Ex-FBI agent gets a heart transplant, only it turns out to be from a woman who was murdered and he feels obligated to find her killer. The plot twists right at the very end are common for this kind of story (and in Connelly’s other books), but the twists before then were very good and had me guessing. The book is far better than the Clint Eastwood movie, to which it bares little resemblance. If there’s a problem with the book, it’s that the main character is generic. He’s basically Harry Bosch from Connelly’s other books and has no personality that comes out. Maybe that’s OK because the plot and the feelings of obligation (toward many different things) are what’s key here. Frankly, I loved it and raced through it.
And I think Dick Hill is my preferred narrator for all Michael Connelly books.
The whole book was good.
Author makes you feel like you are living the book
Has a great voice
The story was unpredicatable, the characters well developed. I enjoyed the portrayal of Terry. Not so sure (as a nurse) what his temperature changes had to do with his heart conditions... but that's just a technical flaw. Good listen.
I watched the movie a while back and was hesitant to listen to the book afterwards... I prefer to listen than watch... but the book was great! II am sure I will go back and visit this one again.
Mr. Hill's storytelling is superb. The dialog scenes between the many characters are exceptional.
Any of Mr. Hill's.
Many of the "also staring" roles; the supporting cast.
I wish I could have!
I did not read the print version
the main character
No...it's 14 hours. If I was retired, my answer might be different.
there are a number of twists and turns that make this a very interesting story.
Listening while I run.
I'm a Connelly fan - but this book did not work for me. It does have some good moments and keeps your interest but it is not a gratifying listen. Mickey Haller is mentioned in this book and I wholeheartedly recommend that series.
I really enjoyed this book. The 'criminal mind' was very well developed, however, it did not seem very plausible. And at the end, the 'criminal' just fell apart...it did not add up.
I listened to this book when ever I could, which is something. I passed over another book that I had on my ipod and preferred this one. I found the story pretty unbelievable though, and a little bit too neat and tidy.
I disliked the narrator. His character voices were all so similar. They were pretty bad. At one point he said " and he sighed" and then he made a sighing noise. weird.
Anyway, thought this book was only so so.
I enjoyed this book very much, and listened to it via audio twice. When I realized the 2nd time I had already read this, I decided to keep going since it had been years, and a good story. I enjoyed the characters, and the story. At some points it seemed to dragged, but not too bad, and not too often. Regardless, worth the read and I would recommend.