Not the most impressive of murder thrillers, nor the least, but a reasonably solid story. I am not damning with faint praise, but rather I was disappointed at the lack of tension and the almost easy wrap up of the ending.
I liked the main character's situation with the heart transplant and how he had to deal with his health throughout the story. But overall, really not too exciting.
Sort of SPOILER ALERT: I was very surprised at the ending because the film of the same name with Clint Eastwood featured a totally different ending with a totally different villain. Curious.
This is a well written, interesting book. It has some nice red herrings. The characters are really good. Maybe the best part of the story. But, the settings are good, too.
I wish that Audible would add an additional pair of stars. I want to reserve five stars for life changing, stellar writing, books that truly change my life. This is not one of those, but for stars has come to seem to be faint praise. I do not mean it to be. This is a solid, gripping, fun book. I'd give it a six out of seven if I could.
Heard it twice already - 2 months apart and was just as enjoyable second time around.
The storyline gave rise to a couple of topics that most readers would have an opinion on and generated discussion with friends.
When Harry refused to be swayed by the Doctors opinion.
No. It is a story that gives you 'pause' spots in the form of semi-endings or time out for personel reflection. None of this detracts from the flow and overall enjoyment of the story, but adds credibility to the story and it's characters.
Suspence, good story and excellent characterisation - looking forward to more
of Harry, just as I did Jack Reacher.
The facts of the story are a bit dated (still using pay phones and the computer screen savers are flying toasters) but Michael Connelly does not disappoint with plot development and characters. The narrator is a disappointment, excessive and overacting.
Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
If you like crime dramas, this one is pretty well done. The fact that the protagonist is just recovering from a heart transplant removes the amount of physical action in the novel, but the result is more focus on the details of the crime itself, which was good in this case. The book is obviously dated because everyone is having to "find a phone" and there was a painful scene detailing how to boot up a computer and open a file browser...haha. It's not gonna be in my top 10, but overall it was a page turner with characters you care about. I listened comfortably at 2X speed and the narration was very good. I hope this helps someone. Later.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Wow, it's been a long time since I've listened to an audio book that gripped me like this one . . . it's not full of unnecessary gore, torture, sex and deviant behavior descriptions . . . although plenty of murder and great detective work. Evil abounds, lazy cops who want to cover their own butts, but then there's the few that take the high road and risk it all to get to the bottom of the crime. Multi-layered and totally engrossing, you can't go wrong with this one!
This book hooked me in at the start and didnt give up until the end. The premise of an investigator solving the mystery behind his heart - donated following a murder - is fairly standard but it was interesting to follow the rationale. The narrator gave life to the various characters very effectively and I was sorry when the story came to an end
Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".
Michael Connelly picked a good topic to write about and researched it well. The narration was excellent and brought the characters to life. Altogether a good read.
Blood Work is a in depth story with a great narrator.
The main character is the best.
I like the main character, but I really love the female characters the narrator does. Exciting.
It was the right length, but hard to do in one sitting unless you don't get sore from sitting for 10 hours.
This is my favorite book on audible. Worth any subscription you use.
This book is another great Michael Connelly listen that grabs your attention and does not let go. A couple places it started rambling unnecessarily but always came back.
The book has some twist that you are not expecting.