A spell binding tale that is a little dated. If you can overlook the fact that this story pre-dates cell phones and the cops seem to always be looking for a pay phone, then the story moves along pretty well. I learned a thing or two about a soldier's terrifying duties in Vietnam. The narrator was great for a police drama but weak on the main female character's voice. If I listen to another book in the series, I plan to select one that is more recent.
I have a friend who has read every Harry Bosch ever written, but I had never tried one. Then I joined Audible last year and bought The Black Echo on sale and for some reason never listened to it.
Well, I was going over the books that I purchased long ago and decided to listen to this one. I am so glad I finally did! Dick Hill (who is so good reading Lee Childs' Jack Reacher series) was terrific, the story was full of twists and turns, and the characters very well drawn.
I must say that I figured out the last twist before Harry did, but I think I was supposed to. And that doesn't bother me, anyway. I am perfectly okay if I discover the answer before the end -- it usually allows me to be more observant for the rest of the story.
It's amazing how much technology has changed the way people carry on their everyday lives in only 20 years (The Black Echo was released in 1992), not to mention its impact on police work. But the human side of things I believe remains constant, and Harry is a good guy.
Now to go on to the rest of the series!
it's up there with the best. i am hooked on Michael Connelly's Bosch series.
I compare much of Connelly's Bosch series of books to Lee Child's Jack Reacher books. Great characters and the books are to the point, fast paced gripping with great twists.
Yes i have, he is a great narrator. amazing at acting out different voices and emotions of the scenes.
No, i am not reading that type of book. this isn't exactly mills and boon.
Can't get enough of the Bosch series. i am so worried as am coming to the end of getting through them all. What next, i like Lee Child's books and Michael Connelly's books. need to find something similar.
Good start to a series. This is the first of the series I've read. Given this one I'll continue down the rest.
This is definitely a police procedural, with lots of those kinds of details. It seemed very well researched (not that I'd know). The protagonist, Harry Bosch (and the fantastic narrator, Dick Hill), really made the book for me. The mystery was pretty good. I liked the backstory of the Vietnam War.
Listened to over half of the book and didn't care how it ended. Lost interest right away. Had to listen to passages over and over and still just could not get into it. Dissapointing.
Yes, but I had a hard time not thinking about Jack Reacher with Dick Hill narrating.
Sure, good story, kind of predictable though
Again, sounded like a Jack Reacher book.
This is the first book that I have read in this series. It was great.
trying to solve the mystery of who & why
author did a great job of creating several suspicious charactors & possible motives