law (mostly) and keeping the LA Detectives Bureau hating him. His exceptional FBI experience helped him and in the end was the entire reason for the murders. There were unusual twists and turns that kept me interested throughout. I learned alot about heart & organ transplants with this story. I enjoyed the book, I just wish I had read it, then maybe I would have a different attitude about the entire story. I'm not good with seeing movies for anything I've read or want to read either. I usually like to create my own characters in my minds eye; how they look and talk. I think I missed that with this reading.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Great narration! Great story! Truly and intriguing plot and story line. Characters were fully developed and relatable. Loved this book -- my first by Michael Connelly and my first McCaleb! Wanting more!
The author obviously did his homework since the characters and situations were realistic & accurate. The book involves a detective who recently had a heart transplant & the information regarding the medical procedure & post operative care right on.......which is unusual for a novel.
The book got increasingly more exciting until the happy end.
I have downloaded a lot of audible books & this was one of the best
Great story and a fantastic narrator! I'm on to choose another book read by Dick Hill! He does a wonderful job jumping between character voices and reading with varying intensities and inflections.
Wow Just Wow! I never thought I'd like anyone as much as Bosch but McCaleb comes close. I got this book on sale from audible and loved it. Dick Hill is narrator and he is superb. The story starts out after McCaleb's heart transplant. The sister of the donor shows up at his boat and asks him to help her find her sister's killer. McCaleb doesn't know who donated his heart until that moment. Of course, the guilt he feels drives him to get involved with finding the killer. This leads him to visit the LAPD and talk with the detectives who first investigated the shooting two months ago. They treated it as a shoot and rob, nothing more. Then he finds there was a similar shooting in the county so he visits a detective he worked with before he retired from the FBI. She is more receptive. The story is a typical Connelly mystery. By that I mean it is twisted, dark, and you never know what's happening next. He writes from the police/FBI point of view and uses the proper terms and understands the nature of investigations. This is a good read. I have already read the two books showing as part of the McCaleb series. It is all woven into Bosch and Haller stories. A good read. Dick Hill is superb as usual.