I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
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!
I only have the audio format.
The motivation to solve the case was intensely real. Working through the Harry Bosch series, I went back and listened to this book when I found out that Terry McCaleb would be in "A Darkness more than Night" which was next in line for me to read. I wanted to understand the McCaleb character better if he was to be in a Bosch story. I was not disappointed. This was a fascinating case in the motive for the crime(s), the methods, the trajectory of the investigation, and the final wrapup.
I almost always identify with the protagonist in these stories even though I am often critical of their decisions.
Two moments: First, the connection between the McCaleb's medical condition and the killings. Second, the revelation of the murderer's motive.
I was glad that I went back and listened to this book prior to listening to the next Bosch book. It was essential background in my opinion.