This is the worst HB Michael Connelly has ever written. Its very boring, racist, predictable and totally without any redeeming value. I wish I could get my money back. I'd love to spend it on a really good audible book. dk
No matter where you go, there you are.
This audible book was as entertaining as it was preposterous. Harry outwitting Hong Kong in a day? I think not, even with his triad toughened, eyeball-missing sidekick along for the ride. The book was not the problem for me in this case. It was the narrator. Len Cariou doesn't cut is as Harry. Not broody enough, even wimpy, and he sould not attempt to sound female.
He made Harry sound NORMAL, and that is just WRONG!
Mr. Cariou has narrated many Harry Bosch books but at the start of this book he was boring. Since I love the character I stuck with it and the narration was better. I also didn't like the voice he put with Ignacio. The story was very good and opened up a new culture for me. I cannot recommend this book to people unless they are fans of Harry Bosch.
Not a writer, a writer wannabe, editor, lit maj, or pretend literary critic. Just an avid reader/listener. My ratings are opinion only.
In my opinion, a very poor Bosch outing; Harry came out looking his worst. I love Harry, warts and all, but this was just not up to standard.
Connelly is just going through the motions here. I think he wrote this one while concentrating on something else. Barely held my interest. Not bad enough to stop listening but I was happy to hear it end.
I should have known better than to purchase a book with this narrator. He uses the same intonation for almost every sentence, which makes the dialogue sound very unnatural. The narration spoiled the audio experience for me.
The narrator in the audiobook almost made me stop listening to it. He sounded like he had a mouth full of mush. The book itself was OK but really not up to Michael Connelly's standard.
I've listened to a number of Bosch novels. This one is tops. Len Cariou started off a bit weak in narration, but found his stride soon.
I love Harry Bosch, and have read every book. This one is a nice departure, as it involves the Chinese gangs, and part of it takes place in Hing Kong. Nobody writes crime like Connelly, and this book is no exception. Highly recommend.